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LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Installation Instructions

Designed for impressive energy efficiency as the #1 original brand of radiant barrier sheathing, LP TechShield panels install easily while helping to block 97% of radiant heat from emitting into a home’s attic. Install this radiant barrier in an attic and help reduce temperatures by up to 30° F.

Before You Begin

Keep these tips in mind to help your installation of LP TechShield Radiant Barrier go smoothly and to keep the product in great shape.

  • Store panels in a clean, dry area off the ground
  • Protect from moisture prior to and during installation
  • If storing outside, cover panels with plastic sheets or tarps with the sides kept loose for adequate ventilation
  • Be careful not to drop on corners or crush edges
  • Avoid damage to radiant barrier foil surface

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Step by Step: Roof Installation

Step 1
Step 1
Prepare Your Panels

Install panels with the foil side down and the skid-resistant side, with the APA trademark, facing up. Be sure to wear skid-resistant shoes during radiant barrier installation in a roof application.

Step 2
Step 2
Space and Arrange Panels

For an LP TechShield installation, space all panel edges 1/8 ̋ minimum. Install with the long dimension across supports and with the panel continuous over two or more spans. End joints should occur over framing.

Step 3
Step 3
Attach Panels to Framing

In the absence of project specifications, nail panels 6 ̋ on center along supported ends and edges and 12 ̋ on center at intermediate supports. Fasten panels 3/8 ̋ from panel edges. Use 8d common nails for panels up to 1 ̋ thick; use 10d common nails for panels up to 1-1/4 ̋ thick.

Step 4
Step 4
Cover Roof Sheathing

Cover LP TechShield Radiant Barrier sheathing as soon as possible with roofing felt or shingle underlayment to protect against excessive moisture prior to roofing. This completes your radiant barrier installation.

See the Installation Process in Action

Building pros Kyle Stumpenhorst and Jordan Smith demonstrate the ease of the LP TechShield installation process. Click to watch!

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