LP TechShield is a radiant barrier that installs like conventional roof sheathing. Made with an aluminum sheet laminated to panels of LP OSB, the technology creates a radiant barrier that helps block attic heat from entering the home. Patrick Mayhan, purchasing manager at Houston-based Westin Homes, tells BUILDER: “It cuts down on homeowners’ utility costs and is a selling point for homes.” Don Dykstra, president at Bloomfield Homes in Texas, agrees, noting that his firm adopted the product in the past five years and now uses it regularly. More than 1 million homes have been built with the product in the past decade, according to the company. www.lpcorp.com.
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