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Question DetailsAsked on 11/24/2014

Does the radiant barrier affect the satellite signal just cover 3000 sq ft of it and lost my signal..

does radiant barrier affect internet and satellite signals

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Yup - basically, foil encapsulation is one o the earliest and still a common method for creating secure rooms for classified or confidential work areas or to protect sensitive electronic test or medical equipment. Will block or seriously degrade most common radio/TV signals, including satellite TV and phone, wireless internet, cell phone - even cable TV which uses a broadcast wireless connection from nearest wireless modem and your house as opposed to cable all the way. Satellite TV effect obviously affected most if receiving antenna/dish is under the radiant barrier, but there is research that the scattered signal reflected from the barrier can also degrade the signal received by a wall or roof mounted or other nearby dish/antenna.

There are amplifiers/local rebroadcast modules that can be installed to collect the signal from outside the house and rebroadcast it inside - of course, different for each service. Or, move your receiver to the outside wall of the house which gives best receiving signal.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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