It is made of reflective materials, most commonly aluminum, that do more than regular insulation. In other words, while your common insulation would significantly slow down and substantially reduce the heat transfer from your roof or attic to your home, radiant barrier installation will altogether reflect the thermal radiation away from the home.
The most efficient type of insulation is a combination of attic insulation with radiant barrier installation. Together, they provide ultra-heat protection, translated to ultra-savings on utility bills.
Radiant Barrier works with the laws of physics by reflecting back any heat that the roofing surface and framing are naturally directing downwards to the cooler attic and home surfaces.
The point is to get those same laws to work for our benefit by deflecting and slowing down the process of heat conduction and radiation. Our Dublin radiant barrier team is fully equipped to handle any insulation type installation, whether it’s a quick radiant barrier installation, a full insulation and attic barrier install project, or a simple consultation to understand the eco and budget costs and benefits.
For new construction projects, we often install the radiant barrier unto the roof sheathing, thereby creating roof decking along with radiant barrier in one installation. For existing homes and buildings, we install the radiant barrier between the roof itself to the insulation material. In other words, under the roof rafters and decking, we will place your radiant barrier as a facing for the attic. This way, we accomplish the goal of double-insulation for your home, which means a more energy-efficient and budget-happy home.
Through our vast experienced with the Dublin radiant barrier installation scene, we are acutely aware of the small yet important details that are involved in the best radiant barrier installation process. For example, some air needs to be able to run through the area as to not lock air and moisture in the space. Also, the potential for dust to gather on the barrier, therefore interfering with its reflective properties has made us very mindful of the need for double-sided radiant barrier installation in Dublin.
We fully support our clients who prefer to remain with their attic insulation without adding any radiant barrier installation. We understand that the cost and additional work that radiant barrier involves might not be the right fit for everyone. For this reason, our insulation installation services and insulation cleanup (link to attic insulation sanitation page)are here to provide the best insulation installation and maintenance in Dublin.
Air ducts get damaged from a number of factors such as age, poor design, and rodent damage.
Damaged duct work or air duct leaks affect the indoor environment in two main ways:
Cold air is lost before it effectively cools the indoor space. This makes your HVAC system work harder, using more energy and driving your utility bills up.