Radiant Barrier Installations for Your Attic
Comfort is probably one of your first priorities if you own a home. While an important part of maintaining a pleasant indoor environment is temperature control, buildings without the proper insulation can soak up heat as quickly as they release it.
To protect your home from the heat and cold, choose radiant barrier installation services from Radiant Barrier Livermore. Our radiant barriers set high standards for energy efficiency and reliability so that your home stays comfortable all year long.
What Is a Radiant Barrier and How Does it Work?
A radiant barrier is a type of heat protection that you can have installed in your attic. This solution helps control the temperature of your structure in both hot and cold weather.
Unlike traditional insulation materials, which slow the flow of heat into your home, radiant barriers prevent this transfer by reflecting the heat back toward the atmosphere. This reduces the amount of heat that enters your home and helps you keep your home cooler on hot days.
Radiant barriers can be enhanced with regular insulation materials to increase effectiveness. They often come with elemental resistance, which protects them from harsh outdoor conditions and impact.
What Are The Benefits Of Radiant Barrier?
Radiant barriers are becoming more common among homeowners and business owners thanks to their efficiency and temperature control benefits. Instead of running the air-conditioning 24 hours a day while you’re at home, you can use a radiant barrier to maintain a more consistent climate. Some of the benefits of installing one of these barriers include:
Every structure has its own unique set of needs, so it’s important to consider them all before installing a radiant barrier. Knowing your home and its requirements beforehand will help you reap all the benefits our reflective barriers have to offer.
How Do Radiant Barriers Work?
Made of highly reflective materials, such as aluminum foil, radiant barriers are designed to reflect heat instead of absorbing it. As a result, radiant barriers can help reduce radiant heat gain, which is particularly important in the warmer months. During the summer, your attic can become extremely hot as the sun heats your home’s or business’s roof. The radiant energy from the sun will then travel by conduction through your roofing materials into your attic and air ducts, putting your A/C system on overdrive and reducing your interior comfort.
While radiant barriers help keep the indoor temperature in check throughout the summer months, they can also help reduce ice buildup during the cold season. Because heat loss through your roofing materials can cause ice dams, radiant barriers aid in the prevention of these hazardous ice ridges. Additionally, radiant barriers also help keep heat in, saving you on winter energy costs.
You can install a radiant barrier in one of two ways. The first is to attach the barrier foil to the bottom of your roof rafters, and the second method involves placing the radiant barrier over your current insulation. While the first method is the best option for homeowners who have ductwork and HVAC systems in the attic, using both is the ideal way to protect your home from both the heat and cold.
For our experienced professionals, setting up a radiant barrier is as simple as stapling the foil underneath the rafters. Once it’s properly installed, it will reflect most of the heat generated by the sun’s rays.
Reach Out to Radiant Barrier Livermore for Your Radiant Barrier Installation
Radiant Barrier Livermore will install a radiant barrier that fits your attic’s requirements. Our crews specialize in planning and executing barrier installations for homes. We’ll take care of the entire process, including cleanup and sealing, so you can feel confident that your home is secure. With free consultations and a 98.8% satisfaction rate, we’re confident that we can provide the protection you need.
We’re holding our crews to even higher standards of safety and cleanliness during COVID-19. If you choose us to do your radiant barrier installation, you can count on us to exercise diligent cleaning practices between jobs.
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.