Are you hoping to make your home more energy efficient? Do you feel like your cooling costs in the summer are way out of proportion to your home?
A great way to increase the energy efficiency of your home is to install a radiant barrier. A radiant barrier is thin sheets of aluminum installed over your attic’s insulation. They are reflective and keep out the heat in the summer and maintain the warm air when it’s cold outside. Start reducing your energy bills today!
When the sun is pounding on your roof during the warmer months, it generates heat, making the roof very hot. This heat then travels through roofing materials and into the attic. When your attic is hot, it can then travel down into your home, making your cooling system work overtime.
By installing a radiant barrier in your attic, you can reduce radiant heat transfer from the roof to your attic by absorbing that heat. They lower heat transfer rates and keep the attic space cooler, lowering cooling costs by up to 17%.
The highly reflective material of a radiant barrier is usually made of aluminum foil, which can be applied to a number of different materials, including craft paper, plastic films, cardboard, strand board, and air infiltration barriers.
You may also want to combine your radiant barrier with other types of insulation materials to further increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Radiant Barrier Installation Methods
There are two methods for installing radiant barriers – on top of the attic floor and on the underside of the roof.
Under The Roof
When you install a radiant barrier to the underside of the roof, you are allowing for proper ventilation, ensuring heat is reflected back up before reaching the floor of the attic. You should contact a professional to install a radiant barrier to the underside of the roof. This type of installation is more complicated.
Benefits Of Installing a Radiant Barrier
You can potentially reflect up to 97% of solar radiation A cooler attic space means less heat flowing to the living areas below Reduced attic temps increase attic ductwork efficiency Reduction of overall cooling costs Ability to create storage in the attic
Contact Us For A Radiant Barrier Installation
Installing radiant barriers is a job best left to the professionals. Our technicians are licensed and bonded and can give you a free, no-obligation quote on radiant barrier installation. When you choose Us for your radiant barrier installation, we guarantee satisfaction at a reasonable price.
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.