Attic Radiant Barrier: Protect Your Home
It has never been easier than right now to protect your home and family from the affects of radiant energy. An attic radiant barrier in many cases can be quickly and easily installed right over the existing home insulation. In fact, this is probably the simplest and most cost-efficient way to install.
Still, many homeowners may have been putting off the installation of radiant barrier insulation out of confusion over how to install the material and how to handle existing insulating materials. Don’t let fear of the unknown prevent you from taking advantage of the energy efficiency of this material. With help from RadiantGUARD, you can get all the supplies, equipment and guidance you will ever need to protect your home from radiant energy.
If you have been putting off the decision for a heat barrier or the installation, read on to learn more about the benefits of RadiantGUARD’s insulation over traditional products. Continue to read our articles to learn more information.
Radiant Barrier Insulation Has Benefits
Like traditional insulating materials, radiant barrier insulation is designed to reduce the transfer of heat from the outside of a home into the attic of a home, and to the remainder of the household. Where the two products differ is in the methods by which they block the radiant heat.
In the very simplest terms, traditional insulation reduces heat transfer, or radiant energy, by trapping the warm air within the fibers of the insulation. By contrast, an attic radiant barrier with aluminum uses a layer of aluminum to deflect radiant energy, preventing most of it from penetrating into the attic space at all, and keeping cool air inside. The result of this approach to installation is a major improvement in heating and cooling efficiency. Homeowners who switch to foil barriers report a significant decrease in cooling costs during the summer, as well as their winter heating expenses.
For more about how radiant barrier insulation can benefit your home, continue to browse our website for more information.