What is an Attic Radiant Barrier?
bills can get fairly expensive fairly quickly. Whether your house runs on gas,
electricity, or both, you’d like to keep your energy costs down as much as
possible, especially during the extreme weather months. Bills can jump up to
200% during the summer and winter months to keep your house cool and warm.
Installing an attic radiant barrier helps lower these costs by reducing the
amount of heat that is transferred in the airspace between the roof deck and the
attic floor. These barriers can be laid on top of conventional insulation (foam,
fiberglass, cellulose, etc.) and should be laid with the reflective side facing
up towards the roof. The reflective side of the radiant
energy barrier will
reflect any solar radiant energy outside the house instead of absorbing it; this
is what keeps your house cool during the summer months.
Why a Radiant Energy Barrier?
Although a radiant
barrier is similar to
conventional insulation in that they perform essentially the same function, the
way they go about performing that function is entirely different. A radiant
energy barrier, because it reflects radiant energy and lowers heat transfer from
the roof to the attic space works most effectively in warmer climates. By
reflecting the radiant energy that is emitted from the sun, it can lower air
conditioning costs drastically. An attic radiant barrier works in cooler
climates too, but is much more efficient in warmer weather. The radiant barrier
will eventually pay for itself and then some with all the money that you’ll be
saving on gas and electric bills.
RadiantGUARD specializes in providing homeowners and contractors the most
durable and versatile radiant energy barriers on the market. Our products block
95-97% of the radiant heat that comes in through your roof.
Please continue reading our articles to learn how RadiantGUARD can help you by
providing you with the newest innovation in attic insulation.