Attic radiant barrier as a supplement to existing insulation

Radiant BarriersHere is a quick fact on summer temperatures: roof temperatures on a hot summer day can reach up to 165 degrees Fahrenheit, and home attic temperatures can reach 130 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas of the United States easily. Many people only know of standard home insulation to prevent all this heat from transferring from the attic space in their home to their living space below, and may not know of the advantages that a radiant barrier can have on their homes, and the ease of installing it. There is a better way. An attic radiant barrier system from works by reducing heat transfer from thermal radiation. Radiation is the primary mode of heat production and transfer in an attic environment. Your roof absorbs the infrared rays and energy from the sun. This, in turn, heats the roofing surface and inner framework. These materials then radiate heat in the attic and onto the attic floor where it can be transferred through the mass insulation by conduction into the ceiling below. Once the ceiling is warm, it is just a matter of time before the living space below heats up through both convection and conduction. A installed radiant barrier can stop as much as 95-97% of the heat transfer from the roof to the top of the standard insulation in your attic, which means it will never have a chance to reach your living space. This in turn will lower your energy costs and also save on wear and tear and repair of the air conditioning system.


Radiant barriers will help to keep summer cooling costs low

This product works so well in attics, especially, because of its reflectivity and emissivity qualities. It's also very easy to install and has no virtually maintenance once in place. A radiant barrier blocks upwards of 95-97% of the radiant heat from infrared rays that strike it. This effectively brings the total radiant energy that can be emitted to the attic insulation down to 3% or less. Imagine what a difference that can make in your summer home cooling costs. At the already low price from it will pay for itself is a very short time! Installing an attic radiant barrier could be the single biggest thing you can do to make your air conditioning system more efficient and cost effective. Give us a call today to learn more! You will be glad you did.