Are you looking 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? Most of the heat coming into your home spreads through the roof, radiant barriers work reflecting and keeping heat out. These systems use three methods: conduction, convection, and radiation. Taking advantage of conduction, convection, and radiation, radiant barriers enable you to significantly reduce heat transfer both coming into and out of your house.
Radiant barrier coating technology is used in military applications and the aerospace industry to reflect heat away from critical machinery. That means we’re using actual NASA technology to save you money!
According to the Department of Energy, approximately 60% of our average energy consumption occurs in our HVAC system. Unfortunately, many of our homes aren’t adequately equipped to support efficient heating and cooling, especially in the attic. Radiant barriers are installed in attics to reflect sunlight directly. This reflective insulation helps keep your home a lot cooler and more comfortable and enables you to save on your energy bills.
Benefits of Radiant Barriers
- Reduced energy costs
- More comfortable indoor temperatures
- Improved HVAC system performance
Radiant barriers can prevent up to 90% of radiant heat from entering your home, saving you a lot of energy costs and cooling time. If most of the summer’s high temperature is coming through your attic, that means it’s also going into your living space! You’ll be able to reduce AC usage by simply installing this kind of barrier on top or underneath any insulation.
Radiant Barriers are non-toxic, meaning the installation process is safe and simple, eliminating the need for safety equipment during installation, making the entire process faster, and doesn’t require residents to vacate the space. Radiant barriers are prone to specific issues, but no technology is immune to deterioration over time, user error, or environmental stresses. The benefits of radiant barriers far outweigh the potential costs that these issues can cause.
If this article has intrigued your curiosity and you want to learn more about radiant barriers and how this great technique can benefit you, make an appointment with one of our Green Attic & Construction experts. Our technicians can apply radiant barriers to your existing roof or an entirely new roof. Just one coat is usually all you need to improve your home’s comfort and decrease your energy bills!
Our expertly trained technicians are on hand to answer any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, call our phone number or fill our online scheduling form. Contact us today for a free evaluation!