Radiant barrier insulation is so effective in reducing energy bills in the summer because it works by reflecting the heat from the sun, resulting in increased performance of the structure’s existing insulation. Essentially, installing a radiant barrier is like putting your house “in the shade.”
Put Your Home Or Building In The Shade With Radiant Barrier
Installing a radiant barrier is like putting your home or building in the shade by reflecting the sun’s radiant heat before it comes inside. And, it works in reverse in the wintertime by keeping the heat in when it is cold outside. Installing a radiant barrier can greatly improve the overall comfort of your home while reducing your heating and cooling bills by 5% – 25%.
Radiant barriers reflect 97% of radiant heat and can be installed in attics, garages, and in an infinite number of commercial applications. Our highly skilled technicians will properly install your radiant barrier in almost any application: residential, commercial, or industrial.
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Benefits Of Radiant Barrier
A radiant barrier is a type of insulation material that reflects heat and helps to reduce the amount of heat that is transferred into a home or building.
The benefits of installing a radiant barrier in a home include:
Energy Efficiency: Radiant barrier helps to reduce heat transfer, making homes and buildings more energy-efficient and reducing energy costs.
Cooler Indoors: Radiant barrier helps to keep homes and buildings cooler in hot weather, making them more comfortable to live and work in.
Improved Indoor Air Quality: Radiant barrier helps to reduce the amount of heat and moisture that enters a home or building, which can improve indoor air quality.
Increased Comfort: Radiant barrier helps to reduce the amount of heat that is transferred into a home or building, making it more comfortable and reducing the need for air conditioning.
Increased Durability: Radiant barrier is durable and long-lasting, and it can help to extend the lifespan of other insulation materials, such as fiberglass or cellulose.
Easy to Install: Radiant barrier is easy to install and can be added to homes and buildings without significant changes to their structure.
Environmentally Friendly: Radiant barrier is made from recycled materials, and it does not emit any harmful substances into the environment, making it an environmentally-friendly insulation solution.
In conclusion, a radiant barrier is an effective insulation solution that can help to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy costs, and increase the comfort and indoor air quality of homes and buildings. With its ease of installation, durability, and environmentally friendly nature, a radiant barrier is a popular choice for homeowners and builders looking to improve their insulation systems.
FAQs About Radiant Barrier
A radiant barrier is a type of building product that reflects thermal radiation and reduces heat transfer. Since thermal energy is also transferred via conduction and convection, radiant barriers are often supplemented with thermal insulation products that slow down heat transfer via conduction or convection.
A radiant barrier reflects heat radiation [radiant heat], preventing transfer from one side to another due to a reflective, low emittance surface. In building applications, this surface is typically a very thin, mirror-like aluminum foil.
The radiant barrier that Diversified energy installs is a premium, heavyweight, dual-sided [reflective foil on both sides, and bubble insulated between the top and bottom layers.
Radiant barriers and reflective insulation systems work by reducing radiant heat gain. To be effective, the reflective surface must face an air space. … Radiant barriers are more effective in hot climates than in cool climates, especially when cooling air ducts are located in the attic.
The cost of installing a radiant barrier in your home depends on a few factors, the amount of area that needs to be covered, and the location of the installation [attic, garage, etc.]. Adding a radiant barrier to your home pairs well with our other insulation products, like spray foam or cellulose to ensure that you are addressing all methods of heat transfer.
Diversified Energy is the leader in home energy efficiency performance and diagnostic testing, and our BPI-certified technicians will professionally install the finest radiant barrier in your home or business. Contact us today for more information and to schedule your free consultation and quote.