RADIANT BARRIER INSULATION
Radiant barriers are installed in homes — usually in attics — primarily to reduce summer heat gain and reduce cooling costs. The barriers consist of a highly reflective material that reflects radiant heat rather than absorbing it. When the sun heats a roof, its primarily the sun’s radiant energy that makes the roof hot. Much of this heat travels by conduction through the roofing materials to the attic side of the roof. The hot roof material then radiates its gained heat energy onto the cooler attic surfaces, including the air ducts and the attic floor. A radiant barrier reduces the radiant heat transfer from the underside of the roof to the other surfaces in the attic.
What is Radiant Barrier Insulation?
A highly reflective material (like aluminum foil) is used to reflect heat rather than absorb it that are applied to sides of a medium such as cardboard, strand board, or plastic films. Radiant barriers are combined with other insulation products to increase home performance and efficiency of existing or new insulation systems.
Most homeowners never think to check their attic when it fact this may be one of the leading causes of a decrease in home performance and discomfort; statistically, attics are the largest source of energy loss.
- Reflect and or block up to 90% of heat transferring to your attic
- Greatly reduce heat transfer between attic and other areas of your home
- Reduce monthly cooling bills
- Non-toxic, clean, and lightweight
Need a Radiant Barrier Installer in Rockford, IL?
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