Ever wondered just how effective radiant barriers are? Well the folks here at Green Attics, Inc. can certainly help. Radiant barriers are efficient and effective in reducing cooling energy bills in the hot summer months by blocking out a good amount of the heat that your roof absorbs from the summer sun. The hotter the temperatures are outside, the better a radiant barrier, or attic insulation, is.
A radiant barrier is a reflective insulation system that blocks heat rather that absorbs heat like typical traditional insulation does. A radiant barrier reflects heat back to where it comes from and, as a result, overtime will reduce cooling costs and bills. You may ask how this is possible. The answer is simple. The radiant barrier is made of aluminum that reflects the heat back to its source in the same direction it came from and away from the house. When installing radiant barriers it is essential that the aluminum surface faces an open air space in order to function both efficiently and effectively.
Here at Green Attics, Inc. we want all our valued clients to understand how radiant barriers work and to fully comprehend the effectiveness of the product. The hotter the temperatures are, the more effective radiant barriers are and the more effective they are, the greater the reduction in your cooling costs will be. Statistics have proven that radiant barriers can reduce cooling costs as much as 10-15% in hot climate. When this occurs, your air conditioning or cooling system does not have to work as hard to cool down your house and, therefore, your cooling costs are reduced.
For those homeowners who want to insulate their homes in order to save energy in the hot summer months, surely radiant barriers and our green attic insulation can effectively accomplish this task. Though radiant barriers have no R-value they can help boost the R-Value of nearby air space and can be used as part of a building or home assembly. Radiant barriers are used in new construction and, though they cost much more than conventional insulation materials, serve to effectively reduce radiant heat transfer within the structure.
We all know full well the negative effects that will occur when heat transfers between the interior and the exterior of a house. When heat transfer occurs the efficiency of your air conditioning or cooling system decreases and homeowners can experience high energy and cooling costs. With that said, it makes perfect sense to try and stop as much heat transfer as possible, which is why it is necessary to use insulation in your homes. Insulation is a great resource for reducing some radiant heat transfer, but is simply not enough to stop the bulk of radiant heat from infiltrating your home’s structure. That’s where radiant heat barriers come in. Radiant barriers have very low emissivity but high reflectivity which contributes to its ability to actually stop the transfer of heat and reduce heat gain in the hot summer temperatures thereby reducing the cooling needs of your home.
If you are looking to reduce your cooling costs and are considering your insulation options, then surely you have come to the right place. Here at Green Attics, Inc. our highly skilled and trained technicians are here to answer all your questions and provide you with the insight needed when choosing your insulation options. Certainly radiant barriers are both efficient and effective and are an ideal solution to your heat transfer problems which is why we here at Green Attics, Inc. give favor to this innovative product. Summer is here so why not take that all-important first step to reducing your cooling costs and making your home more comfortable. Contact our professionals for your free green attic insulation analysis and to schedule your install today.