Radiant Barrier

Radiant barrier is a good insulation material to reduce summer heat into your attics. Your attic heats up when the sun rays energy to heat is transferred into the house through the roofing materials. During hot summer, the temperature of attic increases which get transferred inside the building. A radiant barrier can reflect the sun heat to the outside of attic and doesn’t allow attics to absorb the heat.

Radiation coming out of the sun is the main source of warmness which comes into your attic.  The more your attic will get hot, the more heat waves will be moving down to your home. Radiant barrier helps to in improving comfort in the home interior in hot summer and can reduce your energy cost. It also prevents the transfer of heat from warm places to cold places of your house. The process is actually very simple, as the radiant barrier acts as a shield and completely blocks the most powerful part of sun rays. So these intense rays are not able to penetrate your home through your roof which creates the heat transfer and warms your home.

It requires expert’s help to get the installation done so that it can work more effectively. Normally, they are installed with foil side directing towards attic and near to open space. Always, make sure that the attic ventilation should never be blocked. Whenever the dust will be gathered on the foil it will make the radiant barrier less effective. Like any solar system there is a small amount of maintenance required to ensure the system works in the very best way possible.

You should follow manufacturer’s instruction while installing a radiant barrier on your roof or attic. It is always advised to take a professional help in getting this installed. You should leave enough space between all joints to make expansion and contraction easier in moisture weather. Properly installed radiant barrier attic can improve your home value and its saleability.  Installing this will result in savings on energy consumption which will give you a good return on investment at a longer run.

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