Radiant barriers are essentially insulation devices used to retain temperature of the surroundings. They are chiefly comprised of reflective aluminum sheets sited on substrate material. The substrates are made of brown paper, plastic films, craft paper, cardboard, plywood sheathing or air infiltration barrier material.
There are two chief types of attic radiant barrier i.e. Spray on and Sheet Barriers. Installation of spray on barriers is quite easy and simple. It is just sprayed on the bottom base of roof. It is made up of paint and metal flecking mix. This mix has sufficient reflective property to redirect the heat. Spray on barrier is very hard-wearing. The sheet radiant barrier comes in the form of big roles. It can be fitted by rolling out on the entire attic. You can roll it up on whole top insulation, hang it from rafter supports, nail it to beneath of the roof or roll it out beneath shingles. All kinds of radiant barriers have same elementary working principle. Heat exchange befalls because of thermal radiation. Radiant barriers minimalize this heat exchange between roof deck and the attic floor. They have a great reflectivity value (typically 0.9 or 90%) and low emissivity value (typically 0.1 or less).
Attic Construction offers San Diego, Orange County & Phoenix insulation installation for radiant barriers. We also offer attic cleaning and insulation removal services to help take care of attic projects from A to Z. Contact us for a free estimate.
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Written By Joseph Sheiner
Joseph Sheiner is a construction industry professional with over 15 years of experience. He began his career in the insulation industry in 2012, and co-founded Attic Construction Inc in 2013. As CEO of the company, Joe oversees all operations and is in charge of training and product knowledge.
Under Joe’s leadership, Attic Construction has become the largest leading Attic Restoration Company in San Diego, Orange County and Phoenix. He has personally performed and supervised insulation work in over 7000 homes. He is certified by Owens Corning as a CEE (Certified Energy Expert) and is a licensed contractor by the CSLB.
Most recently, Joe has helped expand Attic Construction to two additional locations – Orange County and Phoenix. He is currently working on expanding to additional locations in the near future.
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