If you’ve spent time thinking about protecting your attic against the elements, you may have heard about “radiant barriers.” Many people are skeptical whether installing this reflective material is worth the cost. In some states, predatory contractors have been decried by government agencies for using misleading marketing about what radiant barriers can do. So, is radiant barrier worth it? In San Diego and Orange County, absolutely. Radiant barriers work by reflecting the sun’s rays, making them ideal for bright, hot…Read more
When we think about protecting our homes from the elements, our thoughts tend to go towards insulation against the cold. Anyone with a drafty window in the middle of winter can appreciate the value of a tightly sealed home. But did you know that there are ways you can also keep your house cooler in the summer? Radiant barriers can be installed alongside insulation in the attic space, providing a heat shield that can lower cooling costs in the summer…Read more
A lot of work goes into installing radiant barriers in your attic space—it isn’t quite as easy as just rolling out a sheet of tinfoil and hoping your cooling costs go down. Radiant barriers work by deflecting the sun’s rays, rather than typical thermal insulation which absorbs heat. When installing radiant barriers, thought needs to be put into the way they’re positioned. Radiant barrier application can be done in several different ways, each with benefits and drawbacks. Consider the shape of…Read more
Radiant barrier is one of the best and most innovative ways to take control of the temperature in your home. Taking advantage of conduction, convection, and radiation, radiant barriers enable you to significantly reduce the transfer of heat both coming into and out of your house. It’s such a powerful and useful technology, even NASA uses it on its spacecraft. However, there are certain issues and complications that can arise with a radiant barrier. There are vulnerabilities inherent to the…Read more
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…Read more
Adding radiant barrier (also called radiant foil) to your traditional home attic insulation in San Diego can upsurge your home’s energy efficiency. Why does radiant barrier work? Well, heat travels from hot to cold. In cold climate, what you need to be alarmed about is the heat getting out and not so much about the cold getting in. The procedure is called “heat loss,” and the objective with any kind of insulation is to lessen heat loss. Radiant insulation San Diego…Read more
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