Radiant barriers in your home will help control the amount of heat that enters or exits—reducing your energy consumption and costs. In warm months, a large percentage of heat is “barred” from entering your home by the radiant barriers reflecting it away. As a result, your air conditioning unit doesn’t have to work as hard and you benefit from a lower utility bill. Similarly, heating costs in colder months are reduced by having a radiant barrier, as it helps retain the heat by reflecting it back into the home.
Radiant Barriers Benefits
Radiant Barriers lowering by keeping warm air from escaping in the winter and keeping in cold air in the summer, reducing your utility bills year-round
- Save your heating and air conditioning from over working there by extending the lives of your air conditioning and heating units.
- Increase the R value of your roofing system.
While the actual results of how much you can expect to save on your utility bills using a using radiant barriers? Some customers have reported as much as a 40% saving on their energy expenses. Several factors, including how much sunlight hits your roof, the level of insulation on windows/doors/walls, will impact this number for your. However the sooner you install a radiant barrier the soon you will experience the monthly savings.
There are different products available to provide a radiant barrier and a variety of methods used.
- Underneath the roof rafters. The most common method of installation, the advantage is that the roof, shingles, and decking are never touched so any building, regardless of roofing material, can take advantage of having a radiant barrier. The radiant foil is applied (usually stapled) to the underneath side of rafters. The building must have an attic for this type of installation.
- As part of the roof decking. If you’re re-roofing your building, we can install the radiant heat barrier with the roof decking. This stops the radiant heat as early as possible and preventing up to 75% of the heat from penetrating. The best news is that radiant barrier decking is not much more expensive than regular/plain roof decking.
- Sprayed on the underside of the roof decking. The least expensive method, it, unfortunately, is not as effective as options one, two, or three that utilize foil or decking. It is, however, convenient as there is no concern about getting around wires, etc.