What is a Radiant Barrier?
A radiant barrier is a thin layer of reflective film that blocks the radiant heat absorbed by your roof, reflecting it back out of your attic and preventing it from entering your living space. This technology increases your home’s energy efficiency and reduces radiant heat by 82%.
Looking for energy-saving options for your Houston area home? Adding a radiant barrier to your home’s attic can enhance the efficiency of your existing insulation and cut your air conditioning costs by 10-15%.
HOW IT WORKS
When the sun heats a roof, it’s primarily the sun’s radiant energy that makes the roof hot. A large portion of this heat travels by conduction through the roofing materials to the attic side of the roof. The hot roof material then radiates its gained heat energy onto the cooler attic surfaces, including the air ducts and the attic floor. A radiant barrier reduces the radiant heat transfer from the underside of the roof to the other surfaces in the attic.