RADIANT BARRIER – Commercial & Residential
EHI specializes in Radiant Barrier Insulation for Homes in Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas.Unfortunately, your traditional attic insulation can not stop radiant heat transfer! In order to stop radiant heat you need to have a Radiant Barrier installed by professionals that can optimize your home’s energy efficiency!
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RADIANT BARRIER BENEFITS
Why Does Radiant Barrier Work?
What makes radiant barrier foil so effective in reducing energy bills in the summer? Radiant barriers works by blocking radiant heat from being absorbed into our homes, garages, barns, etc. resulting in a more comfortable and energy efficient space. Simply put: radiant barriers reduce the amount of heat entering the home/building. Reducing the amount of heat gain helps to reduce the energy needed to remove the heat (air conditioning) and makes the living space more comfortable.
Radiant Barriers are not affected by humidity.
Because the radiant barrier reflects heat away from the surface it is unaffected by hot air or moisture. Some radiant barriers have perforations in the barrier allowing airflow and prevents moisture build up.
Radiant Barriers add R-Value to boost thermal efficiency.
The reflective insulation can reflect up to 97% of radiant heat. A double-sided radiant barrier will usually have materials in it’s center that add R-value and has thermal resistance like traditional insulation.
Radiant Barriers complement your current or existing insulation.
Can be installed over your existing insulation in your attic and crawl space. Additionally, depending on the type of radiant barrier it will add R-value to existing insulation.
Radiant barriers are great insulators for wrapping ducts, hot water tanks, and water pipes.
Radiant heat reflects heat away from surfaces. Think of the potato that is stays warmer longer when wrapped in foil. Please note that a radiant barrier does not replace the need for mass insulation. It helps boost the thermal efficiency of mass insulation and helps prevent conductive and convective heat transfer in addition to the radiant heat benefits.