Installing Radiant Barrier
Reduce your cooling bills with properly installed attic insulation
Oliver installs radiant barriers in attics and are experts in saving energy through your attic, as well as many other parts of your home.
If you’ve ever gotten into your car after it’s been sitting in the summer sun for an hour or so, you know firsthand just how hot the car can get. Leather seats can literally make you jump, and it can take your car’s air conditioning quite a while to make the space comfortable again. Why would a car’s interior get so much hotter than the air outside? Because of radiant energy from the sun — solar heat that keeps building up inside of your car. During the summer, the air in your attic can become super heated, just like the air in your car. As the temperatures shoot up to 120, 130, 140 degrees or higher, your home heats up dramatically. This forces your cooling system to work harder than ever. Your electricity use spikes, and you spend a lot more money.Schedule A Free Radiant Barrier Estimate
Benefits of radiant barrier insulation:
- Reduce cooling costs by as much as 15%.
- A radiant barrier can lower attic temperatures by as much as 30 degrees F.
- Items stored in the attic are less likely to be damaged by high temperatures with a radiant barrier installed.
- A radiant barrier can improve the performance of attic ductwork.
- During the heating season, an attic radiant barrier reflects warmth from the house back toward the living space.
We can help you choose the right type of reflective insulation
Radiant barriers are sometimes referred to as “reflective insulation” and “radiant barrier insulation” because, similar to insulation, they can effectively slow the transfer of heat. By installing a radiant barrier across the rafters, your attic stays cooler and so do you. A radiant barrier in an attic can reduce air conditioning expenses by 10 percent or more.
Unlike foam or cellulose, however, radiant heat barriers reflect heat back to its source. Radiant barriers are available in several forms. Your Oliver consultant will help you decide on the one that’s best for your home.
Beat the heat
To help protect a car from the heat, many drivers will leave a foil-faced sun shade on the car. This is a radiant barrier that does an excellent job of reflecting the solar heat, protecting your car from getting too hot.
In an attic, the radiant barriers we use can work just like these shiny car shades. When it’s hot, up to 97% of the sun’s heat can be reflected back outside by a radiant barrier. This will reduce the heat gain and take a load off of your air conditioning. In the winter, this reflective effect works the other way, reflecting heat from the house back toward your living space.
Get an estimate for radiant barrier panels
As the local experts for home insulation, Oliver offers professional radiant barrier installation and specializes in a variety of insulation solutions. Call 1-888-810-2681 today, or Schedule A Free Estimate.