Radiant barriers are used to reflect heat away from attics, helping to keep homes cooler by reducing the amount of heat that enters a home through the attic. They are great at doing this job, but this is only one part of an effective home insulation system.
Radiant barriers are designed to be used in conjunction with attic insulation. They can be used with existing insulation or new insulation since they are completely unaffected by insulation location. Insulation is located on the floor of the attic in between the joists. Radiant barriers are attached to the roof trusses or supports right underneath the roof. The two materials never come into contact with one another, which means you can add radiant barriers to your attic at any time.
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Why Homes Need Insulation and Radiant Barriers
All homes can benefit from both insulation and radiant barriers because the two products attack different types of heat. Insulation prevents heat conduction by creating resistance in the heat’s path. Ideally, you have enough insulation and resistance to prevent attic heat from entering your finished living space. Radiant barriers, by contrast, block radiant heat from the sun. They do this by reflecting the heat waves back into the atmosphere and away from the roof and attic. This reflection helps prevent those hot rays from entering the attic and becoming conductive heat, which helps take a load off the insulation, allowing it to perform better.
Together, radiant barriers and insulation provide protection against the two biggest sources of heat in the Florida climate: the sun and the outside air temperature.
Arrange A Free Inspection To Learn How Your Insulation Can Get A Boost From A Radiant Barriers
It is possible to improve your insulation’s performance by adding a radiant barrier to your attic space. If you think you have adequate insulation in your attic, but your home still gets hot, especially on sunny day, a radiant barrier may be the solution to your problem.
Call Florida Attic Insulation Pros to schedule a free no-obligation consultation. We will inspect your attic insulation levels and explain how a radiant barrier can help improve insulation effectiveness.
Contact us at 407-775-2230 to schedule your inspection.