Radiant Barriers

Most people are familiar with heat transfer by way of conduction and convection, but radiation is a big factor. When you step outside and feel the heat of the South Florida sun, you are experiencing heat transfer by means of radiation and the same effect is happening on homes. The largest source of heat gain in your home is solar energy that arrives in the form of radiation. It is only then that conduction comes into play heat travels through the roof and downwards.

“Radiant barriers are very effective at reducing the South Florida heat that we all know too well.”

Radiant barriers are very effective at reducing a home’s temperatures.

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Signs You Need a Radiant Barrier

If you live in a home that doesn’t hold energy well, and you constantly struggle to heat and cool the home, a radiant barrier is an easy and cost-effective way to solve these issues.

There are many reasons you might choose to install a radiant barrier in your home:

  • To help reduce the amount of heat coming into the home via the roof and attic

  • To stabilize the temperature inside the home by stopping the amount of heated air coming in

  • To reduce utility use and the accompanying bills that can spiral out of control

Always get a professional to do your radiant barrier installation

In a hot climate like ours, a radiant barrier can make a significant difference in how cool the home stays. Homes in Miami get an unusually high amount of sun exposure, and the roof is the main target. If your roof is a dark color, and your attic is uninsulated, you can be sure that a significant amount of heat is coming through this area and into the home. If you live in an older home that does not keep cool air in well, reducing the amount of warm air coming in through a major point like the roof can be an effective solution to problems with keeping the home cool.

Planning to Install a Radiant Barrier

Another option is to have a radiant barrier installed in a home that you are currently building in the Florida area.

Installing a radiant barrier while the home is being built ensures that the barrier will be ideally placed to be as effective as possible for you. If you know that you want your future home to be eco-friendly, including a radiant barrier is a good way to ensure that you use as little energy as possible to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. When used in conjunction with other eco-friendly systems, like solar panels can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. As an added bonus, you can expect to low power bills for as long as you live in the home.

Why You Should Call an Expert to Install a Radiant Barrier

Amateur installation of a radiant barrier can create several issues within the home.

Installing a radiant barrier while the home is being built ensures that the barrier will be ideally placed to be as effective as possible for you. If you know that you want your future home to be eco-friendly, including a radiant barrier is a good way to ensure that you use as little energy as possible to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. When used in conjunction with other eco-friendly systems, like solar panels can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. As an added bonus, you can expect to low power bills for as long as you live in the home.

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Proper Installation Stops Dust Accumulation

One of the main issues that can hamper the effectiveness of the radiant barrier is dust accumulation.

In order to work properly, a radiant shield has to be kept as dust free as possible. This ensures that the barrier can effectively reflect the heat. If installed improperly, a radiant barrier can become a dust magnet as it slips out of ideal position. By installing the radiant barrier properly and ensuring that it will stay in place, we also ensure the effective use of the unit for many years to come

DIY Radiant Barrier Installation Risks

Amateur installation of a radiant barrier also carries the risk of being unsafe electrically.

Wiring has to be kept away from the radiant barrier to ensure it doesn’t conduct electricity and cause a fire hazard. This can cause harm to the amateur installer and cause a potential hazard in the future for the family. If this electricity gets carried all the way to the structure of the home, and the flammable materials within, you could have a serious problem. Fixing this issue after the fact can end up costing more than installation from a professional would have cost you in the first place.

“Don’t take a chance trying to install radiant barriers yourself, contact us for professional installation of radiant barriers in your South Florida home.”

Contact A Best Insulation About Getting a Radiant Barrier in Your Home Today!

Having your home be at a more comfortable temperature is not just a luxury.

High temperatures mixed with South Florida’s high humidity can damage homes interiors and structural integrity. Adding radiant barriers can lower your energy costs, protect your family’s health, and your home. If you think your home may benefit from getting a radiant barrier or other types of added insulation installed, you are at the right place! Contact us here at A Best insulation.

We can talk to you over the phone about your home and send a member of the team out to look at your attic space to see if a radiant barrier is the right option for you. If we find the radiant barrier will not work in your house, we can give you options for what might help keep your home more thermally sound. We can also talk to your contractors if you are having a new house built so that we can install a radiant barrier for you in that home.

Contact A Best Insulation to get a radiant barrier installed in your home today at an affordable cost.

Here at A Best Insulation, we offer a comprehensive insulation service. This means that we are experts in many different insulation services. Some of those services include insulation removal, insulation installation, and radiant barriers. Our team is friendly and knowledgeable which can help make the entire process go more smoothly. We will be able to answer any questions that you may have to help you understand why your home can benefit from this kind of insulation installation.

If you’d like to have a radiant barrier installed in your attic or want to plan to include one in your new home, A Best Insulation can help. Our team of experienced, qualified installers can perform a fast and effective installation of radiant barriers in your existing home or new construction. 

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