Want to install radiant barrier insulation in the walls of your home or building? AB Insulation can assist. We work with homeowners, builders, and contractors to install radiant barriers for both new construction residential and retrofit home-based insulation projects across Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Benefits of Radiant Barrier Insulation

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Radiant barriers are usually installed in attics so as to directly reflect sunlight. This reflective insulation helps keep your home a lot cooler and more comfortable—and enables you to save on your energy bills.

Benefits of installing radiant barrier insulation in your household or building include:

  • Reduced energy costs
  • More comfortable indoor temperatures
  • Improved HVAC system performance, end more

Radiant Barrier Insulation FAQs

Still have questions concerning radiant barrier insulation? See some of these frequently asked questions.

What is the R-value of Radiant Barrier Insulation?

The R-value depends on the number and size of the airspaces surrounding the radiant barrier and the direction of the heat flow. Since the radiant barriers are typically installed on top of existing mass insulation, its R-value is a moot point. It is a radiant barrier’s capacity to reflect heat that makes it such an energy saver.

How Does Radiant Barrier Maintain Me Warmer in the Winter?

Like wrapping a baked potato in aluminum foil, it keeps a warm potato longer by holding the heat in, covering your attic insulation with radiant barrier holds heat in the household. Another analogy would be that the radiant barrier in the winter works like a space blanket, which, although very thin and lightweight, holds your body heat in. A thin space blanket can keep you warmer than many heavy blankets.

How Can it Keep Heat Out in the Summer if Radiant Barrier Retains Heat During The Winter?

Like a spacesuit, a radiant barrier reflects the sun’s heat before it can warm up the insulation in your attic. When the insulation stays cooler, your house will remain cooler. It helps in understanding how a radiant barrier will work for you if you think of other things that work similarly.

What if the radiant barrier accumulates dust over a while? Will it still work?

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Many attics don’t accumulate enough dust to affect the radiant barrier’s ability to save energy costs.

Thousands of homes and structures have had a radiant barrier installed for as long as ten years or more with no significant collection.

Won’t my roof get hotter when I have radiant barrier insulation in my attic?

That hasn’t been confirmed. Radiant barrier has been used broadly in the south, showing no difference in roof temperatures, as confirmed by field tests.

Do I have to take out my old insulation to put radiant barrier in?

No. Radiant barrier actually makes your present insulation more efficient.

Where do you install radiant barrier?

Radiant barrier can be laid over your present insulation the way a blanket or stapled under your rafters or crawl space.

What about foil-faced fiberglass? Isn’t it just as good as radiant barrier?

No. The foil on the fiberglass is in direct connection with the attic floor. Aluminum foil becomes more conductive when in contact with a solid surface. The air space facing the reflective surface is of vital importance.

I already have sufficient insulation in my attic. Do I need radiant barrier insulation?

Regardless of how much insulation you have in your attic, adding radiant barriers will save on your heating and cooling costs and keep you much more comfortable. Energy savings for heating and cooling can be as much as 17%, depending on various factors, such as climate, building configuration, materials used, site, family size, and lifestyle.

Choose AB Insulation for Radiant Barrier Insulation Services

At AB Insulation, we believe that properly insulating your home or business is the key to low energy and overall comfort. Allow us to put our years of expertise to work for you and call us today for radiant barrier insulation installation services.

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