are a great way to improve your home’s energy efficiency. They keep heat from entering your property during the summer and prevent heat loss during the winter. Installation is typically easy. This could be an affordable option that’ll help improve your home’s overall comfort levels while helping you save on energy costs.
Here are some questions you may have about radiant barriers.
What is a radiant barrier?
A radiant barrier is a material that reflects heat away from a building or structure. It is typically installed in the property’s attic or roof and can be made of either foil, paper, or fabric.
What are the benefits of installing a radiant barrier?
The most significant benefit associated with radiant barriers are reductions in energy bill costs. Radiant barriers help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, meaning you won’t have to solely rely on your heater and cooler to regulate your home’s internal temperature. They can also reduce noises coming from the outside, reduce humidity levels, and provide additional protection against mold and mildew growth. Not to mention, radiant barriers are a simple solution that don’t require major renovations or investments.
How do I install a radiant barrier?
Radiant Barrier installations can vary depending on the type and size of home you have. Generally, they are installed in an attic or roof space, between the insulation and the next roof layer. Having a professional installation done is recommended as it ensures proper installation and allows you to reap the maximum benefits of having the barrier.
What are some things to keep in mind when installing a radiant barrier?
When installing a radiant barrier, it is important to make sure that all seams are sealed properly. Seams should be reinforced with tape, or caulk, to ensure an airtight seal and to prevent any heat from entering the space. Additionally, it is important to avoid compressing the barrier upon installation so as to adequately reflect the heat.
Radiant barriers are an effective and efficient way to make your home more comfortable and reduce energy costs. Avoid trying to install radiant barriers yourself; instead, contact us
for the professional installation of radiant barriers within your South Florida home.