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Radiant Barrier: The Science Behind It

By October 13, 2021October 25th, 2021No Comments

Looking to keep your home cooler during the summer months? Look no further than radiant barrier installation!

Read more below for a crash course on how it works!

Radiant Barrier, Meet Radiation

The sun heat the Earth through radiation, or the transfer of heat without direct contact. Radiation is part of the invisible light spectrum, meaning that we can feel radiation, but we can’t see it.

The roof constantly reflects and absorbs radiation from the sun. About half of the radiation reaching the roof is reflected back into space, but the other half is absorbed by the roof, consequently heating up the attic.

Radiant Barrier DiagramThe shiny surface of radiant barrier works to prevent the radiant heat from being absorbed into the attic space. It reflects up to 97% of radiant heat energy!

Less heat entering your home = a cooler attic = money saved on your energy bill = a happy homeowner!

For a more enjoyable summer, get radiant barrier foil installed in your home by The Insulation Company! Our friendly estimators are standing by. Call today to get a personalized estimate! You can reach us at (727) 457-1642 or by clicking here.