Do You Need a Radiant Barrier?

Mar 13, 2014   //   by Joshua Mays   //   No Comments

When it comes to insulating your home, there are a lot of products you can choose from. You can go with traditional fiberglass insulation, you can opt for foam insulation, or you can install a radiant barrier in your attic. While you may be familiar with fiberglass and even foam insulation, if you’re like most homeowners, you may not know much about radiant barriers.

 

Radiant barriers offer an innovative new way to insulate your home. By reflecting up to 97% of all radiant heat, they allow your house to stay at a steady, cool temperature all year round. They also reduce your energy bills drastically, and help stave off mold and mildew.

 

Think a radiant barrier may be right for your home? Then ask yourself these questions:

  • Are your energy costs high? If you have perpetually high energy bills, then a radiant barrier could be the solution. In fact, the eShield Radiant Barrier system has actually been known to cut homeowners’ energy bills by a whopping 25%. Imagine how much that could save you over the course of a year, five years or even ten years!
  • Do you live in a hot area? Though a radiant barrier can be beneficial to homeowners across the globe, it’s particularly advantageous to those who live in hot or humid areas, like Texas. In these regions, the sweltering temperatures outside make it virtually impossible to keep homes cool, even when running the A/C constantly. A radiant barrier can help combat this, by protecting your home from the hot outdoor air and ensuring your attic is temperate at all times.
  • Do you want to prevent mildew and mold? Most types of insulation pose a threat to your attic and the structure of your home. Over time, they begin to hold moisture, which may allow mold, mildew and other harmful substances to build up in your house. Ultimately, this can affect your air quality and your family’s health. Radiant barriers, on the other hand, are extremely breathable. They don’t hold in moisture, and they help ensure your home never suffers from mold or mildew.

 

Think a radiant barrier could benefit your home? Then contact Green Home Improvements today at (214) 424-9726 to schedule a free consultation!

 

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