radiant barrier installation

Radiant Barrier Installation

Radiant barriers keep your home cooler by reflecting the sun’s radiant heat away, significantly reducing the heat absorbed by your roof and maintaining cooler temperatures in areas below your attic.

How Radiant Barriers in Attics Work

Heat transfers very easily from warm areas to cooler areas. The Sun’s radiant heat can make roof temperatures soar to over 150 degrees, causing attic temperatures to easily reach 120-130 degrees. That heat can even reach the attic floor and transfer right into your living space. Radiant barriers are designed to combat the transfer of heat, a natural process where warmth moves from hotter to cooler areas. 

Radiant Barrier Varieties

Radiant barriers come in several forms, including options like bubble wrap and aluminum foil-like materials. These barriers are diverse in their make-up and highly effective in reducing radiant heat, ensuring your attic and, subsequently, your home stays cooler during the hot summer months.

At Crawl Space Ninja, we understand the importance of a well-cooled home for comfort and energy efficiency, and our attic solutions are tailored for your specific home to achieve just that.

Choosing a Radiant Barrier

When selecting a radiant barrier, it’s important to consider a few key aspects:

  • Opt for a non-laminated radiant barrier for better performance
  • A protective coating is crucial for durability and effectiveness
  • Ensure the product meets the latest fire codes for safety

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Cost of a Radiant Barrier

The cost of installing a radiant barrier varies, primarily depending on your attic’s size and configuration. Factors like existing insulation depth can also influence the price. In general, the cost savings from cooling your home in the summer months make it a sound investment. At Crawl Space Ninja, we recommend an in-home assessment to provide you with an accurate cost estimate, ensuring you get a customized solution that fits your specific needs and budget.

How to Install a Radiant Barrier

Proper installation is critical for the effectiveness of radiant barriers. Contrary to some practices, placing the barrier directly on the attic floor can lead to a quick loss of effectiveness and potential moisture issues, leading to mold and other costly issues. Crawl Space Ninja adheres to the highest standards in installation, the Department of Energy guidelines, ensuring that your radiant barrier is set up correctly to offer maximum benefits.

Do Radiant Barriers Work?

Watch Franchise owner, Michael Church, discuss the utility of radiant barriers in your attic space. For more informational videos, check out our tips and guides on our YouTube Channel. 

Enhance your home's comfort and efficiency with our radiant barrier installation.

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