Keeping your home cool in Houston can be a tough task for any home or business owner during the hot summer months. One of the most effective ways of lowering your electricity bills is by installing a Radiant Barrier to your attic roof decking.
How do Radiant Barriers work?
Radiant solar energy strikes the roof, heating the shingles, felt paper and roof sheathing by conduction, and causing the underside of the sheathing and the roof framing to radiate heat downward through the attic toward the attic floor. When a radiant barrier is placed between the roofing material and the insulation on the attic floor, much of the heat radiated from the hot roof is reflected back toward the roof and the low emissivity of the underside of the radiant barrier means very little radiant heat is emitted downwards. This makes the top surface of the insulation cooler than it would have been without a radiant barrier and thus reduces the amount of heat that moves through the insulation into the rooms below the ceiling.
Radiant Barriers can be installed by 2 different methods…..paint or staple up foil. We offer both services, and we would love the oppurtunity to give you a FREE estimate on which method would be the most cost effective for your home. Please do not hesitate to call or submit our online form to learn how we can help you save $$ on cooling your home or business.