Adding insulation is one of the best ways to make any building more energy efficient. To increase the heat flow resistance in your home or business, our Dallas roofing company recommends installing a Radiant Barrier, a reflective insulation that faces an open space such as an attic and is usually placed between roof rafters, floor joists, or wall studs.
Known as a radiant barrier system, it helps lower your heating and cooling costs by controlling the amount of heat that enters or exits. Radiant barriers help your air conditioning and heating systems work more efficiently and economically.
Other key benefits of radiant barriers include:
- Lowering utility bills year-round
- Extending the life of air conditioning and heating units
- Installing an energy-saving product to “go green”
- Increasing the value and appeal of your home or business
- Taking advantage of the lifetime warranty.
Lower Utility Bills with Radiant Barrier
Alpine Roofing Construction radiant barriers help lower your utility bills. The savings vary, of course, based on several factors such as how much sunlight hits your roof and the level of insulation on windows, doors and walls. Some customers report lowering their energy bills by 40 percent! One thing is guaranteed: the sooner we install your radiant barrier system, the more you will save over time as the savings continues month after month.
Radiant Barrier Installation Methods
There are a variety of ways to install a radiant heat barrier, and our experienced roofing contractors understand how to design the most effective insulation system for your individual location. We advise you on the best options and materials for the job so you enjoy peace of mind while making an informed decision. Alpine also carries all the best radiant barrier products to meet your needs.
Take a look at three different installation methods:
1. Radiant barrier underneath the roof rafters. The most common method of installation, this process means we never have to touch your roof, shingles, or decking. This allows clients to take advantage of radiant heat barrier energy savings, no matter what type of roofing material they have in place. Radiant foil is applied (usually stapled) to the underside of rafters, so the building must have an attic for this type of installation.
2. Radiant barrier as part of the roof decking. During the re-roofing process, our Dallas TX roofing company can install the radiant heat barrier along with the roof decking. This stops radiant heat flow sooner, preventing up to 75 percent of the heat from penetrating the roof. Radiant barrier decking is not much more expensive than plain roof decking.
3. Heat barrier sprayed underneath roof decking. The least expensive insulation method, this process is less effective than options 1, 2 or 3. This installation method is convenient and removes any concerns about working around wires or other obstacles.