Summer will be here before you know it! As you know, Texas summers can be more than brutal, and make your energy bills go through the roof. Radiant barriers are installed in homes, usually in attics, primarily to reduce summer heat gain, which help significantly lower cooling costs.
At Alpine Roofing Construction, we use a highly reflective foil that is applied to the underside of your roof rafters. This foil is designed to reduce the amount of heat that is able to penetrate into your attic during the summer, and can even keep heat in during the winter. This will consequently lower your heating and cooling costs up to 50%, making it an investment that will pay for itself. (Radiant barrier pays for itself within 4 ½ years of installation) Not only will it lower your energy costs, there are also tax credits available for installing this foil in your attic.
When the sun heats your roof, it is primarily the sun’s radiant energy that makes the roof hot, and a large portion of this heat travels through the roofing materials into your attic. Radiant barrier foil is a durable, three ply aluminum foil product that blocks 97% of the sun’s radiant heat. This will maintain uniform temperature throughout your home, and cause your air conditioning to run around 1/3 of the normal operating time.
Proper installation of a radiant barrier in coordination with the insulation and attic ventilation is critical. When all of these systems are properly installed by an Alpine Roofing Construction radiant barrier expert, you will see all the results stated above.
We will work with you individually to make your home more energy efficient, and help you get the energy savings results you are looking for. If you are interested in McKinney TX radiant barrier services, please contact us at 214-528-9897 for a free estimate!