Foil the Heat With Radiant Barrier Insulation, Save Money on Utility Bills, and Conserve Energy
There are many methods of insulating a house or office building. Some are extremely effective and practical while others are not. The best insulation and most inexpensive method to insulate a house from the heat of summer is to use aluminum foil. The cost should only be approximately 0 to 0 to wrap an average 2000 sq. foot house in aluminum foil. The heavy weight aluminum foil is the most durable from a weathering standpoint. This is an absurd idea! This ridiculous idea would work, except for being aesthetically displeasing, violating a large number of local ordinances and home association covenants, and not very practical from an installation standpoint. There are alternatives that will yield similar results without the hassle, ugliness, and illegal aspects.
Radiant barriers possess similar reflective qualities of aluminum foil in order to provide maximum temperature control in a home.
Much like aluminum foil found in many cooking application, radiant barriers do not absorb heat, they reflect it. A relative new comer to the home insulation industry, radiant barriers are designed to be installed within attics and even under homes in crawl spaces.
In doing so, during the winter months a foil radiant barrier allows the heat of the home interior to be trapped inside and maintained while the house is sitting out in the open colder air. Obviously this is a perfect example for warming a home in the winter time, but what of the heat during the summer?
Radiant barriers don’t just trap warm air inside, they also help maintain cooler temperatures from the sizzling exterior heat. The key term is barrier. It works equally well against large temperature fluctuations of summer by reflecting the exterior heat back outside and reflecting the cooler interior temperatures inside.
This technology traces its origins back to military and N.A.S.A.
developments. This truly is a space age material adapted for the construction industry. With a radiant barrier installed, the homeowner should notice a drop in energy costs which translates to saving money. With today’s economic struggles, that is especially important for families trying to make ends meet.
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