Reflective insulation uses a material with reflective fronting— common materials are plastic film, foil-faced paper, polyethylene air pockets, and cardboard. Radiant barrier insulation is comprised of an aluminum foil, and can be joined with different materials to achieve the final reflecting effect.
The most common thermal insulation works by reducing conductive heat current, but reflective insulation does work differently. This insulation is designed to lessen radiant heat increase. When the roof is heated by sun, it becomes sun’s radiant power that creates the heat transfer. The heated roof then radiates increased heat into the attic area, which begins to impact the energy efficiency of your home.
This type of insulation keeps your house comfortable, as it is very effective at protecting your home from radiant heat. It works well in hot climates and particularly with homes with air duct attics, asphalt roofing, and no shade from trees. Reflective insulation stops 95% of heat and provides superior performance. It is an important barrier. The installation of reflective insulation is easy and cost effective. It is that common exchange of warmth from the outside that makes your AC work harder and along these lines not generally cost-efficient.
All Florida Insulation provides insulation-related services including radiant barriers in your home. We offer our services in the Windermere, Kissimmee, Apopka, Orlando and other surrounding communities. Please call All Florida Insulation at 407-410-3626 for a free quote today, or to learn more about all of your insulation options.
Chris has been an insulation professional for more than two decades, and has experience with all types of residential and commercial insulation products. His passion is green energy and effective insulation applications.