Radiant barriers are an excellent investment for any home or commercial building to improve your energy efficiency. At All Florida Insulation, we have been installing radiant barriers in Orlando and the surrounding communities in Central Florida for more than a decade. This experience allows us to install radiant barriers with flawless efficiency, which results in a high quality product at a competitive price. Radiant barriers are one of the very best ways to stave off the all mighty sun in Florida, which can be overwhelming for at least half of the year. It provides your home with a protective barrier to significantly reduce the bite of the overpowering sun's rays. This means improved energy efficiency for your home or commercial building, which means lower utility bills and less burden on your AC system.
HeatBloc-Ultra is radiant heat barrier coating. It has the lowest (best) emissivity rating of any liquid product on the market today of .19. HeatBlok Ultra has almost no odor and very low VOC's so it is an environmentally friendly product.
Understanding Radiant Barriers
Radiant barriers are easier to install during the construction phase of a new house or building. However, it is also possible to install these in an already built structure. You may have already seen these around as aluminum foil-like materials that are installed in walls and ceilings. And while many have attempted to DIY installation of radiant barriers, there are more who have failed to make it work.
The secret to the effectiveness of radiant barriers is proper installation. It must be placed in the proper areas in a structure. Commonly found in attics, radiant barriers are made with highly reflective material. This material reflects radiant heat and does not absorb it. These barriers work best when combined with other insulation types as it can generally reduce heat but unlike thermal insulation, these radiant barriers can’t lessen heat conduction.
RIMA, the Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association, performed testing of the most widely used IRCCS, Interior Radiation Control Coating Systems, otherwise known as attic radiant barrier coatings. The test results show that HeatBloc is the most effective coating on the market. Click to see pdf report.
Effects on Roof Shingles
A regular concern with the use of radiant barriers that are applied to the roof decking is: Does it have a negative effect on the life or warranty of the shingles? Again, RIMA has produced a report explaining that there is no detrimental effect to roof shingles and that it should not invalidate a shingle warranty. However, you should check your warranty and contact the manufacturer to verify their particular warranty requirements.
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