What is Radiant Barrier Insulation?

May 31, 2018

What is Radiant Barrier Insulation?

Roof ice damage is common in Sterling Heights. When the cold weather hits, it’s often rare to see the snow stop falling. It may look beautiful from the inside of one’s home, but all this snow and ice can wreak havoc on the outside. Particularly through the formation of ice dams on one’s roof.

Ice dams form when the heating from one’s attic escapes and causes the snow at the top of the roof to melt and collect on the sides of the roof, where it refreezes. This can be very problematic and generally always requires professional assistance to rectify.

Radiant Barrier Insulation

Radiant Barrier Insulation is the new form of insulation which is literally helping families save an extra 30% on their heating costs. The main purpose of insulation is to ensure that no heat leaves one’s home, and that the heat that is produced by one’s heaters remains within the walls of the house. Unfortunately, heat isn’t exactly easy to contain, and no matter how much insulation one has in their home, the heat will escape eventually.

Good insulation can really slow down the loss of this heat and, in turn, help individuals save on heating costs. More importantly, good insulation will help prevent the formation of ice dams on one’s roof.

Ordinary insulation does not work as well as radiant heating because the nature of regular insulation is much like a sponge. It can only absorb so much heat, and when too much heat is absorbed then it will begin to ‘get soggy’ and leak like a sponge.  Radiant Barrier insulation on the other hand is able to deflect 97% of the heat that hits it. This wonder product was originally developed by NASA to be used as a thermal blanket for astronauts, but it has now hit the shelves as an absolutely phenomenal insulation system.

When roofing experts come in to install this insulation product, they can also do a lot more in the process. Roofing experts can also offer ice and snow removal from one’s roof and repair the damages that were made by the weather or other reasons. Not only can they remove the snow and repair the damages, they can also fix the siding and even replace it if the damage is too severe. Furthermore, if one is getting new insulation, experts can also place it around one’s hot water tank to prevent unnecessary heat loss.

Insulating one’s house is important not only to keep the bills down but also to prevent ice dam formation. Calling in the professionals to install the new radiant barrier insulation will surely prove to be a worthwhile investment.

If you are interested in learning more about radiant barrier and how it might help you stop losing money on heating and cooling costs, schedule your in-home consultation today. You can reach us at 586-566-0308, completing a request form on this page, or by emailing us at billjr@kanga-roof.com. We look forward to “Hopping To It” for you today!

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