Insulation and Radiant Barrier
At Kanga Roof we know that keeping your family safe, warm and comfortable is very important. But so is saving money, and not needlessly paying more to Detroit Edison or Consumers than you absolutely have to. And, if for example you lower your heating and cooling bills say 20% that means your furnace and A/C units will last 20% longer saving you thousands. There are two parts to a successfully insulated attic: ventilation and insulation. Many people do not realize that up to 60% of a home's energy loss can be through their roof and only when both components are working together will the system provide the greatest benefit to the homeowner.
We are happy to provide our clients with a free attic insulation and ventilation evaluation. At Kanga Roof we are proud to specialize in blown in fiberglass insulation with the exclusive radiant barrier system. Our clients who install this system with proper ventilation routinely see monthly energy savings of 20-30% in the summer and winter months.
What is Radiant Barrier Insulation?
Radiant barrier insulation is made of a reflective surface (similar to aluminum foil) applied to a substrate material. This type of insulation is installed on the attic ceiling and helps homes reflect sunlight and not absorb it.
Foil insulation can make any home more energy-efficient but is especially beneficial for homes with:
- Attic air ducts
- Asphalt roofing (which more easily absorbs sunlight)
- Little to no shading because of trees
- Older insulation in the attic
Radiant Energy Increases Air Conditioning Costs
During the warm months, radiant energy from the sun can cause your attic to get warmer than normal. As the temperature in your attic rises, the head can seep down into your living space, making your air conditioning unit work extra hard to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. This can cause a large spike in your electricity bill.
Radiant Barriers Save You Money
Four Seasons Kanga Roof can install a radiant barrier in your attic to help keep the heat out and keep your electricity bill low. A properly installed radiant barrier can reflect away 97% of the sun's heat, reducing the amount of heat coming into the attic.
Radiant Barriers Require Proper Installation
Without proper installation, radiant barrier won’t be as effective. That is why you should work with our experts at Four Seasons Kanga Roof to make sure the job gets done right the first time. Our team is recognized for its excellence by Hire It Done, Angie's List, and Home Advisor. Call our team today to get a quote on your radiant barrier, and let us "Hop To It" for you!