Energy Efficiency – Palo Alto – Radiant Barrier
Energy efficiency services from Solera Home Improvement are available to you in and around the city of Palo Alto.
A somewhat mis-understood but very important form of insulation is the radiant barrier.
One way heat travels is in the form of electromagnetic radiation, which is known as radiant energy.
When you go outside and feel the warmth of the sun on your face, this is infrared radiation or radiant energy.
Radiant energy can be reflected, just like light.
Radiant barrier insulation is for all practical purposes nothing more and nothing less than very special metal foil.It’s quite thick and is perforated so it “breaths” thereby preventing moisture from forming on the foil.It is best to install the radiant on the underside of the rafters, but it also works when installed on the attic floor.
It is incredibly effective.
If your attic is too hot, your home is too hot.
For this reason, it makes sense to add a radiant barrier in your attic.
Here is a link to an article that describes why you would want a radiant barrier in your home.
And speaking of your radiant barrier or other remodeling needs, we would very much appreciate an opportunity to be of service…..
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