Radiant Barrier

Reflect the Florida Sun and Stay Cool with a Radiant Barrier

Florida summers are not for the faint of heart. The high humidity and scorching sun are a recipe for sweat and sunburns. This is why having a cool, comfortable home to escape the heat is vital.

A radiant barrier is an ideal way to help keep both your home and your energy bills cooled off during the summer months.

What is a Radiant Barrier?

When the sun’s rays hit a home’s roof, the roof becomes very hot. That radiant heat is absorbed by the roofing materials and conducted downward where the heat radiates onto cooler surfaces in the attic, like air ducts and the attic floor. This extra heat causes your air conditioner to work harder to keep your home cool and uses more electricity.

A radiant barrier is made of a highly reflective material, usually aluminum foil, that reflects radiant heat instead of absorbing it. An aluminum foil radiant barrier blocks 95% of the roof’s radiated heat, preventing it from overheating your attic and its contents. Radiant barriers are more effective in warmer climates than cooler climates, especially when cooling air ducts are located in the attic.

Benefits of a Radiant Barrier

More Comfort

Radiant barrier provides increased comfort in your home throughout the year.

Lower Energy Bills

A radiant barrier can lower your annual cooling costs between 8-12%.

Expanded Storage Space

A cooler attic will allow you to utilize that space for more storage.

Low Emissivity

A radiant barrier emits a low amount of heat.

More Useable Space

Uninsulated and unconditioned areas like garages, porches, and workrooms are made more comfortable.

Low Maintenance

Radiant barrier doesn’t deteriorate over time for long-lasting effects.

Choosing the Right Radiant Barrier

There are a variety of radiant barriers to choose from, but at Leed Insulation we trust the quality and workmanship of FiFoil for all our radiant barrier insulation projects.

Fi-Foil‘s Silver Shield is an insulation cover sheet composed of multiple layers of low emittance (low-e) materials designed to significantly reduce radiant heat transfer. Their product has a number of features including: an outer layer of Kraft paper reinforced with aluminum, an inner layer of metalized polymer and is created from greater than 20% verified recycled content.

An Insulation Company You Can Trust

At Leed Insulation, our experienced insulation team will help you determine which type of radiant barrier is the best fit for your home project. We are here to make your home a comfortable haven throughout the Florida summer. You can trust our insulation experts to install your radiant barrier right the first time. For over 30 years, we have prided ourselves in putting our customers first and providing the highest quality service and products to our local community, from Florida’s Treasure Coast to the Gold Coast. Contact us today to learn more about radiant barriers and how to make sure your home is summer ready. We are here to answer your insulation questions.

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