Many homeowners in Dallas assume that if they have insulation in their walls, attic, and basement, their house is operating at optimal thermal efficiency. However, there’s quite a bit more to home insulation. Recent advances in thermal technology have made it possible to protect your home against heat loss and heat infiltration on a far more comprehensive scale, which is great news for the Earth and for your wallet.
As you know, it costs money to heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer. Hot or cool air that escapes from your home through walls, leaky windows, doors, or crawlspaces will be reflected on your monthly utility bill. People use insulation to keep this from happening, but traditional forms of insulation, such as foam or fiberglass, only partially protect against energy waste in the form of convection and conduction. Convection is the loss of heat that occurs as heat moves upward to cooler areas, an example being the heat that is lost throughout your attic or roof. Conduction is the loss of heat through a certain material or object, such as the heat that is lost through window glass. Emission is the third way that your home loses heat and refers to the escape of heat through the radiation of electromagnetic waves. For instance, a warm home will give off rays of heat just as the sun gives off rays of heat. Radiant barrier insulation is a foil reflective insulation that blocks against radiant heat transfer and its effectiveness is measured as R-value, the higher the R-value, the more efficient the insulation. As you’re shopping for radiant barrier insulation, be sure to inquire about R-value and do not judge insulation solely based on its thickness or weight.
Most forms of radiant barrier foil insulation are retrofit products, which means they can be installed over your existing insulation. This is extremely convenient because it makes the installation process much quicker and eliminates the costs associated with removal and disposal of old insulation. If you would like more information about a radiant barrier solution for your home, its benefits, and cost, feel free to contact Statewide Remodeling today. Our insulation contractors in Dallas, Austin, and Fort Worth specialize in some of the leading foil insulation brands on the market, like eShield, and Green Energy Barrier, and can offer these exceptional products at extremely affordable prices.
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