Homeowners may be wondering why there’s so much buzz about radiant barrier insulation. What is it and, most importantly, does it really protect your home that much better than foam or fiberglass insulation? The short answer is yes! Statewide Remodeling is here to give you the facts about foil insulation, how it works, and what it can do for the overall energy efficiency of your home. Traditional forms of insulation, whether batts, rolls, spray-in, or loose fill, protect against heat transfer in two ways: conduction and convection. However, there are actually three primary ways that your home can lose hot air in the winter and cool air in the summer. Attic radiant barrier insulation protects against the third kind of transference, which is called radiation. Radiation is actually the primary way that homes lose hot air and cool air, which leads to high utility costs. Statewide Remodeling works closely with the leading radiant barrier insulation manufacturers in the industry, like eShield™ and Green Energy Barrier™. This means we can offer you the best possible prices on these state-of-the-art products. Foil insulation is also a retrofit product, which means it can be installed over your existing insulation, eliminating the need for costly removal and disposal.