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In case you have ever entered into your house or car after leaving it in the direct summer sun for a couple of hours, you know firsthand exactly how hot it feels. It becomes super-hot, and it might take your ac unit quite a while to cool the atmosphere. It is because of solar heat from the sun that keeps on collecting in your car.

During the hot summer days, your loft, just like your car’s interior, can become uncomfortably hot. As the temperature rises to 110, 130, 140 degrees or more, the atmosphere in your house heats up intensely. Consequently, your house cooling system works harder, your electricity bill spikes, and you wind up paying far more. A better choice is to invest in a radiant barrier installation.

This report will teach you all you will need to know about radiant barrier installation, but first things first, radiant barriers are materials designed to help maintain your loft cool. They deliver the same advantage as power attic ventilators, only that they go to the root cause as opposed to treating the symptoms.

When the electromagnetic radiation strikes the ground or some other surface, any of the following three things occur:

  1. It is reflected
  2. It is transmitted
  3. It is absorbed

The proportion of the EM radiation which goes to any of those 3 categories is dependent upon the properties of the substances it strikes and the wavelength of the particular radiation. Radiant barriers installation attempts to decrease part 3; the quantity of the electromagnetic radiation that is absorbed into your roof.

At first, the heat accumulates on your roof (shingles in the majority of residential buildings) then it follows the second rule of thermodynamics — it seems for cooler areas, so it starts to run down through your roof material until it gets to the bottom of the roofing surface. It is then transferred to A the convention in your attic. Most roofing materials, especially OSB and plywood, are good radiators so everything in your loft warms up also.

A radiant barrier installation delivers optimum heat reduction when it is perpendicular to the solar radiation that strikes it. Additionally, the greater the temperature gradient between the opposite faces of the radiant barrier, the greater the reduction advantages that a barrier can provide.

It’s good to be aware that radiant barriers installation are more successful in hot areas that in cooler climates, certain if the loft has cooling air ducts. Research indicates that done well, radiant barrier installation saves between 5 percent and 10 percent of your energy bills when used in a warm, sunny climate. What is more, the minimal heat gain may eradicate the need for an elaborate air conditioning system, thus, saving you more money.


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