Radiant barrier insulation can keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. But, then again, other insulating materials can also make your home more comfortable.
So, what makes radiant barriers so special? Why do energy-efficiency experts recommend this type of insulation? Here, the GreenHome Specialties team explains the many benefits of installing it in your northern Utah home.
Thermal Efficiency Boost
Radiant insulation products are made of a reflective material that has the unique ability to keep heat where it belongs. The insulation blocks up to 97 percent of the radiant heat transfer, providing a home with increased thermal resistance and improved comfort.
Slashed Energy Costs
With radiant insulation in place, air leaks are much less likely. As a result, heating and cooling systems have an easier time maintaining home comfort ? and running the equipment less often means seeing lower monthly utility bills.
Safe Insulating Material
Fiberglass, mineral wool and other conventional insulating materials have the potential to emit harmful particles that can irritate the skin, eyes and respiratory system. Radiant insulation isn?t hazardous, and high-quality products also have impressive fire safety ratings.
Unlike other insulating materials, radiant barriers don?t settle or degrade in quality over time. With this insulation, homeowners can count on continual performance ? and, as the insulation is made of inorganic materials, it doesn?t attract nesting insects, rodents or birds.
Increased Home Value
Efficiency upgrades increase the worth of a home. Buyers seek out improvements that offer energy savings, and radiant insulation is highly desirable. After installing it, homeowners enjoy a boost in equity ? and if they decide to sell, they can demand a higher price.
Installing Radiant Barrier Insulation
If you?re thinking of investing in radiant barriers and you live in northern Utah, southern Idaho or Wyoming, turn to GreenHome Specialties for high-quality products and effective, affordable installation.
At GreenHome Specialties, we use insulating materials that are made in the U.S.A. All of our products are non-hazardous, and our radiant insulation is resistant to mold, oxidation and other common issue with low-grade radiant materials.
Our experienced contractors can also advise you on what parts of your home can benefit from radiant barrier insulation. And, the GreenHome Specialties team will let you know if any other efficiency upgrades — such as air sealing, duct sealing or installing window films ? can further boost your home comfort and provide you with the greatest energy savings.
For more information on our services, or to learn more about radiant barrier insulation, contact GreenHome Specialties in Provo or Layton, Utah, today.