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Radiant Barrier: What Is It and How Does It Work?

There is no question that insulating your home is one of the most effective ways to increase your energy savings. However, with so many types of insulation systems available, choosing the right one can be tricky.

To get the best value out of your purchase, you need to know which area of your property will benefit from what type of insulating material. Fortunately, the answer can be found in the construction of the insulator and one good example is the radiant barrier.

What is a Radiant Barrier?

Unlike typical insulating systems, the radiant barrier isn’t made from loose-fill materials or rigid boards. Instead, it features a metalized film that is designed to reflect heat away from your home. This means that it doesn’t absorb heat like conventional insulators, making it the perfect material to reduce summer heat gain.


Where to Install a Radiant Barrier?

Because the radiant barrier reflects heat, it works best in the attic. The attic is the highest floor of your home, so the temperature rises drastically when intense sunlight is hitting the roof. A radiant barrier keeps your attic from getting too hot, helping control your indoor comfort levels. It also helps with energy savings since your AC won't have to work as hard to keep your home cool.

Types of Radiant Barriers from Superior Remodelers

At Superior Remodelers, we are authorized dealers of the Fi-Foil® radiant barrier. The Fi-Foil® Company specializes in manufacturing high-performance reflective and radiant technology and offers the most diversified range of products that can be used for different types of applications.

If you’re looking for other insulating systems, Superior Remodelers also offers spray foam insulation. Contact us online or give us a call at 888-330-8148 to learn more about our remodeling services in Newtown, CT.