Radiant Barrier Installation and How It Reduces Your Energy Consumption

In warm months, a large percentage of heat is “barred” from entering your home by the radiant barrier reflecting it away. As a result, your air conditioning unit doesn’t have to work as hard and you benefit from a lower utility bill. Similarly, heating costs in colder months are reduced by having a radiant barrier installed, as it helps retain the heat by reflecting it back into the home.


Hello, I’m Jeff Folsom. And I have been in the roofing and construction industry for over 20 years. Today most of us are interested in saving energy and doing what is right for the environment. Did you know that radiant barrier empowers you to do both of these and will also save you money? Here’s how. Radiant barrier controls the amount of heat that enters or exits your home. So when it’s hot outside, radiant barrier blocks a large percentage of heat from entering your living space and your air conditioner does not have to work as hard, which means lower utility bills for you. In cooler months, radiant barrier helps retain your homes heat by reflecting it back inside your home. Our customers have reported 30-50% reductions in electrical use after installing radiant barrier. So it’s a great return on an investment and will pay for itself in as little as a year and a half. If you choose to have a radiant barrier, there are several different ways to have it installed, some are better than others of course. The most effective way is to attach the radiant barrier to the bottom of the roofs rafters. This allows an approximate 6-8 inches of dead space between your roof decking and interior of the attack. This method is designed to block 97% of the radiant heat transfer and will significantly lower your energy cooling costs. Don’t forget, no matter how energy efficient your roof is, it is important to choose the right company for the job. So contact Alpine roofing Construction today. We would be happy to come out to meet with you at no cost to you to explain all of your options, answer any and all of your questions that you have, and create a plan that is right for your home. The sooner we install radiant barrier for you, the sooner you can lower your utility bills year round.