If it’s time for a new roof, adding radiant barrier underlayment is one of the best things you can do to improve your home’s comfort and to reduce your energy use – and cost.
Compared to standard roof decking or underlayment, a radiant heat barrier provides a number of impressive advantages. Even better, for many customers, the cost is not significantly greater than any other type of material.
And, when you choose a qualified energy-efficient home improvement contractor to handle this work for you, you can rest assured you’ll get the highest quality result for the lowest possible cost.
How Does Radiant Barrier Insulation Work?
Unlike traditional insulating products, radiant barrier technology works by reflecting the sun’s radiant heat away from your home. Whereas traditional insulation is rated for effectiveness using an R-value, radiant products are rated based on emissivity and reflectivity.
Underneath roofing materials or in the attic, this keeps the attic airspace cooler during the summer. This, in turn, prevents your house from heating up as much. During the colder months, this material will help prevent your home’s heating from escaping through the attic and out the roof.
Benefits of Radiant Barrier Roof Underlayment
When you add a radiant material to your roof or attic, you will help your home retain its conditioned air during both hot and cold seasons. As a result, your home’s interior temperature will stabilize, creating improved comfort for you and your family.
This helps reduce the frequency and duration of heating and cooling cycles. You’ll use less power and, accordingly, your power bills will decrease.
For some homeowners, the cost savings can be significant. And, if you have concerns about protecting the environment, you will have the peace of mind that you’re releasing fewer greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere and consuming fossil fuels at a lower rate.
These types of home improvements are also highly attractive to potential home buyers. So, if you plan to sell your home in the next few years, you may also experience an increase in your home’s value and salability.
Should You Add Radiant Barrier Underlayment to Your Roof?
If you need a new roof, you’ll have to add some type of underlayment beneath the singles or tiles – so why not a radiant barrier? Or, if you have to replace the roof deck, you can also explore the possibility of using radiant decking materials, which will provide even more cost- and energy-saving benefits.
If your roof isn’t ready for replacement, we can provide a free basic home energy audit to help you determine if making any other energy efficient improvements to your home – such as adding a radiant barrier inside the attic – could benefit you. We can also explain the current rebates and incentives available to northern Utah homeowners, to help offset the cost of your projects.
GreenHome Specialties provides assistance to homeowners and business owners in Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho in the form of home energy audits, to evaluate how energy-efficient building modifications could provide energy and cost savings. We install insulation and energy-efficient windows and perform air and duct sealing. We also assist our customers in obtaining rebates, which can offset a substantial portion of home improvement costs.
Contact us today to learn more, or to request your home energy audit for radiant barrier insulation.