Radiant Barrier Contractors
Have you ever noticed how hot the inside of your car gets when it has been sitting out in the sun for a few hours? It may be comfortable outside, but inside your car it's scorching hot. That's because the heat from the sun builds up inside the car and the air can't escape, so it gets extra hot. This is called radiant energy, and it doesn't just happen in your car. It also happens in your attic.
Radiant Energy Increases Air Conditioning Costs
During the hot months, radiant energy from the sun can cause your attic to get extra hot, just like your car. And as the temperature in your attic skyrockets, the heat can seep down into your living space making your cooling system work even harder to keep things comfortable. This can cause a huge spike in your electricity bills.
Radiant Barriers Save You Money
Green Collar Crew can install a radiant barrier in your attic to help keep the heat out. A radiant barrier is made of a highly reflective material that reflects heat instead of absorbing it. A properly installed radiant barrier can reflect away 97% of the sun's heat, reducing the amount of heat coming into the attic. This can save you up to 10% on your air conditioning costs.
Types Of Radiant Barriers
Radiant barriers are usually made up of aluminum foil applied to another material such as plastic film, kraft paper, cardboard or air filtration material. Some radiant barriers are reinforced with fiber to make them easier to handle and longer-lasting. Green Collar Crew will work with you to determine which type of radiant barrier is best suited for your home.
Radiant Barriers Require Proper Installation
The effectiveness of a radiant barrier depends on proper installation, so make sure you use a certified installer like Green Collar Crew to get the job done right the first time. Call our team today to get a quote on your radiant barrier, and start saving money on your electricity bills now.
Start With an Energy Inspection
Having proper insulation can help increase your comfort, save energy, and improve your home's safety and durability. But the first step is to schedule an energy inspection to find out exactly what home improvement work is recommended for your home. Our certified energy auditors serve the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
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"My energy audit was very helpful. Joe Dempsey, your auditor, identified some structural problems that I was not aware of and explained to me why I need more insulation."