A more optimal solution than traditional fiberglass insulation is a Think Smart radiant barrier. The barrier is a NASA-developed foil, designed for use across the wide temperature ranges of space. It provides your home the feature of reflecting heat back into the structure before it escapes through your attic. In the summer, the foil also reflects the sun's heat back into the attic before it begins to impact the temperature in your house.
The numbers add up -- 97% of the radiant heat transfer in your home can be controlled with a Think Smart radiant barrier, and that can reduce the costs of your heating and cooling by up to 40%. Your HVAC systems will experience less load, extending their lifespans. Additionally, Think Smart is an environmentally-friendly solution -- the product's composition is 80% recycled materials, making it an great step toward a environmentally-friendly life.
The graphic above shows how your home behaves in the summer and winter. In the winter, warm air rises and escapes through your attic, and the heat is lost. In the summer, as your roof warms, it heats the inside of the attic and that heat then goes on to warm the entire house. Neither situation is ideal.
The Think Smart radiant barrier works by interrupting both processes. In the winter, the radiant barrier reflects the heat from the house back into the liveable spaces, preventing it from escaping and removing the need to re-heat the cold air that replaces it. In the summer, the heat collected in your attic is reflected outward before it has an opportunity to be conducted through the ceiling and into the rest of your house.
If you're interested in the home energy savings and the improved live-ability your home will acquire with a Think Smart radiant barrier, please contact us and we'll be happy to provide you with an estimate.