The Demand for Radiant Barrier Insulation Continues to Climb

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People are becoming continually more aware of how factors such as solar refraction can affect a home’s energy costs and usage. Moreover, many people have an environmental conscience, and if at all possible want to cut down on their fossil fuel use while making their homes more comfortable.

What Is Radiant Barrier Insulation?

The term “passive cooling system” has become used as a way to identify home additions that can help trim energy costs while keeping houses cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter. Low-emittance (Low-E) windows and specialized shutters are two forms of passive cooling systems, as both keep most solar radiation from working it’s way inside.

radiant barrier insulation house modelEqually or more popular than those forms of passive cooling is Radiant Barrier Insulation, which works by regulating the temperature inside of a house. A radiant barrier is actually a reflective layer installed in a home’s attic, underneath the roof, and works by absorbing the heat from the sun.

This barrier keeps the heat from seeping into other rooms in the house, lessening the need to crank up the air conditioning and making the home more temperature-consistent throughout.

In short, Radiant Barrier Insulation can keep homes much cooler during the summer months, cutting down on air conditioning and HVAC usage as well as repair costs. This concept has become very popular globally, as both passive cooling systems and Radiant Barrier Insulation, in particular, are in extreme demand almost everywhere.

What the Research Say

One research group determined that the global Radiant Barrier and Reflective Insulation market is projected to almost double from about $890 million (as of 2017) up to over $1,900 million by the end of 2026. People around the world are opting for more environmentally-friendly solutions, and tens of thousands in the United States have realized that Radiant Barrier Insulation is not only an affordable, eco-friendly investment but also very effective at keeping their homes cool.

Combined with the savings on energy costs and HVAC maintenance and repairs, the choice to go with Radiant Barrier Insulation is becoming increasingly obvious for a lot of people.

Customers with questions about Radiant Barrier Insulation can contact the pros at At the Top Restoration to have them answered.