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Radiant Barrier Installation Services

One of the main functions of a quality roof is the ability to moderate the temperature inside the house. Similar to the way that builders use thermal insulation to hold in heat in the winter to reduce energy costs, a radiant barrier serves to decrease the effect of the sun in the summer. A radiant barrier is a reflective layer installed in the attic on the roof’s underside to lower the house’s absorption of heat in from the sun. On sunny days the rays beating down on the roof can end up significantly increasing the temperature inside as well. By installing a radiant barrier you can noticeably reduce the sun’s effects and save yourself on air conditioning costs.

The quality team of roofing experts at At The Top Restoration have extensive experience installing and maintaining radiant barriers. It is imperative that all facets of your roof are integrated in order to maximize overall efficiency. By having Nashville’s top roofing specialists install both your roof and connected segments such as radiant barriers, soffits, and fascia, etc. you can ensure that the entire project works together seamlessly to get the best performance possible.

Types of Damaging Heat on a Roof

There are three different types of heat that can affect a building and have an impact on cooling and energy costs.

Conduction

This refers to the transference of heat from a hot location to a cooler location. A basic example of conduction would be a bowl of hot soup, with the soup eventually heating up the bowl itself.

Convection

Convection heating is the phenomenon of gas or air is heated directly. When heated, the density is reduced, causing it to rise and transfer the heat along with it.

Radiant Heat

This type of heat is transferred from a hot surface to whatever happens to be close to it. In this case, the sun’s rays heat up the roof, and then the heat of the roof’s material is transferred to the air inside the home.

A radiant barrier, therefore, is used to keep the heat from the hot surface, in this case, the roof, from transferring to the interior of the home. Regular insulation does a good job of reducing or even eliminating conduction and convection heat but is ineffective against the transfer of radiant heat into the interior of the building.

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Most people are unsure how to tell if radiant heat is having a noticeable impact on the climate inside their home or business. Which is just one more reason to consult with the professional roofing specialists at At The Top Restoration. We can answer questions, provide advice and explain the costs and benefits of various energy-saving methods, including radiant barriers. Call today at 615-824-1500, and start saving yourself money!