Radiant Barriers Columbia SC
reduce energy costs of heating & cooling.
Radiant barriers help keep your Columbia, SC home at the right temperature.
barriers are materials that are installed in the structure of a
building to decrease energy usage and costs for cooling in the summer
and heating in the winter. Radiant barriers can be installed in many
areas like an attic to reduce air conditioning and heating loads in warm
or hot climates like Columbia. These barriers are usually a thin sheet or coating of
highly reflective material, such as aluminum, and can be applied to a
number or substrate materials. Examples of substrates include plastic
films, cardboard, kraft paper, plywood sheathing, and air infiltration
barrier material. Some of the materials are fiber reinforced to
increase ease of handling and durability.
When radiant barriers
are properly installed, they are applied to the underside of the joist
system and roof structure. This is accomplished by applying a
paper-backed product to the rafters below the sheathing of the roof or
by spraying a liquid based product to the sheathing and rafters.
Saving money and increasing energy efficiency.
are many factors that determine how much any individual house may save
with the installation of radiant barriers. Savings depend on the type
of application, the size of the house, how many stories are in a house,
the insulation in the attic, effectiveness of attic ventilation, color
of the roof, thermostat settings, tightness of building envelope,
climate, fuel prices, and the heating and cooling systems.
Comfort Services has been improving energy efficiency for over 30 years in Columbia, SC and the surrounding Midlands, utilizing the latest trends in attic insulation and radiant barriers. Call us at 803-772-4490 for a free consultation.