EnergyWise Radiant Shield™
Summer’s warm temperatures can make it difficult to keep your home cool. As the sun beams down on the roof it heats up the attic and ultimately the rest of the house. Installing a radiant barrier can reduce summer heat gain, keeping your attic space cooler and lowering energy costs by more than 20 percent.
What Are Radiant Barriers?
Radiant barriers are made of material that reflects radiant heat rather than absorbing it. They work best when the reflective surface faces an open-air space and when installed perpendicular to the energy source striking them.1
Many radiant barriers are structural roof sheathing panels made of an oriented strand board (OSB) panel with heat-reflecting foil laminated to one side. Others, like the EnergyWise Radiant Shield™, have dual-sided reflective material.
Benefits of Radiant Barriers
Radiant barriers are most effective in hot climates, such as Texas, where they can reflect up to 97 percent of solar radiation. This can lower the temperature in an attic by up to 30 degrees.2 Other benefits of radiant barriers include:
- Increased ductwork efficiency
- Prolonged life of heating and cooling systems
- Lower energy bills year-round
Radiant barriers do not just keep your home cool in the summer – they can also prevent heat from escaping in the winter.
Why Choose EnergyWise Radiant Shield?
The attic is the No. 1 location for heat loss and gain in a home, so properly insulating it will keep the heat out in the summer and in during the winter.
The EnergyWise Radiant Shield works differently than other radiant barriers. The advanced dual reflective technology has been used by NASA to protect astronauts from extreme temperatures in space. Scientists discovered a thin, dual reflective radiant barrier works just as well as a seven-foot thick piece of conventional insulation.
You can feel comfortable choosing the EnergyWise Radiant Shield because it is an ASTM fire-rated product, comes with an extensive warranty and a 25 percent Energy Savings Guarantee.
Allied Siding & Windows is your trusted source for the EnergyWise Radiant Shield in Texas. We will professionally install it in your attic, and we also offer attic door covers and thermal hot water heater jackets to save you even more money on your energy bills.
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What Are Radiant Barriers and Why Should I Have Them Installed in my Home?