What Are Radiant Barriers?

Oct 11, 2022

Inside gable and joist view of ongoing project insulation of attic with fiberglass cold barrier and reflective heat barrier between the attic joists

If you’re researching roofing or attic insulation options, you may have come across the term “radiant barrier.” But what exactly are radiant barriers, and are they the right option for your home? Here’s everything you need to know about radiant barriers as you consider your home improvement options.

Definition of a Radiant Barrier

A radiant barrier is a material that’s used in attics to help improve the home’s energy efficiency. It features a highly reflective material that faces outward from your home, helping to deflect radiant heat from the sun. While radiant barriers don’t reduce the amount of heat that leaves your home the way other forms of insulation can, they can make a huge difference in your cooling bills by blocking incoming heat. Especially by deflecting the sun’s heat in the summertime, radiant barriers help reduce strain on your HVAC system as it works to cool your home. The end result is a cooler and more consistent temperature throughout your home and potentially lower energy bills in the summer.

Why Choose Radiant Barriers?

Radiant barriers are space-effective and easy-to-install materials, making them a convenient addition to most attics. If you’re having any other work done to your roof or attic, having radiant barriers installed can be a smart addition to your project.

At RoofRX, we proudly offer and install radiant barriers for homeowners throughout the region, and we’d be happy to install them in your home as well. Offering a comprehensive assortment of roof repairs and related services, RoofRX has you covered. Contact us today to learn more about radiant barriers, how they work, and how they can help enhance your home environment.