Attic Insulation For a Heat Proof House

Attic Insulation

If you are thinking to insulate your attic to reduce power consumption and electricity bill, you are not alone. Many families are now insulating their attics to save on power charges. According to a report by the US Department of Energy, an attic insulation has the capability to save 10% to 50% on home energy cost per annum.

However, for a proper functioning of the insulation, it is important to install them properly. To start, you will first have to decide the material that you would like to use for insulation. There are three basic materials for attic insulation – fiberglass, mineral wool and cellulose. You can get in touch with attic insulation contractor to know as which material will work best for you. (more…)

Using Radiant Barriers

Radiant barrier is a type of heat insulation that looks like a shiny foil sheet. It is often used during construction workUsing Radiant Barriers to reflect heat but can also be installed in the attic of a house to prevent radiation as it works well in closed and narrow spaces.

The attic is the top covering of a house. In hot weather, the attic gets extremely hot and passes the heat to the house. The temperature of the attic and of the house, however, can be controlled by installing radiant barriers sheet. Heat waves flow from hotter region to the cooler region. The radiant barriers work as an obstacle creating it difficult for heat waves to pass through it and enter the house through the roof.  The radiant barriers require airspace in front of them to work.  They may become heat conductor if placed in-between the two pieces of siding. Besides, any dust accumulated on the barrier sheet may reduce its ability to reflect heat.