A roof does a lot more than keep raindrops off your head. In fact, it goes a long way in keeping your home comfortable through ventilation and climate control. At MEIS Roofing, we can recommend how to keep your roof in tip-top shape as well as suggest efficiency improvements like radiant barrier insulation. From the top-down, we can help you get more from your roof.
How It Works
Radiant barriers are primarily installed to reduce the effects summer heat can have on your home. The sun’s radiant heat is what tends to make your roof hot. That heat travels by conduction through your roofing materials and into your attic. A radiant barrier reduces that heat transfer by slowing the conductive heat flow.
In our warm Texas weather, keeping a home cool is a concern nearly year-round. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy notes that radiant barrier insulation is most effective in hot climates, reducing cooling costs by up to 10 percent. However, the agency goes on to note that professional installation, available through a Dallas roofing company, is best to ensure the device can work effectively.
The Right Option
There are several types of radiant barrier insulation, utilizing different reflective materials. Some are fiber-reinforced or may be combined with other types of insulation. In order to get the right system for your roof, consult with our professionals at MEIS Roofing. We can help assess your needs and make sure to maximize your roof’s cooling power. Contact us at (866) 211-1116 to speak with a specialist today.