Radiant Heat Barrier Installation in Saint Petersburg FL
Radiant Heat Barriers
- Blocks up to 97% of radiant heat in the attic, saving up to 35% of home energy costs
- Extends life of HVAC system
- Lowers humidity
- Increased comfort during summer months
- Extends life of your roofing system
Why Install a Heat Barrier in Saint Petersburg Florida?
Generally installed in attics, a radiant heat barrier’s primary function is to reduce the costs to cool your home by reducing summer heat gain. The heat barriers are made of a highly reflective material that reflects radiant heat instead of absorbing it.
St Pete radiant barrier installation is an important way to make your home more energy efficient due to typically hot Florida summers and overall year-round heat. For a heat barrier to be effective, its reflective surface must face an air space. Accumulating dust on the reflective surface of the barrier will reduce its reflective capability, so it’s important that the barrier should be installed to minimize dust accumulation on its reflective surface.
When a roof heats up due to the sun shining down on it, the sun’s radiant energy is what is causing the heat gain. This heat travels through the roofing materials to the attic side of the roof and transfers heat into the attic including the air ducts and the attic floor. Installing a radiant barrier reduces this radiant heat transfer from the underside of the roof to the other surfaces in the attic.
Radiant heat barriers are effective in climates like we have here in St. Petersburg and is especially true a home’s air ducts are located in the attic. Studies have shown that radiant barrier installation can reduce cooling costs 5% to 10% in a climate such as Florida’s.
Installing a Radiant Barrier in Pinellas County
A radiant barrier's effectiveness depends on proper installation, so using a certified installer like Mitchell Solar Solutions is a key to successfully cooling your home’s attic. We install radiant barriers into a new home construction and also retrofit them into existing homes with open attics. This type of work should always be done by a professional since the foil will conduct electricity if it contacts bare electrical wires. We here at Mitchell Solar Solutions are proud to serve not only Pinellas County, but the other surrounding counties in Hillsborough, Pasco, Sarasota, and Manatee.