Radiant Barrier Insulation is made with two sheets of 99.5% industrial grade aluminum adhered together to create a two-sided reflector. When installed with your conventional insulation, radiant heat waves absorbed by your roof decking in the summer are reflected by the Radiant Barrier before they have the opportunity of being absorbed by your ceiling insulation, thus keeping your home cooler.
In the winter, the radiated heat waves from within your home are absorbed by your ceiling and conducted up through your insulation into your attic. In this case, the down-facing side of the Radiant Barrier reflects the radiant heat waves emitted from your insulation back down toward your living area instead of allowing them to simply escape into your attic. This process eliminates heat loss through your ceiling, thus saving you money. Radiant Barrier Insulation is also perforated with tiny holes that allow moisture and air to pass through so your existing insulation can breathe.
Radiant Barrier Bubble Insulation when installed with conventional insulation acts as a Vapour Barrier as well as a Radiant Barrier not to mention adding up to 15.4 R-Value. This new product is setting the industry standard in new home construction because of its cost effectiveness and energy efficiency. In addition to the quick payback to homeowners and businesses, this product helps reduce heating and cooling costs, extends the life of heating and cooling systems, and increases the comfort level of your home or business.