Radiant barrier foil insulation has two properties that give it supreme performance against the transfer of radiant heat:
- Reflectivity - Both sides of radiant barrier consist of metalized aluminum which reflects or blocks nearly 97% of radiant heat from transferring through the barrier.
- Emissivity - The emissivity of a material refers to how much heat is absorbed and radiated from its surface. The natural elements of metalized aluminum foil insulation result in a very low emmitance of heat energy.
Learn more about how perforated radiant barrier for use as attic insulation.
Benefits Of Using Perforated Radiant Barrier In Your Attic:
- Effective in extreme temperatures-both hot and cold
- A radiant barrier can reduce heat transfer from an attic to a living space by 50%
- Strong but clean, lightweight and flexible
- Easy installation
- Creates a more comfortable living space
- Saves energy by reducing the stress on heating and cooling systems
- Can reduce utility bills substantially
- Safe to handle with no special clothing or breathing equipment
- Cuts and installs easier than fiberglass
- Reflects 97% of radiant heat
- Emmits less than 3% of heat
- Easily stapled, nailed or glued into place
- Waterproof, non-absorbent surface
- It's the only Class 1 / Class A fire rated radiant barrier that has passed the ASTM E84-2009 test.
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