Stop up to 93% of heat transfer through your metal roof
EcoFoil radiant barrier stops 97% of radiant heat transfer, reflecting the radiant energy back toward the source. The result is a significantly warmer interior in cold weather and a cooler interior in warm weather. Your home will be more comfortable all year long and you can significantly lower your energy consumption by making your HVAC system work less.
EcoFoil keeps your home warmer in the winter
EcoFoil radiant heat barrier works on the simple principle that it reflects heat back to its source. That means in the winter you can reduce radiant heat loss through your attic and roof. EcoFoil complements existing mass insulation such as fiberglass but its unique ability to reflect radiant heat is something that mass insulation cannot do. In cold weather 50 to 70 percent of heat loss through your metal roof is radiant. With EcoFoil your home will be more comfortable and efficient with lower heating costs.
EcoFoil keeps your home cooler in the summer, too
In warm climates and long hot summer days, EcoFoil reflects heat away from your roof, keeping it from building up in your home. In warm weather, up to 93 percent of heat gain is radiant. Again, mass insulation helps to slow down heat gain, but it cannot stop it from happening. Reflective barrier actually stops the majority of radiant heat from reaching your living space.
Radiant Heat Barrier Can Be Installed In New Construction or Re-Roofing Projects
For re-roofing projects, EcoFoil is very easy to use. In some cases it can be installed over the existing shingles using staples. Furring strips are then attached over the EcoFoil to create an air space. This air space is critical to the effectiveness of the radiant heat barriers. Next the new metal is attached over the furring strips.In new home construction, EcoFoil can be installed above the sheeting. Again, furring strips are necessary to create the air space that is required. As an alternative, EcoFoil may be installed under the rafters, which provides a similar effect.
EcoFoil can be installed by homeowners, but you may want to consult with your roofing contractor first.
If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact one of our metal roof insulation experts: (888) 349-3645