Reduce your energy consumption by installing a state-of-the-art radiant energy barrier in your home’s attic. The radiant barrier shield from Energy Improvements reflects radiant heat so your HVAC doesn’t work as hard.
Its innovative technology keeps your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, saving you money on your energy bill.
Start enjoying the benefits of a more energy-efficient home. Contact Energy Improvements today.
Our Radiant Barrier Shield is the best energy improvement you’ll ever make to your home.
Our radiant barrier shields reflect almost all the radiant energy striking your home.
Extend the life of your HVAC and your roof. This prevents costly repairs and maintenance.
If your Radiant Barrier Shield ever needs maintenance, we cover the cost.
Block the sun’s heat so your HVAC runs less. This means lower energy bills.
Keep insect and rodent infestation down in your attic with our Radiant Barrier Shield.
All warranties transfer from you to whoever buys the home after you.
1. Get A Free Quote
Our contractors are transparent with every quote.
2. Simple Installation
Get your Radiant Barrier Shield installed to the rafters or the floor joist. It usually takes 2-3 days to finish.
3. Energy Savings
We will work until we have installed the radiant barrier shield properly and leave your house in good shape. Our veteran project managers will also audit the work of our contractors.
By having our Energy Improvement Radiant Barrier Shield, you get the guarantee of exceptional results. Our radiant barrier shield effectively cuts your energy bill cost as opposed to radiant barrier paint which has almost no impact.
Radiant barrier paint could only be effective if it’s in direct sunlight. In shaded areas, it doesn’t work.
Radiant barrier shields reflect 95% of heat transfer through walls, roofs, and other surfaces.
Radiant barrier paint can’t work well in cooler climates.
Radiant barrier shields work great in a wide range of climates. It reduces your energy costs in both hot and cold weather.
Depending on the product and application method, multiple coats of radiant barrier paint will need to be applied which increases the cost.
Our Radiant barrier shields are made of highly durable materials.They give you long-lasting energy savings with minimal maintenance required.
All radiant barrier paint installers must use a VOC Respirator to stay safe. Many companies even require you to remove your pets from your house during painting.
Radiant barrier shields improve indoor air quality by reducing the need for air conditioning which often contributes to poor air quality.
With our Radiant Energy Barrier Shield, you’ll never have to think about insulating your attic ever again. After a quick and easy installation, your home will be an energy saving machine. Trust our tested and approved radiant barrier shields.
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A radiant barrier reflects radiant heat energy instead of trying to absorb it.
What does this mean in your home or business?
During the winter, 50-75% of heat loss happens through the ceiling/roofing system and 65-80% of heat loss happens through walls. In the summer, up to 93% of heat gain is radiant.
If you are depending on R-value (resistance) alone to insulate against heat gain and loss, remember that traditional forms of insulation are virtually transparent to radiant energy and are affected by changes in humidity (moisture levels). A 1-1/2% change in the moisture content of fiberglass insulation will result in a 36% decrease in performance (referenced from HVAC Manual 10.6; McGraw-Hill).
A pure aluminum radiant barrier is unaffected by humidity and will continue to perform at a consistent level no matter how humid it may be.
Covering your attic insulation with Radiant Barrier Shield keeps heat in the house.
Radiant Barrier Shield reflects the sun’s heat before it can warm up the insulation in your attic. When the insulation stays cooler, your house stays cooler.
There are a lot of different opinions, concerns, and questions on where and how to install the radiant barrier.
Since 1989, Energy Improvements has put in tens of millions of square feet of radiant barrier across the country, and the Department of Energy currently supports 5 different installation methods.
At Energy Improvements we install the radiant barrier either on the rafters or on top of the insulation.
However, we install over the insulation in about 90% of cases.
We not only recommend this method based of the research from top universities and organizations, but we found by installing on the rafters you lose the following benefits:
No. In fact, research has confirmed that summertime attic temperatures will be much cooler with Radiant Barrier Shield in place.
No. Radiant Barrier Shield actually makes your present insulation more effective.
No. The tiny holes in Radiant Energy Shield allow moisture to escape from your regular insulation.
Regardless of how much insulation you have in your attic, adding Radiant Shield could save on your heating and cooling expenses, and keep you much more comfortable.
Energy savings can range from 20% – 30% depending on a number of factors, including climate, building configuration, materials, site, family size and lifestyle.
The Florida Solar Energy Center at Cape Canaveral has tested radiant barriers in both small scale laboratories and in full scale building models.
Their results indicate that radiation barriers like Radiant Barrier Shield can provide significant resistance to heat transfer.
Tests conducted by the Tennessee Valley Authority, Oak Ridge Laboratories in Tennessee, and the University of Mississippi support the findings from the Florida Solar Energy Center.
Northeastern Illinois University conducted winter tests in residential and commercial structures using infra-red thermographic photography. The photos show significant resistance to heat transfer over regular insulation.
At Energy Improvements we are asked, “How does a radiant barrier differ from attic insulation?” This is a great question.
In order to understand the difference between Radiant Barrier and conventional attic insulation, you will need to know how heat transfers. There are three types of heat transfer:
Insulation works with heat similar to how a sponge works with water. If we pour water into a sponge it can only hold a certain amount of water before it begins to leak from the bottom.
Insulation works by trapping air in millions of air pockets. It will slow down the heat.
However, when your insulation becomes too full, the heat will continue onto the cooler regions in your house.
Traditional insulation is an important part of battling the heat transfer. The higher the R-Value the greater the insulating effectiveness.
According to the Departments of Energy, “the still air(in insulation) is an effective insulator because it eliminates convection and has low conduction.”
Did you notice there is no mention of traditional insulation stopping radiant heat transfer? NASA had to deal with radiant heat when astronauts could go from two hundred degrees below zero in the shade to two hundred degrees above in the sun.
In order to protect the astronauts and the vital electronics inside the spaceship they created the Radiant Barrier. Radiant barrier works off two main principles.
In the summer up to 93% of heat gain is radiant heat. Even the Departments of Energy acknowledges that traditional insulation doesn’t stop radiant heat transfer. It can only stop convection and conduction.
This means your air conditioner has to run longer in order to cool the excessive heat entering your home.
In the winter your house will lose up to 75% of the radiant heat. This transfer will happen and it does not matter if you have fiberglass, Rock wool, or any other style of insulation.
Insulation does not stop radiant heat transfer. NASA found what stops radiant heat, and that is a Radiant Barrier.
It is also proven that a Radiant Barrier will outperform four to seven feet of conventional insulation. There is no comparison to real bottom line results.