Attic insulation is an important investment to consider for your San Antonio, Texas, home, especially if you’ve noticed a change in your energy bills in the winter or summer months. While traditional home insulation methods may be present in your house, it is probably not enough to provide complete thermal protection. That’s because traditional insulation, such as spray foam or cellulose, slows down conductive and convective heat transfer, but doesn’t address the number one method of heat transfer into and out of homes – radiant heat.
A proven method for preventing radiant heat transfer is to install radiant barrier, a type of insulation that can block up to 97 percent of all radiant heat transfer into and out of your home. Radiant barrier attic insulation works by reflecting the radiation waves instead of absorbing the heat like traditional insulation does. As a result, radiant barrier does a great job of regulating the temperature in your home. This in turn reduces the stress on your HVAC system, which ordinarily would have to work harder to cool or heat your home when the energy is lost through heat transfer. As a result, you’ll have a more energy-efficient home that may actually end up saving you money on your utility bills.
At Tip Top Construction, we install Bella Foil™, an incredibly durable radiant barrier attic insulation product that we carry exclusively in the San Antonio, Texas, area. When you call us to install Bella Foil™ in your home, you’ll find that it has many benefits over other types of attic insulation, because it:
- Can be installed over other types of insulation to provide complete thermal protection
- Will never need to be replaced and requires no annual maintenance
- Will not develop moisture damage or any type of mold, mildew, or bacteria growth
- Does not contain asthma-causing fibers or harmful gases
If you would like more information on having attic insulation installed in your San Antonio, TX, home, contact Tip Top Construction today.