In southern cities such as San Antonio, TX, homeowners have very unique home insulation needs. While houses in northern parts of the country can be well served by basic insulation methods that keep the heat in and the cold out, houses in the hot and humid climate of South Texas require a more specific system.
Here at Tip Top Construction, we know that residences in southern cities often require additional home insulation to shield against the hot sun that beats down on the roof every day. That’s why we offer radiant barrier – a type of foil insulation that’s installed over your existing system, to increase its efficacy and slow down the transfer of radiant heat. Foil insulation has been proven to work especially well in hot climates like San Antonio, making it a perfect solution for many of our local customers.
Radiant barrier can be installed over whatever home insulation you already have in place, including:
- Spray foam
The foil works by deflecting the sun’s radiation-based heat, which in turn lightens the workload for your underlying insulation system and air conditioner. The radiant barrier also reduces the amount of heat that transfers from the roof to the other surfaces in your attic, and also can help keep heat inside your home during the cooler months, as well.
San Antonio homeowners stand to receive greater energy savings from radiant barrier home insulation than homeowners elsewhere the country. The United States Department of Energy breaks the nation down into seven zones; South Texas falls into the zone with the second highest potential savings from radiant barrier. The DOE estimates that homeowners in this zone can save up to $150 per year on their utility bills, just by supplementing their existing insulation with radiant barrier foil.
Interested in learning more about how radiant barrier home insulation can possibly lower your San Antonio, TX heating and cooling bills? Call us today and we’ll get you started with a free energy assessment.