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Radiant Barrier

Radiation is the transfer of heat by electromagnetic waves known as thermal radiation. Warm surfaces, such as roof decks warmed by the sun, will radiate or emit their heat onto cooler interior building surfaces. A radiant barrier is a low-emittance surface, placed in the path of thermal radiation to block heat transfer. This barrier is most efficient in lowering heat with a downward flow and is typically placed inside of walls and attic floors.

A radiant barrier is a commonly composed of aluminum foil and backings, such as roof panels or plastic, and must be pierced to pass vapor through it.

Radiant barrier services include:

  • Thermal radiation
  • Block heat transfer
  • Foil radiant barriers
  • Roof decks
  • And more

Foil Radiant Barriers

Foil Radiant Barriers are superior to any spray on application.  We use Super R Plus, manufactured by Innovative Insulation, Inc., which reflects up to 97% of all radiant heat.  It is very effective and is made from the same material that keeps NASA astronauts from losing their body heat in the intense elements of space.  We use perforated foil to ensure good airflow, preventing condensation and water pooling of any kind in the attic.

Did You Know?

Thermal radiation is a form of invisible light that travels through the air from a warm to a cool surface.

The primary use of a radiant barrier is to keep the heat outside during the summer and inside. For more information about a radiant barrier. For efficient radiant barrier construction within Tarrant County, Cook County, Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County, Ellis County, Wise County, and Rockwall County, TX. call ABI at 817-244-4004 today.