This home near Westchase / Chinatown in Houston, TX just received a new GAF Timberline HD roofing system. We also installed an upgraded radiant barrier underlayment.
Adding a radiant barrier underlayment is a great way to improve your home’s comfort and to reduce your power bills every month. Compared to standard roof underlayment, upgraded radiant heat barrier provides several important advantages. Meanwhile, the cost is not significantly greater than regular material.
How Does Upgraded Radiant Barrier Insulation Work?
Unlike conventional insulating materials, radiant barrier technology works by reflecting the sun’s radiant heat away from your home. Traditional insulation is rated for effectiveness using an R-value.
Radiant products on the other hand are rated based on emissivity and reflectivity. When properly installed underneath the roofing material (or in the attic), this will keep your attic airspace cooler during the summer and will prevent your home from loosing heat through the attic and the roof during the colder months. As a result, your home’s interior temperature will stabilize, creating improved comfort for you and your family. This helps reduce the frequency and duration of heating and cooling cycles. You’ll use less power and, accordingly, your power bills will decrease.
These types of home improvements are also highly attractive to potential home buyers. If you plan to sell your home in the foreseeable future, you may also experience an increase in your home’s value on the market!
If you need a new roof, you’ll have to add some type of underlayment beneath the singles or tiles – so why not a radiant barrier? Ask your Remedy Roofing project manager for more information or give us a call at 888 HAIL PRO!