Embrace Efficiency with Green Energy Barrier®
Insulate Your Home with Space-Age Technology
Attic insulation is one of the largest determiners in the efficiency of your Little Rock home’s energy usage. If the interior of your home is terribly hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, then your attic insulation is most likely the culprit. Fortunately, at Community Builders of Little Rock, our Green Energy Barrier® provides you with the perfect solution. This type of insulation utilizes advanced space-age technology to drive unwanted heat away from your home. Our reflective foil insulation has been found to be more effective than other insulation types, including fiberglass and insulating foam boards. Fiberglass and insulated foam boards are specifically targeted toward reducing conductive and convective heat transfer, respectively. However, reflective foil keeps your Little Rock home from falling victim to the most efficient form of heat transfer, radiation.
How Important is the Type of Heat Transfer?
The type of heat transfer plays a very significant role in determining the type of attic insulation you need. For instance, radiation is far more efficient and threatening than conductive and convective heat transfer. Though conduction and convection are both very real threats to the energy efficiency of your home, they’re both less persistent than radiation. Even with this being widely known by home improvement experts, most homes aren’t dressed to handle radiant heat transfer. This results in a dramatic underperformance of energy usage.
Most homes are fit with fiberglass installation, which is designed to only protect against conductive heat transfer. It traps the heat in millions of fibers to slow the heat transference. Foam board insulation is another common insulation type. It specifically targets convection (heat transfer through the air). Our Green Energy Barrier® is designed to ward off radiant heat transfer by reflecting the electromagnetic radiation traveling through space. This keeps radiant heat hindering your home’s energy performance.
Does Radiant Barrier Fight Off All Heat Transfer?
Radiant barrier is designed to specifically ward off radiant heat transfer; this leads to the conclusion that it is largely ineffective against direct heat transfer. Despite this, it is still regarded as one of the most efficient forms of insulation because it protects against the most prominent form of heat transfer. That means that it’s still one of the best investments you can make for your home. For full energy optimization, we suggest equipping your home with all three insulation types. The best way to start saving energy today is with Green Energy Barrier® so contact us to schedule a free consultation.