This smart home improvement can make your home more comfortable and more energy efficient.
Your roof is good for far more than just keeping raindrops from falling on your head. It also helps your home stay comfortable throughout with good ventilation and climate control. In fact, at MEIS Roofing & Construction, we consider ourselves to be efficiency experts. We’ll help you get the most out of your roof every season.
One of the best things you can do in our hot Texas climate is to install radiant barrier insulation on the underside of your roof. This efficiency improvement can make a big difference in your bills and comfort when summer comes again.
How It Works
During the summer, the energy from the sun beating down on your roof tends to make your roof hot, which in turn can make your entire home hotter. A radiant barrier interrupts this process. Made of a reflective material stapled to the underside of the roof rafters, a radiant barrier reflects head back to the roof and outside.
This is especially useful here in Texas, because we are mainly concerned with keeping our homes cool year round. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that radiant barrier insulation can help homes in hot climates cut their energy costs by as much as 10%. However, in order to reap the full benefits of this type of insulation, you need professional installation.
The Right Option
There are many different types of radiant barrier insulation available, including fiber-reinforced and those combined with other forms of insulation. To get the right system for your roof, make sure you consult the professionals at MEIS Roofing & Construction. We can assess your needs and make sure your roof is as cool and efficient as it can be. Call us today to schedule a consultation.