In fact, the lack of proper roofing insulation and ventilation can lead to temperature spikes of up to 25%. This increase in the ambient temperature inside your home causes your air conditioning system to
compensate for the excess heat – forcing it to work twice as hard and consume more energy.
Given Houston’s harsh, subtropical climate, your home is exposed to considerable heat from the sun. This accounts for much of the heat you experience indoors.
Unfortunately, regular attic insulation alone cannot completely prevent heat from being transferred into your living space. A significant amount of heat is bound to reach your home.
Fortunately, there are radiant heat barriers, like the radiant barrier foil provided by Ultimate Radiant Barrier & Insulation. Unlike regular insulation that slows down the transfer of heat, radiant heat barriers resist the transfer of heat by reflecting it. Without the added Houston heat, the ambient temperature in your home is significantly lowered. Your air conditioning system consumes less energy, and you get:
- A decrease of up to 40% in your cooling and heating bills
- Lower load on your air conditioning system
- A more comfortable regulated temperature in the home
- A longer lasting roof
What is Radiant Barrier Foil and How Does it Work
Because it is made of aluminum, radiant barrier foil works by deflecting most of the heat that comes in contact with it. Aluminum has a heat absorption rate of 3%. This means that the remaining 97% of the heat is deflected like the reflective insulation foil we provide.
Materials with lesser densities conduct less heat, therefore the heat absorbed by the barrier is harmlessly dissipated before it reaches other parts of your attic.
The same principle applies during colder seasons. Only this time, the heat generated by your radiator is deflected back into the house. Because the heat has nowhere to go, your home stays warm. The indoor temperature remains constant, and you consume less energy.
Here are just some of the benefits you will enjoy with our Houston Insulation Services:
- Convenience – There is no need to take out your existing attic insulation. Radiant barrier insulation work with most types of insulation.
- Comfort – Enjoy maximum comfort all year round. You will immediately notice the change in temperature – your home stays cool during summer, and comfortably warm during the cold months. You’ll also avoid the spikes in humidity caused by inconsistencies in your home’s indoor temperature.
- Hassle-free installation – No hassle: radiant barrier foil is laid over or stapled on to the roofing joists. Installation generally only takes about a day to be to be completed by a professional. The joints between applications are then taped to seal the seems between each section.
- Durability – Unlike regular insulation, radiant barrier foil will not corrode, rot, or decay. Aluminum is also not susceptible to pest damage. In fact, it has been proven by multiple studies that aluminum can withstand up to 10 years of exposure to extreme weather conditions.
- Savings – Enjoy up to 40% savings on your cooling and heating bills. With hundreds of dollars worth of annual savings, the radiant barrier would have paid itself in a matter of years.
Why We Are The Best Houston Insulation Company
That might seem like a strong claim. Every company wants to be the best, but we know our line of attic insulation services and the expertise that we bring to the table, sets us apart from the rest. That’s not proof you say? You’re right! Ask any of our thousands of satisfied customers. Our customers and our professional work speak for us.
We are NOT a one-trick-pony
Aside from radiant barrier foil we offer a full line of
insulation solutions for any home. Not every home needs the same solutions, so we have a nice reliable variety of insulation solutions for you. What ever type of insulation you may need for your home, whether it is fiberglass batt insulation, spray foam, or even our most popular blown fiberglass insulation, we have every product available to insure your home is comfortable and will maximize your energy efficiency. Our expert craftsmen will insure the the job is done right the first time. And unlike some companies out there, we actually clean up after ourselves. We never leave your house a mess after we have been there installing your new insulation.
Houston Spray Foam Insulation
Offering both closed and open cell foam insulation, Ultimate Radiant Barrier & Insulation is the leading Houston company to call if you want this type of attic insulation installed in your home. It completely seals your attic and/or walls from the outside providing structural integrity to your home as an added bonus. The R-Value of Spray foam is phenomenal and the difference is literally night and day.
Blown Fiberglass Insulation
This type of attic insulation is blown in as well and can be added on top of existing attic insulation that may have settled over the years or can be installed from scratch after an insulation removal service has been performed. This is an economical and reliable insulation solution. In addition, although it doesn’t fall in with blown in insulation, we can also install fiberglass batting insulation to replace your old rotted attic insulation.
Houston Insulation Removal
If your house is older than 10 years, it might be best to start fresh and get rid of that old insulation all together. If that is the case, Ultimate Radiant Barrier & Insulation can come to your home and remove all the old insulation (and any critters that may have made your attic their new home) and properly dispose of it so your home is ready for a new application by our team of professionals.
By removing the old insulation not only do you get a fresh new canvas to start a new insulation installation, but any mold that may have accumulated over the years from moisture penetrating your attic is also removed, leaving you with a clean slate to start fresh and new!
One of the most important systems in your home, especially if you live in Houston is your HVAC system. It gets neglected and over worked due to faulty insulation and is the main cost in your electric bill. Ultimate Radiant Barrier & Insulation can consult with you on a strategy to make sure that your home AC unit is running to its full efficiency and potential. With proper attic insulation installed, it relieves the stress on your AC unit which lowers the bill, and prolongs the life of your AC unit over time.
Solar Attic Fans
What can we say about solar attic fans, but wow. They are self sufficient,
getting all of their power from the Sun and detect when your attic temperature is getting high. They kick into action and ventilate the heat from your attic keeping the attic cooler so the other parts of your attic insulation system can work more efficiently.
These products are the icing on the cake. After all other attic insulation systems are in place, the last thing and most overlooked is the door to your attic. Not exactly built to keep heat out of your living space. That problem is easily solved with an attic tent. It basically seals the attic space and the heat produced from reaching your hallway or home.
How We Compare To Other Attic Insulation Houston Companies
Look, I’m sure our competitors in and around the Houston, Texas area can all install attic insulation and they probably do a decent job. But we’re The Cadillac of insulation companies. If you care about the little things — like having professional, well-dressed, proud, blue collar insulation pros show up to your door 15-minutes early… as opposed to Joe the insulation dude, who mopes to your front door 30 minutes late, looking like he just came off a three day bender, shirt screaming, “Joe, I don’t fit you!”… then you should definitely call us, not them: 713-805-0394.
Beware Companies Offering Cheap Attic Insulation
Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. Attic insulation is no different. We hear from our Houston customers that so and so is offering insulation cheaper. Insulating your home is an investment in both your home and its value down the road. It is a product that will cut your energy costs by up to 40%. Say your monthly bill is around $200. A savings of 40% is $80.00! That’s $960.00 per year!!
Think of what you could do with an extra $960 in your pocket! So when a company tries to sell you cheap insulation, you need to see the bigger picture of what it will cost you down the road. If you go with them, it won’t hurt our feelings, we don’t have to live in your house! You do! Our advice is get the best insulation you can afford, whether or not you buy from us.
The bottom line is the insulation MUST do the job it is designed to do, otherwise, you’re just throwing that money out the window (literally) every month that you house continues with faulty or sub-par home insulation.
Your Houston Insulation Service Assurance
Ultimate Radiant Barrier & Insulation is insured, licensed, and bonded. We make sure that all our projects follow the strictest of safety guidelines and safety procedures. With us, you can rest assured that your property is safe.
Stop wasting hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year on needless energy bills. Ultimate Radiant Barrier & Insulation has the solution to all your heating, cooling, and insulation needs. Call us today and find out how we can get you started with lower energy bills, a more energy efficient home, and a more comfortable lifestyle. We are here to answer any questions that you may have!
Next Up: radiant barrier insulation foil