Radiant Barrier Texas
Regular insulation won’t stop radiant heat loss. It must be reflected with a radiant barrier.
- Conduction: direct heat flow through a solid object like a wall or ceiling.
- Convection: heat movement through air occurring when air is warmed. Warm air expands, becomes less dense and rises.
- Radiation: movement of heat rays across air spaces from one warm object to another cooler one. The heat we fell from a wood stove or quartz space heater is an example of radiant heat. All Objects + Bodies Give Off Radiant Heat!
Like a space suit, Radiant Barrier foil insulation reflects the sun’s heat before it can warm up the insulation in your attic. When the insulation stays cooler, your house will too. Just like a Space suit or Thermos bottle, the reflective surface inhibits radiant heat transfer.