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Effective Insulation for Louisville Homes

eShield's Radiant Barrier Enhances energy Efficiency

There are different ways to increase the energy efficiency of your Louisville home. They can range from installing energy efficient windows to insulated siding but one of the most effective ways is with attic insulation. At America's Window, we carry the radiant barrier attic insulation by eShield®. This isn't your standard fiberglass insulation, in fact, it's completely different. Radiant barrier is a specific type of insulation that utilizes NASA's space-aged technology to block radiant heat transfer. If you're wondering whether radiant barrier is better than your standard fiberglass insulation, then you're in luck because we're here to answer that question for you.

Attic Insulation Talk Time: Featuring Radiant Barrier

To answer the question of whether a radiant barrier is better than other insulation types, we must first explore why attic insulation is important in the first place. This means we have to examine the different types of heat transfer. Fortunately, there are only three with which we have to worry about and those are conduction, convection, and radiation.

  • Conduction: The transference of heat via solid materials is known as conduction. Fiberglass or cellulose insulation is usually used to reduce the effectiveness of this type of heat transfer.

  • Convection: When heat transfer occurs through liquids or gases, it is knowns as convection. This is a concern when dealing with warm air and cool air meeting. Typical insulations used to reduce this type are foam board insulations, caulk, expanding foam, etc.

  • Radiation: This occurs when heat is transferred by electromagnetic waves. The most common source embattling homes is solar radiation. The sun's rays are constantly laying siege to your home, which is why radiant barrier insulation in your attic is so important. eShield's radiant barrier reflects radiant heat transfer to protect your home from heat transferred in this manner.

The presence of these three types of heat transfer means that no one type of insulation can completely insulate your Louisville home. In fact, it's best to use all and equip your home with fiberglass, expanding foam, and radiant barrier if you want to maximize your home's energy efficiency. The design of eShield's radiant barrier makes it a great complement to other standard attic insulations since it's made to reflect one of the three specific types of heat transfer. To learn more about heat transfer and radiant barrier insulation, contact America's Window today for your free-consultation.


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