Straight from the Deptartment of Energy: "Radiant barriers are materials that are installed in buildings to reduce summer heat gain and winter heat loss, and hence, reduce building heating and cooling energy usage. The potential benefit of attic radiant barriers is primarily in reducing air-conditioning cooling loads in warm or hot climates. Radiant barriers usually consist of a thin sheet or coating of a highly reflective material like aluminum applied to one or both sides of a number of substrate materials. These substrates include kraft paper, plastic films, cardboard, plywood sheathing or air infiltration barrier material. Some products are fiber-reinforced to increase the durability and ease of handling."
Certified Roofing serves the San Jose, California region with energy efficient roofing and associated products like radiant barrier OSB decking and has an expert installation team that can handle any project, large or small. Radiant barriers help to reduce attic heat gain by 30 degrees on average! And experimenting with our own field tests using infared thermometers, we have been able to substantiate these numbers. For that reason alone, we highly recommend using this great energy-saving material because the bottom line is, it WORKS! Moreover, OSB decking is very inexpensive. Essentially, it's nothing more than a thin layer of aluminum foil laminated to plywood/OSB decking, yet energy savings and comfort levels are immediate and permanent!
Call me, David Cameron, at (408) 226-2222 (office) or call my cell at (408)489-7982 for a FREE INSPECTION today!
At Certified Roofing we’ve been helping homeowners and commercial property owners save money for 30 years. We are a full service company. We design, build and install roofing systems, skylights, seamless gutters, attic ventilation systems, and energy efficient insulation for walls and attics. We repair and restore old tile roofs, wood shake roofs, and composition shingles.