What is Radiant Barrier Sheathing?

Radiant barrier sheathing is a type of insulation that is basically a sheet of aluminum foil inside your wall.

Radiant barrier sheathing works by reflecting heat back into the atmosphere rather than allowing it through to warm up your house. This keeps rooms cooler in summer without adding as much bulk or weight as traditional insulation.

Radiant barrier sheathing benefits.

The main benefit of radiant barrier sheathing is reduced energy costs, but it also helps make your home more comfortable.

This type of insulation keeps your home at a more consistent temperature instead of fluctuating up and down as the air conditioning battles the sun directly. It also reduces humidity building inside your walls, meaning there will be less humidity in your indoor air.

Cooler attic means cooler home.

Radiant barrier sheathing can drastically reduce the temperature in your attic. Typically, an attic just traps heat from the sun and creates a hot space in your home, but with radiant barrier insulation, your attic can be up to 30 degrees cooler without any air conditioning.

Where is radiant barrier sheathing installed?

Radiant barriers are installed underneath the exterior wall of a home to reduce heat transfer through conduction, convection, and radiation. They should also be installed under the roof shingles.

Radiant barrier sheathing is a great way to keep your home comfortable and save money on energy bills.

If you’re looking to reduce energy costs and increase comfort in your home, then radiant barrier sheathing is the product for you.

All of our Manchester Green Homes come with Solarbord® Radiant Barrier Sheathing, which reflects up to 97% of radiant heat, already installed.