A radiant barrier is a metallic, foil-like material that is used to block heat away from the home. Typically, when installed, this foil is implemented in the attic to prevent any extra heat from entering and leaving the home. According to professionals, radiant barriers can be more effective in hotter weather, as opposed to cold seasons. Radiant barriers can also reduce your cooling prices in the home by up to 10% in warm weather conditions. Here’s a check at how much the average radiant barrier price is on today’s market.
Radiant Barrier Costs
A roll of this material can range anywhere from 10-25 cents per square foot. This is limited to a single-sided radiant barrier only, though. For an attic, typically about 1,500 square feet, total costs range from $150-$400. If you are looking for double-sided radiant barriers, this can cost around 15-50 cents per square foot. Keep in mind that if you are buying smaller quantities, the materials can be pricier, from 75 cents to $1 per square foot. When installing this it can easily be a job you accomplish on your own for lower rates.
Some surveys show installation rates can cost anywhere from 10 cents to $1 per square foot. The higher rates for the service typically boil down to the company chosen to perform the installation. The average price for a 1,500 square-foot attic starts at roughly $300 to $500 for single side-based materials. When it comes to higher quality double-sided materials, this can range from $600 to $2,000. If it is installed along the flooring of your attic this can be a lot more cost-effective, compared to a project where you have to attach the barrier to your attic roof. Any installation will be much cheaper if the home is undergoing brand new construction.
Discounts on Radiant Barriers
If a radiant barrier was installed in 2009 with the intention of insulating your home, you may qualify for a $1,500 federal tax credit to apply towards 30% of the materials’ price. This is not included for any additional installation rates. To make a claim for this credit, you will need your receipt and a statement from the manufacturer. If you need help or have any questions about how to get a radiant barrier installed, don’t hesitate to call Barrier Insulation today!
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