Radiant Barrier Cost Per Square Foot
The costs for reflecting or radiant barriers can be about 15 to 30 cents per square foot depending on what radiant barrier solution you choose. Job costs can vary also depending on access to the attic and environmental considerations in your attic. With these factors in mind a 500 square foot attic can run anywhere from $500 to $750 dollars. Inspections of your attic and choosing which radiant barrier solution will help get a more accurate estimate for installing radiant barrier insulation in your home.
Factors That Affect The Cost
There are a few factors that affect the cost of installing radiant barrier insulation in your Phoenix valley home. One of the biggest factors is the size of the home. The bigger the attic and the greater the square footage, the more time and materials it will take to get the job done.
Another cost factor is which radiant barrier solution you choose. If you want to pay the difference between a spray on heat barrier or if foil insulation would work in your application affects the cost. Discuss the options with your Phoenix insulation company to get more information on which radiant barrier option works best for your home, and your budget.
Why Install Radiant Barriers?
Summer heat is one of the biggest primary concerns when discussing insulation in Arizona. Winters do cool off and near freezing nights happen, so insulation is relevant all year long. Radiant barriers work alone or in conjunction with other insulation types to keep our attics cool. Keeping the attic cool helps reduce the heat transferred through the attic floor and into our homes. Radiant barriers help reflect heat energy before it has a chance to even make it through the roof. This means that the spray foam, rolled batt, or other insulation types don’t work as hard to keep your energy bills lower.
Types Of Radiant Barriers
There are two main categories of radiant barrier insulation, paint like coatings and radiant foil. There are different companies making paint like coatings that act as your radiant barrier that are applied via either a spray type paint process, or are applied via a brush and roller. Foil can be installed against rafters leaving a gap of air, or they can be simply laid over your traditional insulation on the floor of your attic. If the attic is used for storage choosing a system that is applied to the underside of the roof is the best call to leave your attic space free and clear.
Advantages Of Radiant Barrier Insulation
Radiant barrier insulation has the advantages of keeping homes cooler and saving energy but has some unique advantages of its own. Apart from the advantage of simply rejecting heat from entering the home at the roof top it has the following advantages:
- It takes up less room than standard insulation types
- Dried paint radiant barriers and foil are non carcinogenic and non toxic
- Neither paint type nor foil supports the growth of fungi or bacteria
- These insulators will not mold or mildew is there is a leak in your roof
- They do not degrade due to the presence of moisture
- They do not age and degrade with time or lose thermal efficiency
Radiant Barrier Insulation Phoenix
If you have a home that could use better insulation and lower energy bills adding radiant barrier insulation by Barrier Insulation in your Phoenix home can greatly help reduce your energy costs leaving you more money for all of the other needs and wants you have in your life.