Here at Paradigm Roofing, we understand the need to be cost conscious. Radiant barriers are a type of reflective insulation system that have the ability to lower air conditioning costs if they are installed properly. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, these barriers can save homeowners five to ten percent off of their cooling bill. They work by deflecting the sun’s rays away from the living area due to the reflective material that make them. This process is different from other insulation materials that work by inhibiting conduction through absorption.
To better understand how this works, lets take a look at how heat reaches cool areas.
The Path of Heat
There are three ways summer heat can ruin the cool comfort of your living space: conduction, convection, and radiation.
- Conduction is when heat is absorbed and transferred; most insulation works in this manner.
- Convection occurs when the air in your home warms and rises; this is why the upstairs of your home may be hotter than other parts of the house during the summer.
- Radiant heat is the direct absorption of the sun’s rays by another object.
How Your House Gets Hotter
As previously mentioned, most home insulation seeks to cool a home by slowing down the conductive property of heat. Reflective insulation systems address the radiant property. Roofing materials are also conductive. As the sun’s rays beam on the roof, the heat is absorbed and radiates to solid objects in the attic or upper level of the home. Barriers installed on the underside of the roof deflect this back out to the atmosphere.
Radiant Barrier Materials
Most radiant barriers are made of aluminum foil, which is layered over barrier material such as cardboard. Although it’s easier to place barriers in new homes, older homes can be retrofitted by residential roofing professionals. They usually place them between the roof rafters in the attic.
If you are looking for a Plano roofer, call Paradigm Roofing at 972-542-7774 and ask about how a radiant barrier can help you stay on budget this summer.
Do you currently run your own business? Are you looking for some ways to improve it in the coming year? One very important thing you should never neglect is the building you use as your storefront. After all, without an appealing storefront, you are less likely to attract customers. A structurally sound roof is one of the most important aspects of your building’s appearance; therefore, you may want to consider outfitting your business with a brand new roof this year. In doing so, you will need a reliable Frisco commercial roofing specialist from Paradigm Roofing to assist you.
The Best Roofing Services for Your Needs
Here at Paradigm Roofing, we specialize in commercial roofing of all kinds, whether you have a flat or raised roof. We offer a variety of different services when it comes to your business’s roof, including basic repair, inspections, installation, and even full roof replacement. Regardless of the specific services you need for your business, you can be sure to get the top quality service from our company.
We have plenty of experience in the field of commercial roofing. We can assist you tasks as basic as installing standing seam roofing to more complex processes like helping you decide the right choice for buying a new commercial roof. Our roofing technicians always have your best interests in mind and will go out of their way to ensure that your questions are answered and that you are confident in your choices.
What to Do Next
Whether you simply have questions about roof work or if you’re looking to schedule an appointment for a consultation, be sure to get into contact with us at Paradigm Roofing for further assistance. You can get into contact with us by calling our main office number at 972-542-7774.
When it comes to roofing materials, not every company uses green parts for their roofs. We at Paradigm Roofing make it our aim to keep tabs on the latest in technology for green roofing materials so we can bring it to you, our customer, as soon as it becomes available for installation.
Why Go Green?
The materials of a environmentally friendly roof can help you save money twice over time. Money savings are not the only reason to go green with your new roof. The materials used on green roofs help to reduce the reliance on petrochemical products, which are currently used on most shingle roofs.
How Money Is Saved
You save money with a green roof first by getting a tax credit. If you want a roof for your home and use approved materials, you could get a credit up to $500 on your taxes for the year.
Green roofs also help to reduce your energy bills, especially the cool-roof shingles made from asphalt. With these, you will not need to run your air conditioner as often in the summer because they help to keep your roof cool. The effect is so great that they meet the stringent Energy Star requirements.
We Do Businesses, Too
If you need a roof for your business, we can do that, too. For a long-lasting option, consider one of our commercial metal roofs. These durable roofs are just as attractive as more traditional roofs, but they last longer, are more resistant to weather, and do not require regular maintenance as shingled roofs do. And unlike asphalt shingle roofs, metal roofs do not use petroleum products, making them another green option for your building.
Do you need an Allen roofing company you can trust to properly install a green roof for your home or business? Let us be your roofers. Contact Paradigm Roofing at 972-542-7774 for more information about how we can help you get a green roof.
Paradigm Roofing is proud to announce they are now a Red Shield Contractor for Firestone Building Products. Firestone commercial roof products offer a wide range of roofing materials including single-ply, metal, and asphalt solutions. Firestone Building Products are innovative and come with outstanding warranty coverage. From the Firestone Building Products website:
- World-recognized leader for over 100 years
- Full building envelope of roofing, wall and specialty products
- Environmentally committed to quality manufacturing
- Worldwide network of distributors
- Subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM—a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation)
- ISO 9001 certified
- Registered to ISO 14001 standards, or self-certified with independent verification