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Enjoy the Perks of an Energy Efficient Home

Let Space-Age Insulating Technology Save You Money

One of the key factors to keeping your Oklahoma City home comfortable and energy efficient is attic insulation. Homes that are terribly hot in the summer and frigidly cold in the winter are typically victims of poor insulation. Fortunately, we have your solution at Community Builders of Oklahoma city with our Green Energy Barrier®. This attic insulation utilizes advanced space-age technology to keep unwanted heat out of your home. Our reflective foil insulation trumps other insulation types such as fiberglass and insulating foam boards. Fiberglass and insulated foam boards are targeted toward reducing heat transfer through conduction and convection, respectively. However, reflective foil protects your Oklahoma City home against the most efficient form of heat transfer, radiation.

Does the Type of Heat Transfer Really Matter?

For those wondering if the type of heat transfer really matters in your pursuit of optimizing your home’s energy efficiency, the answer is yes. Radiation is far more efficient and threatening than other forms of heat transfer. Even though conduction and convection are both still threats to your home’s energy efficiency, they’re both less effective than radiation. Despite this, most homes aren’t equipped to handle radiant heat transfer, which results in an underperformance of energy efficiency.

Standard fiberglass insulation is typically what most homes have and it’s designed to protect against conductive heat transfer by trapping the heat in millions of fibers to slow the transference. Foam board insulation is also very common and specifically targets convection (heat transfer through the air). Our Green Energy Barrier® works to stop radiant heat transfer. It’s able to do this by reflecting electromagnetic radiation that travels through space. This keeps radiant heat from heating the interior of your home since it cannot enter. If you have double sided foil, you can keep heat out in the summer and heat in during the winter.

Does Radiant Barrier Work for All Heat Transfer?

Radiant barrier is specifically designed to protect against radiant heat transfer, as such, it is largely ineffective against other types of direct heat transfer. However, it is regarded as being one of the most efficient insulation forms because it protects against the most efficient form of heat transfer. That means that it will still dramatically reduce your energy bills by itself. We still suggest combining all three insulation types to fully optimize the energy efficiency of your Oklahoma City home. Start saving more today with our Green Energy Barrier® by contacting us to schedule a free consultation.

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