Infrared heat emitted by the sun strikes the roof of the house. The roof decking begins to radiate infrared heat (IR), into the insulation. The effects, or amount of IR emitted by the roof, has variables which include:
* Roof orientation
* Roof pitch
* Roofing material
After several hours of continuous bombardment the insulation begins to heat up and starts heating your ceiling, making your home stuffy and costing you money. The inverse is true during cold weather. Heat that travels through the ceiling finds its way to the top of the insulation where it radiates to the roof. This wastes energy, raises heating costs, contributes to ice dams and makes rooms feel cold. RBS Chips keep heat in your home as well as keeping it out.
during the cold winter months is the ceiling. Heat moves in three known
paths up into the attic: conduction, convection and radiation.
Conventional fibrous insulation products resist conduction and convective
losses but do little to inhibit radiant heat. For decades RBS has only
been sold in warm climates as laying a membrane over insulation in cold climates
has been known to create ice under the RBS layer as moisture condenses then
freezes on the bottom side.
RBS Chips work by returning infrared heat back to your ceiling while allowing moisture to permeate due to the patented design of multiple chips. Surprising savings in cold climates has been as high as 47% in heating bills and a noticeable difference in comfort.
House without a radiant barrier
With Radiant Barrier Chips heat is reflected out During the winter, RBS Chips heat is kept in
EXAMPLES OF RADIANT BARRIER AND RADIANT HEAT
This is how it looks when correctly installed in your attic.
RBS Chips are easy to install and can be purchased directly from the manufacturer in Phoenix Arizona.
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