Rising temperatures cause air conditioners to work overtime, and Western Rim Property Services CEO Marcus Hiles identifies traditional roofing insulation as a main culprit. The roof of a home absorbs the sun’s radiant energy, in turn heating the attic and air ducts, leading to increased energy bills. Hiles believes that, on the other hand, highly reflective radiant barrier roof panels installed in the attic will reflect that heat and reduce up to 97 percent of heat transfer from taking place. “This cheap trick will keep your attic up to 30 degrees cooler,” Hiles says.
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