Inclusion of supplementary equipment such as heat insulator restricts the heat entering your house. It helps keeping a steady temperature of house, resulting to reduced power bills all round the year. A good home construction plan should include some such supplementary equipment.
If you were considering undertaking any renovation of your house, it would be worth according priority to including a heat insulator in your plans. If you happen to be living in a place with hot climate, it will help keeping your home cool at all times and thus reduce your utility bills. It further helps creating a fresh and hygienic environment. Apart from these benefits, it also adds to the value of property, thus fetching you a better price if ever you want to sell it. So, if you come to think of it, having a heat insulator at home works to your advantage at present, as well in the future.
The best time for the installation of a heat insulator is when the house is under construction. Subsequent to the completion of the house it becomes somewhat difficult to include one therein. If you intend getting it installed when the house is under construction, you should inform your contractor at the very initial stages of construction. And, don’t forget to remind the contractor that the material used should be as per ASTM (American society of testing material) standards. The contractor also need to check the status of the attic, for in case of any damage or cracks, it won’t be in a position to hold this equipment for a long time. The installation should be carried at the phase of roof building when the structure of the attic and the roof is about to be positioned at that particular stage. It will provide a better installation and the radiant blocker will continue to offer good performance.
There are certain locations better suited for the installation of a heat insulator. Consider these:
1. The ideal location for its installation is the roofing attic, as it has adequate space to hold the insulator because of the longer span. Attic has sufficient space for the insulator to suck in the energy transferred from the roof. It helps the insulator to pick up most of the heat spread over the roof covering.
2. You may also put it on the roof decking, as it offers a blocked coverage to the insulator.
3. You could also position these on the corners of the roof or the wall endings. This arrangement is especially suitable for houses with large rooms. This will suck most of the heat, and as a result helps maintaining temperature of the room almost steady. It also facilitates circulation of air in the rooms, thus keeping them well ventilated.
4. Another place that many contractors suggest for its installation is under the flooring of the attic. That’s the perfect place you could put to use for its installation and insulate the house completely. People with future plans for carrying future modifications of the house also favor such an arrangement. Likewise, people planning to shift their house also find it very appropriate.