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Attic insulation is what makes your home comfortable to live in. It prevents heat loss in the winter, keeps your home cool in the summer, and prevents uncomfortable and pricy drafts. It also improves your home’s energy efficiency by keeping your heating and cooling bills low. Because of this, choosing the right attic insulation is important. Here, New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc. explains why our eShield attic insulation is one of the best options on the market.

Types of Energy Flow

To effectively stop heat and energy from moving from one place to another, attic insulation engineers must first understand how that movement works. There are three types of energy flow, all working in slightly different ways, including:

Conduction

This first type of flow happens through a material. When you stir hot coffee, you might notice the handle of your spoon gets warmer. That’s because the metal spoon is conducting heat from the coffee and moving it toward your hand. The wall studs in your home can do the same thing.

Convection

The second type of energy flow happens because of how air behaves. As air heats up, it rises and carries energy with it. As it does, it pushes the cold air down and out of its way. This is why the top floor of your house often feels warmer and why basements are difficult to heat.

Radiation

The third type of flow is simple radiation. Hot objects give off small waves that carry heat away. When you hold your hand over an active stove burner, you can feel the heat – that’s radiation. The biggest source of radiation is the sun, which constantly radiates heat into your home.

Traditional wall insulation does a good job of blocking conduction and convection. Most brands, however, do little to stop radiation, and that’s where eShield attic insulation comes in.

A Stop to Radiant Heat

eShield attic insulation is designed to combat all three types of heat transfer. Our installation process starts with an air sealing service, during which we seal any holes and leaks in your attic that we can find. By blocking off the airflow, the sealant prevents air from escaping or entering your home. The installers then add a layer of blow-in insulation, which seals off and helps insulate the living space from the attic area.

The third step is where eShield truly shines. On top of the blow-in insulation, our technicians then place a layer of reflective insulated foil, called a radiant barrier. This innovative feature reflects up to 97% of all radiant heat, providing comprehensive protection against energy transfer of all kinds – not just conduction and convention.

A Long Lifespan

Not only does eShield attic insulation lessen heat transfer, but it’s also incredibly durable and long-lasting. It will last as long as your home – without losing any insulating ability as the years pass by. Once you install eShield, you won’t need to replace or re-insulate for as long as your home remains standing. You’re guaranteed a lifetime of comfortable interiors and low energy bills.

Install eShield Today

Your attic insulation keeps your home comfortable and your energy bills low, so it’s important to get it right. At New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc., we sell and install innovative eShield attic insulation that provides long-lasting, comprehensive protection against heat flow. To find out more about its benefits or schedule an appointment in North Jersey, contact us today.