Solar Guard helps Model Home Stay Cool

Hawaii Home + Remodeling features a story in their July issue on a  Kailua home remodeled by Barker Kapelle Construction.       “The addition of SolarGuard radiant barriers in between the rafters, from Island Cooling, makes the home cooler, more comfortable and more energy-efficient.”  Brett Kappelle chose Solar Guard for this project for its superior ability to prevent radiant heat (solar heat) build up while keeping a lower profile than traditional insulation.

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  1. caucarna
    caucarna says:

    “The addition of SolarGuard radiant barriers in between the rafters, from Island Cooling, makes the home cooler, more comfortable and more energy-efficient.”
    Are you sure that this is true?

    • admin
      admin says:

      Thanks for the comment. Solar Guard reflective insulation reflects 93% of solar heat, greatly reducing the direct heat gain through the roof. You can test this by using a spot thermometer to measure the heat on a wall or ceiling and then comparing those temperatures after the installation of Solar Guard.
      On this particular installation, using thermal insulation (thick fiberglass) would have meant filling up more space in between rafters. Using Solar Guard Brett was able to keep the aesthetics of the roof consistent and show the beams instead of creating a flat ceiling.

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