One of the best aspects of reflective insulation is its ability to be used in conjunction with more traditional forms of thermal insulation such as fiberglass. Reflective insulation does not have to act as a pure replacement or alternative — it can be a supplementary benefit to a home’s insulation as well.
Using reflective insulation as an addition to pre-existing insulation benefits the home in two ways. The first is it mitigates installation costs by not having to remove the previous insulation from the home’s structures. Second, it allows for the benefits of the original insulation to be maximized even more than it could have been by itself.
Reflective insulation can block out up to 97% of exterior heat attempting to transfer into the building. When put into place, this means that the original home insulation only has to worry about reducing the heat transfer of the remaining 3%.
This partnership results in lowered energy costs and increased home comfort across the board. It is because of this that reflective insulation has become such a popular option for homeowners of any background, regardless of their previous insulation standards.