ENERGY STAR does not label radiant barrier paints. Reflective insulation, also called a radiant barrier, is a material (usually aluminum, but it can be in a paint) designed to block radiant heat transfer across open spaces. It is always installed on the inside of your attic. ENERGY STAR qualified roof products do include roof coatings. These roof coatings would always be applied to the roof on the outside. The coating would provide solar reflectance, so that the roof is cool to the touch it will not absorb the heat, and thus transfer less heat into the inside. More on ENERGY STAR qualified roofs.
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ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to save money on your energy bills and help protect our environment.
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Improving your home's energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR can help to lower high energy bills, improve comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about the many ways to save in your home and track your progress with "My ENERGY STAR" - your new dashboard to savings.
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A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA. ENERGY STAR certified homes use 15-30% less energy than typical new homes while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
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