Marcus Hiles points to traditional roofing insulation as a major cause of energy loss. A roof absorbs the sun’s energy and through doing so heats the air ducts and attic which leads to higher cooling costs. He suggests using highly reflective radiant barrier roof panels that act to reflect the heat and can reduce heat transfer from the underside of a roof by as much as 97 percent. He states that implementing this tip can keep your attic up to 30 degrees cooler.
Marcus Hiles forward his expertise in analyzing the impact that various building features and materials have on energy loss when planning and building. He manages window placement strategies that enhance a housing development’s orientation and materials — and take into account fluctuating Texas temperatures — to prevent heat gain in the summer and promote heat retention in the winter. Through the installation of windows with the proper solar coefficient, frames that prevent air leakage, and shading devices, the loss of a home’s heated air and cooled air is minimized. This produces fewer carbon emissions and greater cost savings. In order to lessen the shifting of heat from the sun through the roof and into air ducts, Hiles furnishes the power of radiant roof panels to bounce summer heat away from the home, thus minimizing cooling costs by five to ten percent. He makes bigger value by installing air conditioning systems that have a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) that exceeds government orders. This concludes in further reductions in carbon and generates over $420,000 in energy savings for those living in Western Rim Property Services communities.