With the average home hovering around an average 2,700 square feet in 2015, the tiny house movement is countering the norm and going smaller. The average tiny house is between 100 to 500 sq ft. Many Tiny House owners go small to obtain financial freedom with a small home footprint. It’s a minimalist lifestyle that’s meant to be affordable and eco-friendly.
Being eco-friendly is a huge perk for Tiny House owners as they try and reduce their environmental footprint. Houses and buildings use 41 percent of our nation’s energy, and much of that energy is wasted due to outdated building practices. The tiny house movement is focusing attention on the need to reduce our environmental footprint.
One way Tiny House owners are becoming eco-friendly is through their use of insulation. A popular insulation option, especially in warm climates is EcoFoil Double Bubble Reflective Insulation. EcoFoil reflective foil and bubble insulation products reduce energy consumption, lowers utility bills and increases the comfort of your home. Where most other insulation products can only slow down heat transfer, foil insulation actually stops up to 96% of radiant heat.
The use of reflective insulation in homes has exploded over the past few years. Also called “Radiant Barrier,” reflective insulation is clean and easy to install, and can be done by a homeowner with simple tools, just cut the length you need with a scissors and staple it in place using a staple gun. Plus it is also a 100% vapor barrier when the seams are taped off using insulation tape.
The tiny house movement may or may not lead to a reduction in the average size of houses, but it is raising awareness of steps that all homeowners can take to save energy, become more eco-friendly and reduce the environmental footprint of our houses.
Reflective insulation has many uses and specifications. If you have questions about the best product or how to install reflective insulation, or any of our eco-friendly building products in your Tiny House, we can help. Call 888-349-3645 8AM to 5PM CST Monday through Friday and talk with our team of eco-friendly insulation experts.