Rated 2.8 out of 5Â by 4
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Hydroblast70 plastic is not very good quality
I buy about 10 rolls of plastic a week from home depot. I own a kitchen exhaust system cleaning business. I used the husky 10 x 25 3.5 mil plastic until home depot quit selling it in 10x 25 3.5 mil now the hdx brand has replaced this plastic.. so I started using hdx plastic and it is thinner than the husky also it has imperfections all over it and it tears much easier. in my line of work quality plastic is a must. since this plastic is thinner it has torn much easier than the husky and we have now gotten water in a costumers fryer which makes for unhappy customers so I stopped using the hdx and started. buying the husky brand at Walmart since home depot will not carry it anymore
September 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by BeeU NOT CLEAR
The packaging says "clear," but it is opaque at best. I bought it to put over screens in breezeway and you can't see through it at all. Obviously, not what this product is intended for, but why write "clear" when it is not.
May 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by headhunter Misleading packaging
OK for the money-Doesn't seem to be 3.5mil though. I have contractor bags the same thickness, but the contractor bags seem thicker...But I bought this to weatherize my windows...But the plastic is not clear. It's a milky white color and you cannot see through it..Does the job I bought it for I guess, just don't expect a "clear" plastic as the package states///..And seems it might get brittle in the sun..Only time will tell..
February 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by maj28 Good vapor barrier for small area
Let me start by saying, I'm new to this, and apologize for the novel here.
I purchased the 3/4" rigid foam insulation and found out later that I'm supposed to have a vapor barrier between the interior side of exterior wall studs and the foam insulation. (In this case, my setup is 2x4 studs with 3" faced batts, face on the inside, then the sheeting, then the foam, then it will be drywall.)
Due to a very poor design of my addition (dining room) the ceiling inside the dining room closet is open air completely up until it reaches the ceiling/underside of the previous back porch (hard to describe, but basically heavy cold drafts coming in from all over.) I gutted the closet, except for the existing batts and stapled this up around the entire usable interior directly onto the studs and it's night and day.
Obviously this is not designed to be an insulator, but I've also read only that fiber batts do not technically resist air flow - they're designed to be enclosed, in this case they were not as tight between studs as they should be. This is created a much more air tight seal and is a HUGE help. My closet used to be 45Âº when closed, now it's 65Âº. I will caution you on installation, get a yard stick and push this stuff into the corners before you staple it down, to ensure it goes all the way back, or you'll be tearing it off to fix it. Five stars for value, great product for the price point, more expensive stuff may be thicker or more stretchable, not sure. Moderate stretch on this stuff.
BOTTOM LINE: If you have an exposed wall with exposed studs/batts, before you do ANYTHING else, cover the WHOLE thing with this and lots of staples. Great draft protection for the money. (In cold climates, according to forums, vapor barrier should be on the interior side of the studs.)
January 31, 2014