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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DSC basement remodeling; awesome difference
I put this up in my basement in a 14 yr old home that has no basement / cinder block type of foundation. Half of the foundation is below grade and the back 1/2 is above grade. Living in PA, there are many cold evenings and the home has always seemed cold. The basement being a huge area and not insulated at all. I have a YouTube video that I'll be posting shortly to show the dramatic difference. I applied the product to the basement walls ; Mylar side facing the block and adhered with liquid nails heavy duty due to cost and application of 60 panels. The glue DOES NOT affect this poly extruded foam from the Mylar and provides just enough grip to keep panels adhered. Took a thermal reading from the insulated walls and the UN-insulated block walls. 10 degree F change increase on the insulated side vs the non insulated block. I have owned this home for 5 yrs and wondered why it cost so much to heat. Well not anymore. I am in the midst of applying R13 faced insulated batts into 2x4 walls placed 1 inch away from the wall board; The difference is STAGGERING in home much heat retention is now in the basement. Best advice that I found is that the Mylar in basements faces out; and that liquid nails heavy duty is the best way to adhere and not damage the mylar. Even though liquid nails says it's not for plastic; it does work and is a very cost effective adhesive for these boards when used in larger liquid nails tube dispensers.
January 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Designer You've heard of Multi-tasking? How about Multi-purpose!
I am so delighted to share with The Home Depot customers, our finished set for "Other Desert Cities" which takes place on Christmas Eve, in a well to do home in Palm Springs, California. This set was made possible by 1 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. R-3.85 Insulating Sheathing by Insulfoam available at your local Home Depot. The play was produced in Freeport, NY, coincidentally, the location of my Home Depot. And the play was wonderful, too.
I normally design sets for my community theatre group on a stage. A typical three sided set. But in this case the director insisted on mounting the play on the floor, so I needed to create the illusion of the back wall of the living room. Most importantly, since the set had to be struck after each weekend performance, the “stone walls” had to be light-weight.
I did a google search for “4 x 8 lightweight panels” and the Google gods brought me to R-Tech available at Home Depot.
The R-Tech sheets anchored the entire set, providing a stone backdrop to the living room and although appearing to weigh a rock ton, could be picked up with one hand.
In order to make the panels, we primed the printed side of the R-Tech sheets and then wallpapered with a water base glue. We then built wood frames and attached them from the front with small bolts and washers to prevent them sinking into the foam. Attaching braces allowed us to stand the panels up perfectly plum, enhanced by a lit Christmas Tree, a hand made free standing fire place and a giant palm tree.
I didn't use this product for its designed purpose, but if you are looking for a 4 x 8 sheet of light weight material, paintable, wallpaperable and easy to handle, consider this. Might make a fantasy backyard castle. I also must complement the manufacturer, as I emailed them to ask their advice, and although, no one had ever asked if their product could be wallpapered, they responded with courtesy and suggested advice.
June 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KingJosh87 Works great, easy to cut and install!
I recently used this type of insulation to insulate my garage. It was very easy to cut and install and was much less messy or itchy then using traditional fiberglass insulation. I put the insulation in, then sealed all edges with GreatStuff foam to ensure it was completely air and waterproof. I will definitely use this again and recommend to anyone when insulating a garage on a low budget.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ConsiderThis Great behind my Orca Grow Film
I have little light in my living room where a clerestory keeps the room lovely cool during the summer. But, during the winter my plants are light deprived. So, I got Orca Grow Film reflective wall covering to see how it works. It helped amazingly! But, since I heat with candles it also showed some jelly fish shaped marks where there must have been condensation from the temperature difference between my room temperature and the outside wall's temperature. I had the Orca applied so that there was an inch of air space which a YouTube video said would work to insulate. Now that the R-Tech has been slipped into the inch space the condensation problem appears to be solved. The R-Tech is really easy to work with, a steak knife cut it with hardly any mess. I highly recommend it. (And, it's quite a beautiful, intense white.)
January 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sanjosemom Makes a great blocking board for knitters
I purchased one of these boards to use for blocking knitted lace. It is thick, lightweight, and pinnable. I cut it in half and taped the edges. Store easily. Highly recommended as a blocking board.
September 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Thumper this product needs proper instructions.
No where on the product or on the instructions for installation does it say that the lettered polymeric facing should be removed before applying adhesive. None of the reviews comments on this either. This would be quite helpful to know.
April 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tiffany Great Skirting for 5th Wheel Winterizing!
We used this to skirt around our 5th Wheel Camper in an RV Park. I felt the difference immediately
inside the Camper. We put the foil to the outside to reflect the cold. One thing about styrofoam, is that
it will hold in the cold or warmth, depending on what you want. So, after putting up, we slipped a small
electrical heater through the last corner opening to give the warmth we wanted held in. After it reached
a certain point, we took out the heater and closed the the corner end. Works Great! Remember even though pipes may be enclosed underneath, they CAN and DO FREEZE if you don't wrap outside pipes, and insulate. Don't ever leave an electric heater on unattended. But check your "R" factors; it's much better than the ReMax sheathing and far more economical. Did the job!
November 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trainman this product was sealed on both sides
this product was easy to work with. i used it for forming mountains and riverbeds for a train layout. As the product had both sides sealed it was clean and easy to work with.
August 13, 2013