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Air Reflective Garage Door Insulation Kit

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  • Installation is simple and takes only a few minutes
  • Blocks up to 95% of radiant heat
  • Easy to use, install and maintain

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The Reach Barrier Air Reflective Garage Door Insulation Kit includes eight pre-cut panels and everything needed for installation. Two layers of sealed air laminated between two layers of durable reflective polyethylene work to retain air longer and provide excellent insulation and sound reduction. Designed to help maintain a more consistent garage temperature all year long while also reducing outside noise, the material is light, strong and able to withstand the most aggressive environmental conditions. The pieces are easily secured by a set of adhesives whose bond strengthens as the garage door gets hotter. Simple and energy efficient, radiant (Reflective) barriers are installed in attics, walls, roof decking and flooring, offering a low-cost improvement that can substantially reduce energy usage and expense.

  • No special tools or protective clothing required for installation and handling
  • Deflects heat in summer and retains heat like a blanket in winter, saving energy and money
  • Eco-friendly design is made of 20% recycled material
  • 1/8 in. thick adhesive fasteners are high-density, open-cell polyurethane foam with long-lasting acrylic adhesive on both sides
  • Kit meets ASTM standards and complies with building code
  • Includes eight 24 in. x 48 in. pre-cut panels and 48 adhesive fasteners measuring 1 sq. in. each
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Product Length (ft.) 
48 ft 
Product Thickness (in.) 
0.3 in 

Details

Friction Fit 
No 
Insulation Type 
Radiant Barrier 
Product Weight (lb.) 
5.5 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Sheet or Roll 
Sheet 

Warranty / Certifications

ENERGY STAR Certified 
No 
Warranty Information 
90-Day Limited Warranty 

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Do you need to have an air space between the garage door and the radiant barrier?

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Dear Tixley: Yes, and it must be sealed. All radiant barrier insulation products require you to build / create a sealed air gap on one side, e.g. between a hot metal roof and the radiant barrier. This air gap provides almost all of the insulation R value. The shiny plastic has almost no R value.

It is obviously impossible to create a sealed air pocket on a garage door, so this product would not be
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Dear Tixley: Yes, and it must be sealed. All radiant barrier insulation products require you to build / create a sealed air gap on one side, e.g. between a hot metal roof and the radiant barrier. This air gap provides almost all of the insulation R value. The shiny plastic has almost no R value.

It is obviously impossible to create a sealed air pocket on a garage door, so this product would not be effective.

Also avoid foam panels. Foam is very flammable and must be covered by an approved thermal barrier in a garage, home, basement, etc. The standard is 1/2" drywall -- so this cannot be used on a garage door either.
Home Depot sells another garage door insulation product that is based on standard fiberglass, and is easy to install: Owens Corning Model # GD01, Home Depot Internet # 202257272 Store SKU # 744925

I hope this is helpful.

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Yes it helps!
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In my opinion yes, just like the air space in double pane windows helps hold cold and heat back depending on what time of year it is.
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Spring Hill, FL, USA
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June 1, 2016
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If you follow directions that comes with it, you will see there will be some air space. This product made about 20 degree difference in my garage, I also did a neighbors garage and they to think it does make a difference.
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Yes, the product is basically a mylar/foil covered bubble wrap of sorts with some rigid qualities that allow it to stay in place with tape. Although the tape is supposed to keep it pressed against the door itself, it has not been the strongest point of this product. The tape is somewhat problematic but, with some extra pieces of rigid foam insulation added to hold the barrier in the opening, the radiant Read More
Yes, the product is basically a mylar/foil covered bubble wrap of sorts with some rigid qualities that allow it to stay in place with tape. Although the tape is supposed to keep it pressed against the door itself, it has not been the strongest point of this product. The tape is somewhat problematic but, with some extra pieces of rigid foam insulation added to hold the barrier in the opening, the radiant barrier remained in place without problems. My door had zero insulation (aluminum pressed) and had enough space to handle the barrier and the foam core together. It works like a charm though... saves lots of HVAC costs in both the winter and summer months. For the price, you cannot beat this product. Read Less
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My panels are smaller than than the 24x48..can they be cut to fit without damaging the product?

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I have a 2 car garage so have a 16 panel requirement for the product
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Redding, CA, USA
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Yes, product is larger than the average door and will need to be cut. Easy to do.
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Yes they cut easily with a pair of scissors. But cutting will create more pieces to put on the door, and you may run short on the stick-on tabs. Suggest you get a 20 ft double-sticky-sided Duck Tape and use it for the centers of the sheet instead of the little tab in the center of each sheet. My cutting and pasting worked out great with the double Duck Tape and included sticky tabs.
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Sheila, yes they can be cut. There are several air "bubbles" per square inch, but cutting into them will not reduce the effectiveness much at all. The primary benefit of this product is its reflective properties of the two surfaces, not the insulating value. If you need or want more insulation, consider the styrofoam sheets (Garage Door Insulation Kit).
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Spring Hill, FL, USA
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October 2, 2015
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Yes you can cut them with out any damage to the deflectors. I cut just about everyone of mine last winter and they do make a difference.
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Each kit contains enough insulation for one 8' x 8' garage door, so you would need 2 kits. And yes, you can cut the panel if you choose.
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how many kits do i need

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i have a standard double door and a golf cart door
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3, you will have some left over....give them to a neighbor for their golf cart garage....
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Two kits are necessary.
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It takes one box for a single 8x8 garage door. It takes two boxes for a double garage. Don't forget to wet wipe the inside of the door to clean it, or the stick tabs won't stay on. Buying a 20 ft roll of double sticky side Duck Tape was also a good idea. When you have to cut and paste, unlike the Reach Barrier web site, you will need it. Suggest adding some in the center of some sheets/pieces of sheets. Read More
It takes one box for a single 8x8 garage door. It takes two boxes for a double garage. Don't forget to wet wipe the inside of the door to clean it, or the stick tabs won't stay on. Buying a 20 ft roll of double sticky side Duck Tape was also a good idea. When you have to cut and paste, unlike the Reach Barrier web site, you will need it. Suggest adding some in the center of some sheets/pieces of sheets. If you cut and paste, make sure the pattern lines all go the same direction to look good. Read Less
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kit is for a single one car garage. if you have a single door on a two car garage you will need two kits. I wish Depot made this clearer on their site. Major inconvenience to order, wait for arrival and then find you needed two kits. tried to send picture but depot says it is too small to upload?!?!
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Spring Hill, FL, USA
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I used 2 boxes for a standard 2 car garage door, so I would say 3 total. I installed them last fall and it really does make a difference in the temperature.
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Could this be installed on top of the Owens Corning Garage Door Insulation Kit?

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Could this be installed on top of the Owens Corning Garage Door Insulation Kit?
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In my earlier post I said I would test my garage door insulation by putting just the foam insulation without the radiant barrier (all the panels except the bottom row panels in the photo's). Then add the radiant barrier on top of the insulation, so the radiant barrier is facing the inside of the garage. This is the lower left panel. This is the photo with the temp showing 63.5 deg F. The third photo Read More
In my earlier post I said I would test my garage door insulation by putting just the foam insulation without the radiant barrier (all the panels except the bottom row panels in the photo's). Then add the radiant barrier on top of the insulation, so the radiant barrier is facing the inside of the garage. This is the lower left panel. This is the photo with the temp showing 63.5 deg F. The third photo shows a temp of the lower right panel of 59.2deg F. this was the case where the radiant barrier was against the door and the insulation was facing the inside of the garage. So it made a difference having the radiant barrier on the inside. that's unfortunate because the insulation i bought from HD (unbradned) had a nice white plastic coating that made it look nice and easy to clean. Read Less
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I'm installing this radiant barrier with insulation also. There is somewhat of a debate which side of the insulation to put the radiant barrier. the radiant barrier does best if there is an air gap between it and the radiant body (the garage door in this case). The problem with putting the radiant barrier on the door then putting the insulation on is that it eliminates any air gap between the radiant Read More
I'm installing this radiant barrier with insulation also. There is somewhat of a debate which side of the insulation to put the radiant barrier. the radiant barrier does best if there is an air gap between it and the radiant body (the garage door in this case). The problem with putting the radiant barrier on the door then putting the insulation on is that it eliminates any air gap between the radiant barrier and the door (or at least in my case with the thickness of the insulation). By putting the insulation on first then the radiant barrier you have created an "air" gap with thermal resistance using the insulation. From a system point of view you may have lost a little bit of effectivity by having the thermal resistance but you've also gained by having an air gap. As someone else said you don't chance the reflective properties of the radiant barrier in either case. you just change the performance of the system. All that said, I plan to install it door-insulation-radiant barrier but I'm going to do just the opposite on one panel so I can measure and compare it to the others in the winter and the summer to verify this theory Read Less
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I don't see why not. It could be attached with 2 sided tape and secured at the edges with duct tape.
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Not only can it, It SHOULD BE!
Bear in mind that the "Air Reflective" kit is primarily a "radiant barrier" and should be installed closest to the outside, with the Owens Corning insulating foam sheets installed closest to the interior of the garage.
This "radiant barrier" kit will nicely supplement the Owens Corning insulation kit. The Owens Corning kit will raise the R-value (insulating value) and the
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Not only can it, It SHOULD BE!
Bear in mind that the "Air Reflective" kit is primarily a "radiant barrier" and should be installed closest to the outside, with the Owens Corning insulating foam sheets installed closest to the interior of the garage.
This "radiant barrier" kit will nicely supplement the Owens Corning insulation kit. The Owens Corning kit will raise the R-value (insulating value) and the Air Reflective kit will lower the "e-value", which is to lower the emittance of radiated heat via reflection of the radiated heat. "Low-e" windows do the same thing.
Radiated heat comes from the sun and from objects outside your garage that are hotter than the garage door, such as the driveway, nearby bricks, cars in the driveway, etc. If your garage door faces north, then you're not getting any radiated heat directly from the sun, but will still get it from other objects.
This kit will be most effective at reflecting radiated heat from direct sunlight.
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I don't see why not. Tape it on?
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Yes, its also lighter. Be mindful that the spring will strain due to added weight and might decrease the life of the spring. I just had mind replace yesterday. Good Luck!
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 105 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really easy install, big difference This insulation kit was so easy to install with two people, it took about and hour to do a two car garage door. We used seven sticky tapes per panel and followed the directions regarding trimming and pre-installation cleanup. We have two garages, a single and a double, so I purchased three boxes. We will do the smaller garage today. It definitely makes a difference in the temperature of the garage and looks very industrial/space-like. July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works as intended. Very simple installation. Took around one and a half to two hours to install. Keep in mind the following: When you install this product, even though it may be pre-cut, you will still need to measure each panel on your garage and cut as required the precut pieces. Many are complaining that the double sided take does not stick so well but I’ve so far not had any issues as the trick is to not only clean the panel of the garage but just before installing the precut piece, clean it as well as I’m sure most did not do. Overall, this has made quite the difference in my garage, a very big noticeable difference and I would recommend. June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good product, included adhesion strips aren't that great The barrier foil itself is of good quality. I was not a fan of the included double back foam adhesive squares. First, there didn't seem to be enough, so I ran out quickly. I went and picked up a can of 3M spray adhesive and quickly completed the project. The spray adhesive secures the panels far better then the included fasteners July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It works! I have a metal garage door that faces east. It used to feel like opening an oven door when entering the garage. It's so much cooler now! I only had to trim one panel to fit. I was able to stuff the excess in the lip of the garage door panel after it was secured with the provided sticky squares and I added some double sided tape to the middle of the panel,just for extra security when the door opens and closes. Super easy to install. Definitely reduced energy cost. July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Looks like JiffyPop for your garage door Despite the statement in the instructions that there should be no need to cut the pieces of insulation to fit, I had to trim about 1.5 - 2 inches off of the height of each piece, and in some cases, I also needed to trim a small bit along one side. Also, there are spots where it looks like it could use more than just the six small pieces of double-sided tape. That said, I can feel a difference in the temperature by the sections that have the insulation versus those where I still need to put it up, so I do expect to see a benefit from it. I wish it had more of a matte or neutral appearance, though, as the shiny silver finish makes it look like you've covered your door in a Jiffy Pop wrapper. November 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Does the job It was really easy to install. We definitely were glad that we had purchased double sided duck tape before we started. But otherwise it's I noticeable difference. We do have a mail slot in our garage door so we just cut a hole for that and taped around the hole so the mail wouldn't get stuck in it. We're definitely happy with it. January 27, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Meh. And buy extra tape. Panels started to fall out almost immediately - ALL of the tape sticks to the door, no issue - it's sticking to the product itself that fails. Get more double-sided tape. Can't say that I notice a huge difference TBH. Wasn't hard to install by any means (simple trim with a box knife and straight edge) but I just don't think I'm gaining a lot from the money spent. For the material provided (simply mylar bubble material) the cost of the kit should cover TWO doors, not just one. The fact that the adhesive tape supplied is insufficient also means more money on double-sided tape (which is NOT cheap). It's a pass for me - YMMV. October 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Does Make a Difference Easy installation and there is a noticeable difference on the inside of the insulated garage door versus the uninsulated door. June 28, 2016
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