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Reflectix

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16 in. x 100 ft. Double Reflective Insulation with Staple Tab

$55.57 /roll
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  • 16 in. x 100 ft. Double Reflective Insulation with Staple Tab

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Product Overview

For a versatile insulation product, select Reflectix Insulation to help save energy costs throughout the home. Whether you use it in a crawl space, radiant floor, attic or walls, you'll find it easy to handle and install. Reflectix requires only basic tools: a stapler, tape measure, utility knife, straight edge and safety glasses. Since our insulation is fiber free, no protective garments or respirators are required.

  • Reflectix 16 in. wide contractor size roll of double reflective insulation with staple tab that is easy to handle and install
  • The staple tab edge is manufactured by perforating the bubbles three quarters of an inch down each edge of the product - this creates a foldable tab which provides easier stapling for installation in wall, ceiling and floor systems
  • R-values range from R-3.7 to R-21 depending on application
  • Our energy saving applications include: HVAC ducts, water pipes, garage door, knee walls and water heater
  • Made in the USA at an ISO 9001:2008 manufacturing location
  • Class A / class 1 fire rating
  • Inhibits condensation
  • No mess - no itchy fibers
  • Does not promote the growth of mold and mildew
  • Reflects 94%+ radiant energy
  • Will not compress, collapse or disintegrate
  • Durable and lightweight
  • Does not promote nesting for rodents and pests
  • Vapor and radon retarder, not affected by moisture or humidity
  • Additional applications include wall and roof structures in metal and post frame buildings
  • Large rolls for big projects are available through the special order program or on www.homedepot.com
  • Eco Options approved product
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Length (ft.) 
100 ft 
Product Thickness (in.) 
.3125 in 

Details

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

Warranty / Certifications

ENERGY STAR Certified 
No 
Warranty Information 
Reflectix warrants its products to be free from material and workmanship defects. 

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How would I use this to insulate my exterior walls with other insulation? Inside wall or outside wall?

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Dear Justin: Yes, with some caveats:

(1) Reflective insulation requires you to create / build a sealed air gap on one side. This air gap provides almost all of the insulation R value. The shiny bubble wrap has almost no R value by itself. You cannot simply staple it to the sheathing of your exterior wall, for example.

(2) The maximum insulation that Reflectix can provide inside a wall is R6 --
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Dear Justin: Yes, with some caveats:

(1) Reflective insulation requires you to create / build a sealed air gap on one side. This air gap provides almost all of the insulation R value. The shiny bubble wrap has almost no R value by itself. You cannot simply staple it to the sheathing of your exterior wall, for example.

(2) The maximum insulation that Reflectix can provide inside a wall is R6 -- even with sealed air gaps between all of the studs. This is much less effective than simply filling the stud bays with foam board or Roxul rock wool, which provide R4 to R5 per inch.

(3) Reflective insulation is not effective in winter, because cold cannot be 'reflected' and warm air inside your home is not radiant. So if you need to heat your home, standard insulation is always a better choice.

(4) If you add Reflectix to other insulation, e.g. over rock wool, fiberglass or foam board, this will eliminate or sharply reduce the depth of the sealed air gap -- and provide very little additional benefit.

(5) Reflectix is a vapor barrier, which can be critical for moisture management. Your walls need to be able to dry to one side -- which varies depending on your climate. If you install a vapor barrier like Reflectix inside your walls, you cannot install it or another vapor barrier outside as well.

(6) If you are building new walls or doing a deep remodel, one of the best moves you can make is to 'wrap' all of the walls on the outside with 2" of foam board or rock wool. This breaks all of the 'thermal bridges' created by the wood framing, which carry heat / cold right through the wall. We recently completed a major remodel for a 1950s house in Massachusetts, for example, and wrapped the house with 2" Foamular XPS foam board, which created an R10 envelope. We also sealed all of the edges and joints to block air leaks, which is very important. A photo is attached. Foam board is flammable, however, and Roxul ComfortBoard sheathing is an alternative. It provides R4 per inch and is fire resistant.

I hope all of this detail is helpful. Many helpful articles on effective insulation are available on Fine Homebuilding. The devil is in the proverbial details!

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You can use it either way. For hot climates I would use it outside to keep the heat out. For cold climates I would use it inside to keep the heat inside.
Personally I would not use this type on walls. Use the same material only use the 4 feet wide by 100 feet long. Then tape the seams with the appropriate tape to keep air movement to the absolute minimum. Air movement is the biggest factor in Read More
You can use it either way. For hot climates I would use it outside to keep the heat out. For cold climates I would use it inside to keep the heat inside.
Personally I would not use this type on walls. Use the same material only use the 4 feet wide by 100 feet long. Then tape the seams with the appropriate tape to keep air movement to the absolute minimum. Air movement is the biggest factor in insulating a dwelling.
There is no advantage to using the staple tab on walls. This is designed to be used on joists. Read Less
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July 13, 2016
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The Reflectix would be the last insulation to the inside of the home. Reflectix forms a vapor barrier so it has to be the last to the inside. The Reflectix can be installed against the other insulation but there would need to be a 3/4 inch air space between the product and the drywall. The complete installation instructions for this application are available at our website...www.reflectixinc.com.
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What is recommended to insulate a metal building for commercial use?

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July 11, 2016
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You can use any of our double bubble product in a metal building. Please go to our website at www.reflectixinc.com for installation instructions.
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Dear Ice: Reflective insulation like Reflectix is effective at blocking infrared radiation (heat) from hot metal surfaces, e.g. the roof and walls of a metal building in summer. There are a couple of caveats, however: (1) You cannot simply apply it to the metal roof or siding. There must be a sealed or vented air gap on one side, e.g. between the roof and the layer of Reflectix. This air gap provides Read More
Dear Ice: Reflective insulation like Reflectix is effective at blocking infrared radiation (heat) from hot metal surfaces, e.g. the roof and walls of a metal building in summer. There are a couple of caveats, however: (1) You cannot simply apply it to the metal roof or siding. There must be a sealed or vented air gap on one side, e.g. between the roof and the layer of Reflectix. This air gap provides almost all of the insulation R value; the shiny bubbly wrap has almost no R value. The vent must lead to the exterior, or hot air will simply flow into your building. You could vent the hot air through a standard ridge vent, for example. (2) Reflective insulation is not effective in winter, because cold cannot be 'reflected' and warm air is not radiant. So if you live in a climate where your building will need to be heated in winter, this is not a good choice.

The most effective options are foam board and rock wool. Foam board provides the most insulation performance: ~R5 per inch of thickness. Foam is flammable, however, and emits toxic gas when it burns, so it would have to be covered by 1/2" drywall. Rock wool provides R4 per inch of thickness and is fire resistant, which is a plus for many commercial buildings. Home Depot carries Roxul rock wool, which is available in standard batts that you can insert between rafters and studs, plus ComfortBoard which installs just like foam board. See: Roxul ComfortBatt, Model # RXCB351525, Home Depot Internet # 202090820 Store SKU # 974419 and Roxul ComfortBoard, Model # RXCB11224, Home Depot Internet # 206789748 Store SKU # 1001748089.

To provide an interior surface that you can clean, you can also order Roxul Rockboard 60 through your Home Depot Customer Service or Pro desk -- which is available with white poly or foil facing. This is often used in commercial buildings, parking garages, etc. It also provides R4 per inch.

The total R value you should install depends on your climate. A chart for roofs / ceilings is attached below, from the Home Depot website. More details are available on the EnergyStar website; just do a search for "Recommended Home Insulation R– Values".

Finally, air leaks are almost as important as insulation. Before you install insulation, search for and block every leak you can find. The 'Windows and Doors' version of Great Stuff foam is a good solution to plug holes and gaps. (Never use it around a source of heat, however, e.g. an exhaust vent.)

I hope this is helpful.

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It all depends on local code and the local climate. This would probably not work for metal siding.
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Can this product be used to insulate the inside walls and roof of a motorhome?

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Dear Mike: As DIYguy noted, reflective / radiant barrier products require you to build / create a sealed air pocket on one side, e.g. against the metal skin of your motorhome. This air gap provides almost all of the claimed R value. The shiny bubble wrap has almost no R value. It would be difficult to create reliable air gaps in a motorhome. Plus, reflective products are not effective in winter because Read More
Dear Mike: As DIYguy noted, reflective / radiant barrier products require you to build / create a sealed air pocket on one side, e.g. against the metal skin of your motorhome. This air gap provides almost all of the claimed R value. The shiny bubble wrap has almost no R value. It would be difficult to create reliable air gaps in a motorhome. Plus, reflective products are not effective in winter because cold cannot be 'reflected' and the warmer air inside your motorhome is not radiant.

The best solution is Roxul rock wool, which provides R4 per inch, winter and summer. Roxul is much denser than fiberglass, molds kind of like clay and stays where you put it. The 'batt' version would be good for any curved areas, nooks and crannies. Roxul ComfortBoard is good for the roof, floor and any gently curved areas, e.g. the sides. It flexes, unlike foam board. See: Roxul ComfortBoard Model # RXCB11224, Home Depot Internet # 206789748 Store SKU # 1001748089 and Roxul ComfortBatt Model # RXCB351525, Home Depot Internet # 202090820 Store SKU # 974419

If your motorhome has metal framing, this is a key challenge -- because metal is such a good thermal conductor. Install small pieces of plastic to hold the interior wood surface away from the metal frame. This will also give you 3/4" of additional space for insulation. Veranda PVC trim works well, also available at Home Depot.

DO NOT use foam or foam board, a common mistake with motorhomes and trailers. Foam is very flammable and creates toxic gas when it burns. It must be covered by 1/2" drywall -- which obviously would not work in a trailer or motorhome.

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This is not insulation. It only reflects radiant heat. If it is not seal the R value is poor. Plus if it were exposed it will get damaged from getting hit in a regular basis. In short time it will be falling off the walls and have no R value.
This needs to be protected from damage and the joints sealed with tape to make it effective.
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June 21, 2016
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You can use Reflectix on the inside of a motor home for insulation. You would need to allow a 3/4 inch air space between the roof and the Reflectix & a 3/4 inch air space between the area behind the wall and the motor home. Maintaining this air space would result in up to 96% reflection of heat back out through the roof and wall part of the motor home.
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Can it be taped when wrapping duct? What would be the best tape? Duct tape?

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Dear Jack: A caveat -- You cannot simply wrap ducts with Reflectix and achieve any significant R value. You must create / build a sealed air gap around each duct. This air gap provides almost all of the claimed R value; the shiny bubble wrap has very little R value.

I stopped an HVAC subcontractor on a recent job, who was busy wrapping plenums and ducts with Reflectix. Like many people, he thought he
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Dear Jack: A caveat -- You cannot simply wrap ducts with Reflectix and achieve any significant R value. You must create / build a sealed air gap around each duct. This air gap provides almost all of the claimed R value; the shiny bubble wrap has very little R value.

I stopped an HVAC subcontractor on a recent job, who was busy wrapping plenums and ducts with Reflectix. Like many people, he thought he could simply tape Reflectix to everything and achieve R6 insulation. He said, "But is says R6 on the package!" Nope. Read the installation details on the Reflectix site.

Home Depot sells other HVAC duct insulation products that do not require this detailed installation step, with solid performance. See: Model # INSWRP60, Home Depot Internet # 100152008 Store SKU # 363984.

As the other two replies noted, always use foil HVAC tape to install Reflectix or fiberglass duct wrap -- not silver fabric 'duck' tape. See: Nashua Tape Model # 1207792, Home Depot Internet # 100030120 Store SKU # 915245

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Yes it can. Don't use duct tape as it will decay over time. Use quality HVAC tape that will last for decades.
This stuff has a staple tab and there are rolls of the same stuff that doesn't have the staple tab that would work better on duct work.
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May 31, 2016
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You can use any foil faced tape with an acrylic adhesive to tape the seams when using Reflectix on your duct work. We do not recommend using duct tape.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 29 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Did what I wanted When I finished my basement I didn't insulate the walls trying to save money and most of it is below ground. After a few years I realized it was a mistake because it wouldn't hold heat and it was damp in the summer causing a mold problem that got worse every year. I didn't want to tear all the walls out to insulate and I came across this product. I cut the bottom three feet out and slid this insulation up between the studs. Then it created a smooth surface to slide fiberglass insulation up as well. Now it stays warm long after the fire goes out. I will see in the summer if it is a good moisture barrier too. I then stapled it in the chicken house because chickens eat Styrofoam board and mice get in fiberglass. Now I can keep it 50 degrees when its 20 degrees outside February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product, used it in the past, very easy to install It took just a short time to figure out the "staple tab", expecting it to be similar to the one found on fiberglass insulation. The manufacturer simply pops the bubbles along the edge which allows for easy bending and stapling. The video I watched on line gave a great tip on the install procedure and it really helped speed up the process since I was on my back in a crawl space. It did the job for insulating my radiant floor install and my new kitchen floor is very comfortable. The photo shows some of the install with the first layer half way up the space and in the background you can see the layer at the bottom also, that the manufacturer claims to give me an R21. Love this stuff! January 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Radiant Barrier Only, NOT Garage Door Insulation Please note that I used this as a radiant barrier for my garage doors, BUT only in conjunction with garage insulation rigid foam boards! This has virtually no insulation value whatsoever (r1 to be precise). December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install and reasonably priced compared to other sources. We're using Reflectix to seal and augment the insulation of our cabin on the river - the walls as well as the floor and cathedral ceiling. It's so easy to install that it's hard to stay ahead of our help. The immediate comfort is remarkable and we haven't even added the fiberglass yet. April 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Interesting in concept. In theory, this stuff may be a great add to my floor insulation in my crawl space. Very easy to work with. I don't have a great deal of DIY experience with craw space, so I'm concerned with the moisture barrier aspect of using this product. It will keep exterior summer moisture out of the insulation zone, but will it trap interior moisture in the insulation zone during the winter? Worth trying to get warmer floors during the winter. April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by made my own tabs very easy to use insulation. i was using it with radiant heat, insulating the bays in a crawl space. i used gorilla tape to make tabs on the sides about 3 feet apart. this allowed me to easily position the insulation and i also stapled through the tape tab. before i made the tabs the insulation could be hard to position because it was such a tight fit that you couldn't grasp the edge to position it. with about a 4 inch piece of tape, attach to both sides of insulation leaving about an inch extending beyond edge, that's the tab. March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I'm really satisfied with this product I'm really satisfied with this product! That's all I can say December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to handle, and cheap..Also has built in vapor barrier... Light, compact, easy to install, and has vapor barrier. December 30, 2014
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