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Reflectix 16 in. x 25 ft. Double Reflective Insulation with Staple Tab
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Reflectix

16 in. x 25 ft. Double Reflective Insulation with Staple Tab

  • Staple tab designed for 16 inch framing
  • Multiuse/multipurpose insulation
  • 16 in. x 25 ft. Double Reflective Insulation with Staple Tab
$16.25 /roll

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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.

  • Our energy saving applications include: HVAC ducts, water pipes, garage door, knee walls and water heater
  • R-values range from R-3.7 to R-21 depending on application
  • 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
  • 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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Can i use it on water heater?

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Example: I have looked at the manual and can't figure out what I did wrong.
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Correction Necessary – per the comment from the “ReflectixTechnicalGroup” – this application provides the highest level of benefit with a spacer installation. Please refer to the June 3, 2016 response from the Reflectix Customer Service - thank you.
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Thank you for your question. Regarding the answer posted by BvilleBound - our product is highly effective for this application and we constantly receive very positive statements on performance. Additionally, per the recommended installation method - it is the 94%+ reflectivity that is providing the significant benefit (no enclosed air space is required). We appreciate your interest in Reflectix Read More
Thank you for your question. Regarding the answer posted by BvilleBound - our product is highly effective for this application and we constantly receive very positive statements on performance. Additionally, per the recommended installation method - it is the 94%+ reflectivity that is providing the significant benefit (no enclosed air space is required). We appreciate your interest in Reflectix products.
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June 3, 2016
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Yes, you can use this product on a water heater.
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Dear DIYI: All 'reflective insulation' products require you to build/create a sealed air pocket on one side. This air gap provides almost all of the claimed R value. The shiny bubble wrap has almost no R value. You would need to glue 1x wood strip on your heater to create this gap, then carefully seal the top and bottom edges to block air leaks. You can't simply wrap the water heater with Read More
Dear DIYI: All 'reflective insulation' products require you to build/create a sealed air pocket on one side. This air gap provides almost all of the claimed R value. The shiny bubble wrap has almost no R value. You would need to glue 1x wood strip on your heater to create this gap, then carefully seal the top and bottom edges to block air leaks. You can't simply wrap the water heater with Reflectix.
Home Depot sells standard fiberglass insulation kits for water heaters that are much easier to install and more effective. See: ModelSP57/11C Internet/Catalog:100139225 Store SKU:417920. Foil HVAC tape works well. Wear gloves, the fiberglass fibers are irritaring.
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June 3, 2016
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You can use Reflectix to wrap your water heater. You would need to cut 2 inch wide strips of Reflectix to put like a band around the top and bottom edge of the tank. Then wrap it with Reflectix and it will help hold the heat in the tank by reflecting it back into the tank.
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What is it made out of? Aluminum?

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It looks like aluminum but I cannot find the material contents anywhere.
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Dear LadyFingers and other Home Depot customers: The new reply from someone in the Reflectix Technical Group is curious. He / she stated: "Respectfully, the responder from Mass. is in error. Reflectix assembly R-values are valid year around. Our products are tested in the same manner as fiberglass and foam, in a ASTM C1363 Hot Box."

First, Reflectix is NOT tested in the same manner as fiberglass and
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Dear LadyFingers and other Home Depot customers: The new reply from someone in the Reflectix Technical Group is curious. He / she stated: "Respectfully, the responder from Mass. is in error. Reflectix assembly R-values are valid year around. Our products are tested in the same manner as fiberglass and foam, in a ASTM C1363 Hot Box."

First, Reflectix is NOT tested in the same manner as fiberglass and foam insulation. You can see this on the Home Depot website. Fiberglass and foam board are tested as materials, with an R value per inch of thickness -- e.g. R-13 for 3.5" of Owens Corning fiberglass, and R-5 per inch with Foamular foam board. Reflectix is always tested as part of an assembly, e.g. a simulated wall with 2x4 studs, dry wall, an air space and layer of Reflectix. Why? Because the shiny bubble wrap that Reflectix is made from has very little R value -- only R-1. The sealed air gap that you must build / create provides almost all of the claimed R values, not the bubble wrap by itself.

Second, the performance of Reflectix and other radiant barriers varies with the temperature -- better in summer and poor in winter. In a cathedral ceiling, for example, Reflectix claims R7 in summer but only R1 in winter in the northern USA. Why? Because cold cannot be 'reflected' and warmer air inside your home does not create much infrared (radiant) energy. Reflectix should provide ASTM test reports that show R-value performance in summer AND winter temperatures for each assembly, and post these reports on their website.

I look forward to more detailed information from the Reflectix Technical Group.

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Respectfully, the responder from Mass. is in error. Reflectix assembly R-values are valid year around. Our products are tested in the same manner as fiberglass and foam, in a ASTM C1363 Hot Box. Additionally, the shiny surface of the product is metalized polyester.
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Dear Ladyfingers: Reflectix is basically shiny bubble wrap with a very thin aluminum coating.

If you are thinking of using reflective insulation, please be aware of a couple of key factors: (1) You must build / create a sealed air pocket on one side. This air gap provides almost all of the claimed insulation R value. The shiny bubble wrap has almost no R value. (2) Reflective insulation is not
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Dear Ladyfingers: Reflectix is basically shiny bubble wrap with a very thin aluminum coating.

If you are thinking of using reflective insulation, please be aware of a couple of key factors: (1) You must build / create a sealed air pocket on one side. This air gap provides almost all of the claimed insulation R value. The shiny bubble wrap has almost no R value. (2) Reflective insulation is not effective in winter because cold cannot be 'reflected' and the warm air in your home is not radiant. So if you live in an area with cold winters, use a standard insulation product.

We prefer foam board and rock wool from Home Depot. Foam board is the most effective with R5 per inch of thickness, but is very flammable and must be covered by 1/2" drywall in homes, garages, basements, storage areas, etc. Rock wool, e.g. Roxul, provides R4 per inch but is not flammable. Roxul ComfortBoard also installs just like foam board, and ComfortBatt can be easily installed in stud, joist and rafter bays -- or stuffed into nooks and crannies.

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June 24, 2016
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The reflective surface of the product is a metalized polyester.
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Are the air bubbles separated so it can be cut to size without flattening bubbles not cut into?

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Dear Caneman and other Home Depot customers: The new reply from someone in the Reflectix Technical Group is curious. He / she stated: "Respectfully, the responder from Mass. is in error. Reflectix assembly R-values are valid year around. Our products are tested in the same manner as fiberglass and foam, in a ASTM C1363 Hot Box."

First, Reflectix is NOT tested in the same manner as fiberglass and foam
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Dear Caneman and other Home Depot customers: The new reply from someone in the Reflectix Technical Group is curious. He / she stated: "Respectfully, the responder from Mass. is in error. Reflectix assembly R-values are valid year around. Our products are tested in the same manner as fiberglass and foam, in a ASTM C1363 Hot Box."

First, Reflectix is NOT tested in the same manner as fiberglass and foam insulation. You can see this on the Home Depot website. Fiberglass and foam board are tested as materials, with an R value per inch of thickness -- e.g. R-13 for 3.5" of Owens Corning fiberglass, and R-5 per inch with Foamular foam board. Reflectix is always tested as part of an assembly, e.g. a simulated wall with 2x4 studs, dry wall, an air space and layer of Reflectix. Why? Because the shiny bubble wrap that Reflectix is made from has very little R value -- only R-1. The sealed air gap that you must build / create provides almost all of the claimed R values, not the bubble wrap by itself.

Second, the performance of Reflectix and other radiant barriers varies with the temperature -- better in summer and poor in winter. In a cathedral ceiling, for example, Reflectix claims R7 in summer but only R1 in winter in the northern USA. Why? Because cold cannot be 'reflected' and warmer air inside your home does not create much infrared (radiant) energy. Reflectix should provide ASTM test reports that show R-value performance in summer AND winter temperatures for each assembly, and post these reports on their website.

I look forward to more detailed information from the Reflectix Technical Group.

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Respectfully, the responder from Mass. is in error. Reflectix assembly R-values are valid year around. Our products are tested in the same manner as fiberglass and foam, in a ASTM C1363 Hot Box.
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Dear Popped: Yes, but popping a few bubbles will make no difference. The insulation performance of "reflective" insulation depends almost entirely on a sealed air gap that you must create / build, e.g. a 1" air gap between a hot metal roof and the reflective layer. The shiny bubble wrap provides very little insulation value by itself. Read the FTC report on the Reflectix website for all of the Read More
Dear Popped: Yes, but popping a few bubbles will make no difference. The insulation performance of "reflective" insulation depends almost entirely on a sealed air gap that you must create / build, e.g. a 1" air gap between a hot metal roof and the reflective layer. The shiny bubble wrap provides very little insulation value by itself. Read the FTC report on the Reflectix website for all of the details.
Depending on where you live, you should also know that reflective insulation is very ineffective in the winter -- even with a sealed air gap. Cold cannot be "reflected" and the warm air in your home is not "radiant" like a metal room. See the R value claims on the Reflectix site for a cathedral ceiling, for example: R7 in summer and R1 in winter.
Home Depot sells a number of other insulation products that are more effective winter and summer, e.g. foam board, Roxul rock wool, and cellulose. Each type of product has strengths and weaknesses, but you can easily achieve R4 per inch year round with these alternatives.
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April 26, 2016
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The air bubbles in the Reflectix products are separate so the product can be cut to size without flattening bubbles.
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how heat resistant is this?

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we have an outside patio with plastic roof panels and want to use the propane patio heater. There is only about 18" clearance from the top of the heater to the roof panels, and we are afraid they might melt or catch fire with the heat of the patio heater. Would this be a good barrier to put on? How much heat and for how long can it hold?
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Dear Petaluma2015: The new reply from someone in the Reflectix Technical Group is curious.
First, Reflectix is NOT tested in the same manner as fiberglass and foam insulation. You can see this on the Home Depot website. Fiberglass and foam board are tested as materials, with an R value per inch of thickness -- e.g. R-13 for 3.5" of Owens Corning fiberglass, R-5 per inch with Foamular foam board and Read More
Dear Petaluma2015: The new reply from someone in the Reflectix Technical Group is curious.
First, Reflectix is NOT tested in the same manner as fiberglass and foam insulation. You can see this on the Home Depot website. Fiberglass and foam board are tested as materials, with an R value per inch of thickness -- e.g. R-13 for 3.5" of Owens Corning fiberglass, R-5 per inch with Foamular foam board and R-4 per inch for Roxul rock wool. Reflectix is always tested as part of an assembly, e.g. a simulated wall with 2x4 studs, dry wall, an air space and a layer of Reflectix. Why? Because the shiny bubble wrap that Reflectix is made from has very little R value -- only R-1. The sealed air gap that you must build / create provides almost all of the claimed R values, not the bubble wrap by itself.
Second, the performance of Reflectix and other radiant barriers varies with the temperature -- better in summer and poor in winter. In a cathedral ceiling, for example, Reflectix claims R7 in summer but only R1 in winter in the northern USA. Why? In the summer, the shiny surface of Reflectix can reflect radiant (infrared) heat from the hot roof. In winter, cold cannot be 'reflected' and warmer air inside does not create much infrared (radiant) energy. Reflectix should provide ASTM test reports that show R-value performance in summer AND winter temperatures for each assembly, and post these reports on their website.
I look forward to more detailed information from the Reflectix Technical Group.
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Respectfully, the responder from Mass. is in error (his second point). Reflectix assembly R-values are valid year around. Our products are tested in the same manner as fiberglass and foam, in a ASTM C1363 Hot Box.
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November 11, 2015
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Yes you can use the Reflectix as long as you install it to the roof panels and not to the top of the propane heater. The heater would get to hot and melt the insulation.
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Dear Petaluma: Good thing you checked -- the maximum service temperature for Reflectix is just 180 degrees F, so it should NOT be installed near that propane heater. The same goes for foam board and spray foam sealants, e.g. Great Stuff, which typically ignite at 240 to 350 degrees F.
Second: Reflectix provides very little insulation value by itself. The R value claimed on the package depend on a sealed Read More
Dear Petaluma: Good thing you checked -- the maximum service temperature for Reflectix is just 180 degrees F, so it should NOT be installed near that propane heater. The same goes for foam board and spray foam sealants, e.g. Great Stuff, which typically ignite at 240 to 350 degrees F.
Second: Reflectix provides very little insulation value by itself. The R value claimed on the package depend on a sealed 'air gap' that you must create / build when you install it. Plus, Reflectix is much less effective in winter (even with an air gap) because there is little radiant heat for the shiny surface to reflect.
The best option to insulate your outdoor patio, winter and summer, would be Roxul rock wool and Rockboard, which are fireproof and deliver a solid R4 per inch. You could install Roxul batts between the rafters, then cover and hold them in place with foil faced Roxul Rockboard. Look for: Roxul Model # RXCB351525 Internet # 205972541 at Home Depot. Rockboard is basically the same product in a stiff 'board' form. You can order it from the Pro Desk at your Home Depot. Ask for the foil-faced version of Rockboard 60. This foil facing could be the final surface inside your patio, or you could cover the Roxul batts with drywall.
Be sure to seal the edges and joints of the Rockboard or drywall carefully to block air leaks.
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16 in. x 25 ft. Double Reflective Insulation with Staple Tab is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money or time We experienced very little difference after the installation of this product on our west facing Texas garage door. My husband is very handy so I know he installed it correctly. He is very particular too (which may explain why it took longer than I thought it should to install). Good thing we only invested about $60. Would I do it again? No.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stuff I love this stuff. I have 2 shops ( metal and wood) in outside buildings. I used this insulation because it both insulates, and reflects light / heat. The result is a well lit shop, that stays warm with just a small space heater. I wish it cost a little less, but I still think it's a good value. Be sure to get the Reflectix silver tape to seal the joints, or any holes.
Date published: 2013-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home Comfort I was in the process of remodeling my home which is 36 years old. I started in the Formal Living Room that has an a shared wall to the garage. Looking arround at The Home Depo I discovered Reflectix, as a thin insulator and radient heat/moisture barier. Essentially I replaced the old R 11 insulation with R13 and put the reflectix over it leaving a 1/2 inch space between the drywall and the Reflectix. Also I purchased 2 1/2 inch aluminum tape and taped every stud, header and electrical outlet to seal it to the Reflectix. Over 2 years time I have done 90% of the first floor of my home this way. Prior to reinsulating I ran my gas furnace at about 74 to 76 degrees for adverage winter comfort. Today for the same comfort level we are down to 67 degrees. The furnace cycles a lot less and not as long when it is on. Also the drafty chill is gone. Another benefit we have found, is that when we have lost power in the winter, the house dosen't chill up as fast and the gas fireplace is able to do a reasonable job of keeping us comfortable for the short period without a furnace. This product installed as I have done is well worth the price
Date published: 2006-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, immediate results I used this product to insulate bare metal ductwork in my basement, in conjunction with the 48" version (the 16" width fit perfectly in between floor beams.) It went on easily, taped together well, and provided immediately noticeable results (air conditioning felt much colder out of vents being fed by insulated ducts.) My only advice would be to use "real" metal tape (not the metalized cloth type that we all have lying around the house) and to insulate every last bend and gap in the ductwork, which when all added up make a significant contribution.
Date published: 2006-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Great product and does what it claims and worth the money. One word of advise. Use staples equal to or LONGER than 1/2" if stapling to wood. Use regular staples and not the round ones either. The reason is that if you use a shorter staple, it will decrease the space gap underneath in the bubble stuff in the middle thus reducing it's effectiveness. I could actually feel the difference in heat behind a piece of plywood where I had used shorter staples. Luckily this product is very forgiving and I pulled out the shorter staples and used longer ones. Just wish this came in a wider format too.
Date published: 2011-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to work with. I used this product to insulate a 30 gal. plastic bin that I turned into a shelter for feral/stray cats. Using this product was much easier that other methods for building homemade insulated shelters. The project was completed in one night. Since the temperature dropped below freezing the last couple of nights, the stray cats took to their new home immediately. My only disappointment was that I had to order it from another state because none of my local Home Depots carried it.
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for homebrewers doing BIAB I wrap my kettle with reflectix during the mash and it really helps maintain the mash temperature. I lose about 1 F during the summer and 2 F during the winter.
Date published: 2013-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly good results I decided to install this material according to manufacturer recommendations in an enclosed section of a cabin I am building to warm things up a bit until i put in the full course insulation. I installed this by stapling to width between the stud walls and trusses. The exterior at this point is the James Hardie fiber cement boards over 15# felt as vapor barrier. Interior does not have any drywall or paneling yet. My gut feel that this was extremely easy to install paid off and I had some insulation inside the 10'x10' enclosed working area in half a day using nothing but staples and a utility knife to cut to length. Now here comes the surprising part. Before adding the insulation, my little Mr. Heater portable buddy set to low heat could keep a seven degree Fahrenheit warmer interior. I was happy with that as it was but then after I installed this insulation, the same heater on the same setting could maintain a 20 degree Fahrenheit warmer interior! (I use an exterior/interior digital thermometer while I work) It was well worth the price and the value, knowing that when I begin adding the rigid wall insulation my initial quick fix will also add to the overall R value of the walls and also help keep things cool inside during the summer! I plan to use this over the rest of the building project too given the economic value and improved heat retention.
Date published: 2015-11-04
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