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Reflectix

Model ST16025

Internet #100012574

Store SKU #884250

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

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

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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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August 4, 2016
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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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June 3, 2016
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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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We will be leaving our RV in southern NV for the summer and wonder if this will work in the windows to reflect solar heat?

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April 16, 2016
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We cut shades for our RV windows from this stuff and it was a big help in the desert sun. This was a mid 90's RV with single pane windows, based on the manufacturer's comments I might not try it in one with dual pane windows but it worked great for us.
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March 31, 2016
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Reflectix does not recommend using the product in windows. Heat can build up and crack or bow the windows.
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March 30, 2016
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No, this will not work in the windows of an RV.
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Using Reflectix in a cooler to keep the food real cold when camping

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I was asked to find aluminumized bubble wrap by Refectix - Is this the same material that can be used to line a cooler to keep food items cold for camping trips. I am having a difficult time finding it.
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We used this on the inside of our 128 quart Igloo Cooler.We lined the inside of the Igloo. The sides,the top and bottom of the Igloo.We had driven from San Luis Obispo,Ca. to Bahia de Las Suenos,B.C.S.,Mexico,for a deep sea fishing trip.We caught marlin,dorado,tuna,and had all filets frozen.We placed the frozen filets inside "the internally lined" Igloo Cooler.Once our Igloo Cooler was loaded with frozen Read More
We used this on the inside of our 128 quart Igloo Cooler.We lined the inside of the Igloo. The sides,the top and bottom of the Igloo.We had driven from San Luis Obispo,Ca. to Bahia de Las Suenos,B.C.S.,Mexico,for a deep sea fishing trip.We caught marlin,dorado,tuna,and had all filets frozen.We placed the frozen filets inside "the internally lined" Igloo Cooler.Once our Igloo Cooler was loaded with frozen filtes AND dry ice( I believe it was dry ice),we duct taped all around the lid, drainage spout and the hinges.We wanted to make the Igloo Cooler as airtight as possible for our 2 day trip back to the Estados Unidos.When we drove back,across the Baja,it was in the 100+ degree range.On arrival to California,we couldn't wait to open and see how our filetes had done.The ice had hardly melted,the fish were hard as bricks!(This was back in 1994,and I've been using the "wrap" in all my coolers ever since then!) Read Less
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Dear Sister June: In the answer you received from Reflectix, they failed to mention that Reflectix has almost no insulation value by itself. The R values claimed on the package are all based on an "air gap" that you need to create when you install it -- e.g. a 1" space between a roof and sheet of Reflectix.
You obviously could not build an air gap inside your cooler, so Reflectix will provide very Read More
Dear Sister June: In the answer you received from Reflectix, they failed to mention that Reflectix has almost no insulation value by itself. The R values claimed on the package are all based on an "air gap" that you need to create when you install it -- e.g. a 1" space between a roof and sheet of Reflectix.
You obviously could not build an air gap inside your cooler, so Reflectix will provide very little benefit.
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June 24, 2015
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Reflectix can be used to help keep food cold in a cooler. We would recommend using the product on the outside of the cooler to reflect the heat away from the cooler. Our products are available at Lowes stores and many Home Depot stores. If the store doesn't have the product you need they can special order the item for you.
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Does it need additional foam or fiberglass insulation?

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I live in a 100 year old house with no insulation at all in Southern California. So, the sun scorches the entire house 9 months out of the year and does not cool off until midnight even when it cools off outside at night. So, I am thinking of installing this reflective insulation in the attic to deflect the Sun, but is it enough to deflect the Sun or should I install additional foam or fiberglass insulation?
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Yes, you need foam or fiberglass insulation in addition to the reflective foil, which is mostly for reflecting radiant (infrared) heat away from the living space. I have R-30 standard batt insulation in my attic, but since I had access to my house while it was being built, I paid one of the insulation crew to install the reflective foil by stapling it to the underside of the roof rafters. This creates a Read More
Yes, you need foam or fiberglass insulation in addition to the reflective foil, which is mostly for reflecting radiant (infrared) heat away from the living space. I have R-30 standard batt insulation in my attic, but since I had access to my house while it was being built, I paid one of the insulation crew to install the reflective foil by stapling it to the underside of the roof rafters. This creates a 3-1/2 inch air space between the bottom of the roof plywood sheathing and the foil, so during the summer the heated air travels up the space and out ridge vents at the peak of the roof. And it really works - my attic is cool enough to where I can work in it for an hour or more even during a hot, sunny summer day. In contrast, my old house very hot and be impossible to work in for more than 10 minutes at a time. Despite being larger than my old house, my cooling bill averages $75 in savings a month compared to my old house. So in less than 2 years, the foil insulation paid for itself. Read Less
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Dear Susie:
Great question! Curiously, Reflectix no longer claims an R value for attic installations -- so the effectiveness is unclear, even in the summer. See the Federal Trade Commission Fact Sheet posted on their website.
Home Depot sells more effective insulation that is also easy to install, e.g. XPS and polyiso foam board. You could simply nail or screw the foam board panels to the underside of Read More
Dear Susie:
Great question! Curiously, Reflectix no longer claims an R value for attic installations -- so the effectiveness is unclear, even in the summer. See the Federal Trade Commission Fact Sheet posted on their website.
Home Depot sells more effective insulation that is also easy to install, e.g. XPS and polyiso foam board. You could simply nail or screw the foam board panels to the underside of your rafters. In Southern California polyiso would be best, with a reliable R value of 6.5 per inch. Home Depot also sells a version with a radiant barrier on one side -- see: TUFF-R Model # 268441 Internet # 100322376 Store SKU # 163832
Depending on your temps, two 1 7/8" layers of foam board may be a good idea. This would give you R24. Be sure to seal the edges and joints to block air leaks; cans of Great Stuff foam work well. Also cover the studs on your gable end walls -- the triangular walls at the ends of your roof.
We recently used foam board from Home Depot on a number of projects, including a house on the Cape that had virtually no insulation -- just like yours, only winter was the problem vs summer! This was a "deep remodel" so we filled the walls with XPS foam board, then wrapped the outside of the house with 2" foam board. Two photos are attached.
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March 16, 2015
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Installing the Reflectix to the rafters, will reflect 96% of the radiant energy coming through the roof. This will keep the attic cooler in the summer which will help the remainder of the house stay cooler.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 30 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. February 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. January 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A versatile product We recently purchased and assembled a wood hot tub. It is located outside and exposed to our harsh midwestern winter where the temperatures often dip below zero for extended periods. I knew that the system had freeze protection but wanted to ensure that I would not be up nights worrying about frozen pipes. I looked into the foam type pipe insulation but found it difficult to work with and it was rather expensive for the size I needed. I thought that there had to be other options - something that would come in shorter lengths, was more flexible than the typical 5/8" thick foam pipe insulation and was easy to configure around the various pipe fittings. For awhile now I had been thinking of using Reflectix to insulate my workshop. It occured to me that this product might work well to insulate the hot tub piping so I ordered one 25' roll. It arrived late one day with the outside temps hovering around zero and I could not wait to try it out. Cutting it in short lengths, I used duct tape (which had to be warmed up in order to get it to stick) to fasten the short lengths to the pvc and then wrapping the insulation around the pipe securing the insulation with another piece of duct tape. The pvc fittings were just as easy cutting shorter lengths of insulation, turning them 90 degrees and then some more duct tape. The next morning the outside temperature was ten below but poking my fingers under the insulation on the pipes showed that the Reflectix worked perfect as I could feel that the pipes were very warm, warmer than without the insulation. An additional benefit is that the water looses little of the heat when it runs from the heater to the tub. This is a great product that could have a multitude of uses. December 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Name may be misleading The name indicates that there is a staple tab. It was not there unless it is just extra width. I used this with staple-up radiant floor heat between I-joists on 16 inch centers. There was enough width to push the insulation in place and it stayed without stapling, so I didn't need the staple tabs anyway. I wanted 100 foot rolls, but they were not available at the store. So I settled for 25 foot rolls and I'm glad I did. They were easy to maneuver. February 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Drafty Love this product did just what I wanted . We purchased an older home recently and discovered that there was no insulation in the exterior wall where the cupboard hangs. Icy air blew in. So this product did the trick. Was very easy to use and stopped the cold air from coming in. It also took up very little room. Which it was what I was looking for. I could cut it with scissors and install behind my dishes very easily. Works great and is so much warmer. February 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Did not work for my application I used it as insulation for a radiant floor, installing it over concrete, the radiant floor and tile over it. Big mistake! The insulation is comprised of air pockets that are extremely flexible. The tiles slightly move when you walk on it popping the grout but fortunately not enough to pop the thinset. I waited about a week to let what was going to break to do so, and then re-grouted using same color caulk to allow for the flex. This saved the radiant floor and the tile but I'll have to live with the slight flex until next remodel. In hind sight, the insulation is not necessary as heat will follow the path of least resistance, even over concrete, and will flow upward through your tile. November 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Light weight and easy to handle Doing a knee wall insulation upgrade using this product to seal the gap at the intersection of the knee wall and the under-roof poly foam insulation. It is easy to use this product in tight, confined spaces and seems to be doing the job of reflecting heat back into the living space. February 25, 2015
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