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UltraTouch

Model # 30000-11424

Internet # 100661257

48 in. x 24 ft. Radiant Barrier

$59.98 /roll

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Product Overview

The UltraTouch 48 in. x 24 ft. Radiant Barrier is easy to use and install and is made from recycled natural fibers. The radiant barrier provides excellent thermal and acoustical insulation, reflecting up to 97% of radiant energy for excellent savings on heating and cooling costs.

  • Reflects up to 97% of radiant energy, reducing heating and cooling costs
  • Easy to use and install
  • Recycled natural-fiber padding is durable
  • Blanket-type, foil-faced insulation is lightweight and versatile
  • Excellent acoustical performance
  • Class-A or Class-1 fire rating
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Length (ft.) 
24 ft 
Product Thickness (in.) 
.375 in 

Details

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

Warranty / Certifications

ENERGY STAR Certified 
Yes 
Warranty Information 
1 Year Limited Warranty 

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Can this be put inside the attic on the wall to reflect out the summer heat?

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Can this be put inside the attic on the wall to reflect out the summer heat?
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July 20, 2016
Answer: 
Dear SOH: Yes, but with a few significant caveats:

(1) Not cost effective: Home Depot sells other radiant barrier products that are less expensive, and the 3/8" fiber on one side of this product provides very little R value. Reflectix is a better option, e.g. Reflectix Model # BP48100, Home Depot Internet # 202092205 Store SKU # 469837 Store SO SKU # 441714

(2) Installation options: If you have
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Dear SOH: Yes, but with a few significant caveats:

(1) Not cost effective: Home Depot sells other radiant barrier products that are less expensive, and the 3/8" fiber on one side of this product provides very little R value. Reflectix is a better option, e.g. Reflectix Model # BP48100, Home Depot Internet # 202092205 Store SKU # 469837 Store SO SKU # 441714

(2) Installation options: If you have a standard ventilated attic, you have two installation options.

(a) Staple the radiant barrier to the bottom of the rafters in your attic and the surface of the studs in the gable end walls, and seal all of the edges and joints to block air leaks. Use foil HVAC tape to joints, e.g. Nashua Tape Model # 1207792, Home Depot Internet # 100030120 Store SKU # 915245. Use the 'Windows and Doors' version of Great Stuff foam for larger gaps.

(b) Staple the radiant barrier to the top of the ceiling joists, over the insulation that should be filling the joist bays. If the insulation is even deeper and covers the ceiling joists, you can simply lay the radiant barrier over the top of the insulation, taping the joints where possible.

(3) No impact in winter: Radiant barriers do not work in winter because cold cannot be 'reflected' and the warmer air in your home is not radiant. So if you also need to heat your home in the winter, standard insulation with a radiant barrier would be more effective, e.g. Tuff-R foam board applied to the ceiling joists. See: TUFF-R Model # 193829, Home Depot Internet # 100322375 Store SKU # 163524 Store SO SKU # 621947 Seal all of the edges and joints to block air leaks from your home into the attic. Use the same foil HVAC tape and Great Stuff foam noted above.

I hope this is helpful.

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July 20, 2016
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Hi there, yes you can use it in your attic. Remember to install the reflective side on the wall or walls where the sun is hitting the attic. In other words you will not see the reflective side when you are inside your attic. You will notice the change in temperature before and after. Hope this answer will help you.
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July 19, 2016
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Yes, you could install this in an attic.
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What is the claimed R value

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July 14, 2016
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Dear Steve: According to the UltraTouch product spec sheet, the R value is 3.91 per inch. The product is 3/8" thick, which means the R value is only 1 1/2 -- in short, not enough insulation performance to justify the cost. Standard foam board, by comparison, provides R4 to R5 per inch, and Roxul rock wool batts and board provide R4 per inch.

Bonded Logic, the manufacturer of UltraTouch, claims some
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Dear Steve: According to the UltraTouch product spec sheet, the R value is 3.91 per inch. The product is 3/8" thick, which means the R value is only 1 1/2 -- in short, not enough insulation performance to justify the cost. Standard foam board, by comparison, provides R4 to R5 per inch, and Roxul rock wool batts and board provide R4 per inch.

Bonded Logic, the manufacturer of UltraTouch, claims some very high R values in their brochure, apparently based on the 'radiant barrier' included on one side of the product, e.g. R = 9.91 for a side wall. No specs are included for the sealed air gap that must be created inside the wall, which provides most of the total R value, and I could not find any test results on their website. This R value is also significantly higher than the independent test results with other 'reflective' products, e.g. Reflectix. I contacted Bonded Logic and asked them to provide documentation, but received no reply. I also contacted Home Depot Customer Service, and asked them to request clarified product information from Bonded Logic.

There are two more basic problems with this and other reflective products:

(1) Because the total R values are based on a large air gap, this means that standard insulation cannot be added -- without eliminating or sharply reducing the R value of the reflective product. You will be limited to the performance of the air gap, which is less than standard insulation.

(2) Reflective insulation is not effective in winter because cold cannot be 'reflected' and the warm air inside your house is not radiant. Reflectix claims R7 in a cathedral ceiling in summer, for example, but only R1 in winter.

In short, a standard insulation product, e.g. foam board or Roxul rock wool, is always more effective, and both are carried by Home Depot. Tuff-R foam board also includes a radiant barrier on both sides, e.g. for installation under a hot metal roof where radiant heat in the summer is a significant factor. Foam board provides the best performance with R5 per inch, but is flammable and must be covered by drywall in any living space, garage, basement or storage area. Roxul rock wool batts and board provide R4, and are fire resistant. Both are great solutions, depending on the installation.

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Can this be used behind my gas fireplace wall? I don't want my wall to be hot when I turn it on. If not what can I use?

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Dear Andy: NO! UltraTouch is made from cotton fiber and is flammable. The best option is Roxul rock wool board, which is not flammable and provides R4 per inch. See: Roxul Model # RXCB11224, Home Depot Internet # 206789748 Store SKU # 1001748089.
To provide a finished surface, you would need to cover the ComfortBoard with drywall.
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Would this be the best material to cover pink fiberglass insulation?

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I am not concerned about insulation in the basement or heating. I just want the pink FG insulation covered. I have read that it's dangerous to have exposed (inhaling it).

If this isn't best, can you please recommend a better DIY cheap material. I need about 10x10 feet covered


I asked a previous question but since I couldn't follow up on that thread, I am posting again.

Thanks!
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June 22, 2016
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I think it would work very well for this purpose. Make sure that the shiny side is facing up away from the insulation.
However if you are using it for this purpose it will really seal off your insulation making an airtight seal and further raising the R Value.
You don't say what type of existing insulation you have. If it has asbestos (insulation used to) then you need to cover it without Read More
I think it would work very well for this purpose. Make sure that the shiny side is facing up away from the insulation.
However if you are using it for this purpose it will really seal off your insulation making an airtight seal and further raising the R Value.
You don't say what type of existing insulation you have. If it has asbestos (insulation used to) then you need to cover it without disturbing it. It might be a good time to remove old insulation and replace it with new. Then cover it with the barrier. Also removing or removing asbestos insulation in any way should be done by an expert in asbestos removal. Newer insulation does not have asbestos so I don't believe it is dangerous except during installation. So use appropriate protection. Read Less
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Dear Jess: You could simply staple standard poly sheet to the ceiling / floor joists, to cover the fiberglass. Use thick 6 mil sheet, not thin stuff. See: HDX Model # RSHD610-25C, Home Depot Internet # 204711657 Store SKU # 756377

To improve the appearance, you could then install drywall or ceiling tiles. For example: Model # 271, Home Depot Internet # 202617207 Store SKU # 410227

I hope this is
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Dear Jess: You could simply staple standard poly sheet to the ceiling / floor joists, to cover the fiberglass. Use thick 6 mil sheet, not thin stuff. See: HDX Model # RSHD610-25C, Home Depot Internet # 204711657 Store SKU # 756377

To improve the appearance, you could then install drywall or ceiling tiles. For example: Model # 271, Home Depot Internet # 202617207 Store SKU # 410227

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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 101 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Couldn't have been any easier! I used this to insulate and quiet my 1992 Chevy van. It was easy to cut to size with a big scissors. I glued it up with a spray adhesive and taped the seams with aluminum tape. It couldn't have been easier. I'm amazed at how much quieter it is now. Great stuff. March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Master Spa LS800 Hot tub I insulated a 2000 Master Spa Legend LS800 that has spray insulation on pipes and shell only.. on each skirt panel I cut to size and glued the denim side to each skirt panel.I insulated floor with spray foam and the put radiat barrier over top of spray foam. I live in a cold climate area (NE PA) where it was -6 in February. my electric bill for running hot tub with out radiant Barrier in avg 30 degree weather was $78.00 a month and that was using hot tub off peak hours to conserve electric.i'm now paying $25.a month since I insulated with spray foam on cabinet floor land radiant barrier and use it more on peak hours. April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Easy to customize for Windows, to keep out the intense heat from Texas summer sun. April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Seems to work as advertised Product seemed to work well on floor of vehicle. Was too thick for the door panels so had to find a different material. Can be difficult to cut.around detailed areas. Overall I think it will reduce the heat and muffle the sound some as intended. April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Radiant barrier for auto Like others, I opted to use this product for a vehicle insulation. under carpet. Reason being is its very similar to "auto" type padding at about half the cost. It deadens sound equally and the foil backing seems to be strong and secure. I've glued this to the floor and inner panels and it works very well. December 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Just what I needed! I used this as underlayment/soundproofing in a conversion van. It cut perfectly with a pair of scissors, and I taped it down with metal tape. The roll had more than enough to do everything I needed. It fit perfectly under the seat area, and around the engine. I will be recommending this product to everyone who is doing a conversion. February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product, did exactly what I needed it to do. I used this radiant barrier on the floor, roof and door of my vehicle to cut down noise in a custom car audio installation. The results combined with Stinger Roadkill pro were amazing. December 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Product arrived within time promised. It is very easy to work with and performs better than expected I would highly recommend this and the price is right ! December 15, 2015
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