Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 103
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by L111 Great product for miscellaneous / unusual insulation needs
While having new tile flooring installed in my house, we had to remove the dishwasher so they could tile under it. I noticed that the gray poly fiber insulation around my Whirlpool dishwasher was disintegrating. Simply touching it would cause it to fall apart and flake off as dust and fibers. We vacuumed all of it off, but we were then left with the bare plastic tub of the dishwasher, which was very loud and hot.
I found this radiant barrier right away on the Home Depot web site, but because it is an online only product, I went to the store to try and find something I could use right away. I looked at water heater blankets, but the single one that was available in my store was fiberglass and looked like it would be a mess to cut and fit to my dishwasher.
So I ordered two pieces of this radiant barrier, which arrived at my local store several days sooner than the HD web site estimated. Pickup at the store was a breeze as usual.
This product is very neat stuff. The actual padding is like shredded denim or cloth fibers, so there is no mess or hassle of dealing with fiberglass. It's relatively thin, so easier to tuck into tighter spots than puffy insulation. It's very smooth, flat, and uniform, making it easy to form around corners and crevices.
It is fairly tough stuff, so I ended up using EMT medic shears to cut it rather than scissors. It took some effort to cut, but the medic shears worked great and produced nice clean straight cuts. The reflective backing is a thin plastic material with fiber reinforcement, and it is well bonded to the fiber layer. The fiber material didn't separate at all, and it did not produce any mess or dust when cut, so there was zero mess to clean up.
I covered my dishwasher with one full sheet of the barrier and figured out how I was going to cut it to fit. I made a few cuts with my shears, and the tailored barrier fit the dishwasher like a glove.
I used a hot glue gun to attach the barrier to the dishwasher tub. The hot glue worked well, and held the barrier material in place perfectly. To cover a few long seams, I picked up a roll of the foil HVAC tape, just to keep that cool silver space age look. The foil tape worked great with the radiant barrier, sealing up the seams.
I am not sure how the hot glue will hold up over time with the heat of the dishwasher, but I can check in a year or two and upgrade to a different glue if necessary.
A single sheet completely covered the dishwasher, and I had a few small remnants left. I returned the second one that I bought back at my local store.
This stuff is awesome. Based on the reviews, it seems like there are dozens of uses for it.
May 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ben Used as automotive insulation
I used this product for automotive insulation behind the interior panels, headliner and carpet. Does a great job keeping the heat out and a decent job cutting down road noise
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Quality product for car audio enhancement and road noise
This product is similar to or better than what high end auto manufactures use with the addition of 3M sound dampener pads in the doors and the interior quarter panels to give you that quiet ride.
With the appropriate amount of both products used in the the doors and panels the stereo sounds great, the long rides on the highway is now a pleasure, and my 2002 Mazda Protege5 feels like any great luxury auto usually does.
January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frankie Works on Electric Smoker
I installed this product on my electric smoker with high temp aluminum tape. The smoker is cool to the touch and I was able to turn down the power levels to the electric burner. Easy to cut with scissors and the insulation is a cloth type material which does not give off any smells and does not cause itching.
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jd1293lmnop Works as advertised
Used for insulation between floorboards and carpet, reduced heat in passenger compartment
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Radiant Barrier
I noticed that the counter tops and floor cabinets adjacent to our new dish washer were getting hot while running the washer even when wrapped with the insulation supplied by the installation kit. I was able to fit this radiant barrier around the top, back, and two sides and then no more heat on the adjacent cabinets and counter tops. One 48" by 6' roll was enough for the entire job which took less than two hours. (including measuring and cutting the pieces) Since all the framing around the dishwasher was wood, I was able to get it all in place with a staple gun.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bjb06 Great product easy to use
We are using this product to insulate the floor of an 1985 Corvette. To help creat a stronger sound barrier.
April 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by geno Non fiberglass makes this easy to work with
The insulation fell short about 6 inches as I placed it on the water heater. I think it's working
March 22, 2016