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UltraTouch

Model # 30000-11475

Internet # 100656747

48 in. x 75 ft. Radiant Barrier

$169.00 /roll

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Product Overview

he UltraTouch Natural Cotton Radiant Barrier Thermal/Acoustic Insulation is an extremely versatile and superior performing product that can be used in automobiles, trucks, buses, RV’s, boats, aircraft, residential and commercial building. The UltraTouch natural cotton radiant barrier brings fire, fungi, and corrosive resistance to an insulation product that is formaldehyde and resin-free. In addition, its natural fibers provide a non-itch padding that is easy to handle and install. The pure aluminum barrier used for the UltraTouch natural cotton radiant barrier provides exceptional protection from air currents, vapors, moisture, and radiant heat. Use this product as a radiant heat barrier, acoustic sound barrier, airflow barrier, and thermal heat barrier.

  • 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
  • Fire retardant with a class-A or class-1 fire rating
  • No itch or skin irritation
  • Versatile product with multiple uses
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Dimensions

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

Details

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

Warranty / Certifications

ENERGY STAR Certified 
Yes 
Warranty Information 
1 Year Limited Warranty 

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What is the claimed R value

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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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DOES ANYONE KNOW THE R VALUE OF THIS PRODUCT? THANKS

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DOES ANYONE KNOW THE R VALUE OF THIS PRODUCT? THANKS
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Dear Davey: Great question! Home Depot wisely removed the extreme claims that the manufacturer (Bonded Logic) claimed in their brochures. The R value is supposed to be 3.91 per inch, and this product is only 3/8" thick, so the actual R value is just 1.47.
Home Depot offers a number of other products that deliver solid insulation performance, winter and summer, e.g. Foamular and Tuff-R foam board, Read More
Dear Davey: Great question! Home Depot wisely removed the extreme claims that the manufacturer (Bonded Logic) claimed in their brochures. The R value is supposed to be 3.91 per inch, and this product is only 3/8" thick, so the actual R value is just 1.47.
Home Depot offers a number of other products that deliver solid insulation performance, winter and summer, e.g. Foamular and Tuff-R foam board, Roxul rock wool batts and board, and blown-in cellulose.
If you can post another question and describe what you are trying to insulate, I can offer some recommendations.
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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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Can this be used to cover pink fiberglass insulution on ceiling in basement?

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Yes, you could unroll and secure it to joists to provide a cleaner appearance and boost insulation value. If you secure with staples, they should be sufficiently long. The product isn't heavy. I would secure it with the foil side facing in.
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I don't see why not. But it is not very durable so expect to get rips in it if you hit it with anything.
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Dear Jess: Yes, but it will provide very little improvement in your insulation. This UltraTouch product is only 3/8" thick, with an R value of less than 2. Plus, basement ceilings are typically not insulated in modern construction -- unless the basement is unheated. "Reflective insulation" is also ineffective in the winter, because cold cannot be 'reflected' and warm air is not radiant.

So... all of
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Dear Jess: Yes, but it will provide very little improvement in your insulation. This UltraTouch product is only 3/8" thick, with an R value of less than 2. Plus, basement ceilings are typically not insulated in modern construction -- unless the basement is unheated. "Reflective insulation" is also ineffective in the winter, because cold cannot be 'reflected' and warm air is not radiant.

So... all of this raises a couple of key questions: (1) Is your basement unheated? and (2) If it is heated, why do you want to insulate the ceiling? Please post another question with more details and I would be happy to provide some suggestions.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 99 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by No itching insulation I used this to insulate my wood garage doors at my attach garage. Easy to cut. No itchiness, no funny smell. I used staple gun staple scrap plastic to secure it also add washer to existing screws to secure. The temp before insulate was 20 degree lower than heated area, now is only 10 to 12 degree in this winter where outside is only 30 degree right now. December 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very Good This is a very good product. Easy to cut and work with and insulating qualities. Only problem is the pattern on the back of the product is askew. Do not use to cut - you will not get a square cut. Other than that, it is easy to work with. Although we have not had freezing weather yet, I feel it will perform very well and in fact, are happy with product. Used adhesive spray - very good - and insulation tape - also very good. Holds product well on garage door. November 2, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Does little for attic. I have no insulation in our attic apart from some loose blown-in cellulose on the floor. I thought this would help kick the temperature down. I attached the product to the ceiling joists, leaving an air pocket between each one. While the temperature didn't drop, it did feel a bit cooler. But, it definitely wasn't worth it. For the same amount of money that the barrier cost, to cover the attic, you could just buy a small or used swamp cooler that will keep your house, or at least floor, 20 - 30° cooler than the outside. July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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
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