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UltraTouch

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48 in. x 75 ft. Radiant Barrier

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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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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
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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
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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.

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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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Yes, you could install this in an attic.
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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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Can this go on my roof exterior ?

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I live in the desert southwest where we get less than 5 inches a year and almost 0% humidity. I live in a downtown loft where the roof has almost no insulation and beautiful exposed ceiling joists. If i could properly secure it to my flat exterior roof should there be any issue?
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Dear Ryan: This is definitely NOT the right product to insulate your roof. First, it is designed for interior use only. Second, it is 3/8" thick with an R value of only 1.47.
Insulating the EXTERIOR of your flat roof will be a challenge. The surface is probably waterproofed with asphalt or rubber -- and piercing this surface with screws or nails to attach insulation would invite water leaks, even Read More
Dear Ryan: This is definitely NOT the right product to insulate your roof. First, it is designed for interior use only. Second, it is 3/8" thick with an R value of only 1.47.
Insulating the EXTERIOR of your flat roof will be a challenge. The surface is probably waterproofed with asphalt or rubber -- and piercing this surface with screws or nails to attach insulation would invite water leaks, even though rain is a rarity. You should talk to an insulation contractor in your area and see what he / she recommends.
Depending on how your roof is constructed, you may be able to glue rock wool board to the surface of the roof, with construction adhesive. Home Depot carries the Roxul product line and you can order Roxul Rockboard 60 from the Customer Service / Pro desk. It installs like foam board, but is not flammable -- with R4 per inch. You can order it with foil facing, which would be ideal for your climate. Two or three layers may be needed, depending on your temps.
Another option that would shield most of your roof from the sun: install solar panels. This would give you net-metered energy, and shadow the roof from the sun. Less insulation would be required, and you would gain a lower electricity bill. With a 'solar lease' option, a significant upfront investment is not required. (Although this is one of the best investments you can make, if you have the $$.)
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Product I ordered this product because a friend recommended it. Well, I will do the same, it is a great product, I used to insulate my van and I will have to say it is the best thing considering the other products out there. So far, I can feel the difference inside my van, and I live in Florida, temperatures over 100 during the summertime, but now I can feel the difference inside my van, much cooler. Recommended again to anyone who wants to do a small insulation job, and get good results! July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by radiant barrier Radiant barrier is used in lining our duct work that we custom build. Not only does it reduce noise, but is an excellent insulation factor. It's also made from recycled cotton denim material and is safe to use. Most duct work if insulation is done had fiberglass products lining it, which is a known carcigen (cancer). We prefer to give our customers the best and safest product in their homes. Home Depot has great delivery and pricing on radiant barrier. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great purchase Used to insulate a van. The reflectix side helped control the temperature differential between inside and outside while the recycled denim side helped dampen the outside noises significantly. August 16, 2016
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 Shop roof insulation This insulation is heavy enough to stay in place if properly installed and light enough to manuever around. It's too soon judge the insulation value. March 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really Made a Difference I used this radiant barrier on the ceiling of my garage because all the heat was going up and out the roof. This has made a big difference in the temperature in the garage which serves as my workshop and where I work in the early morning hours. February 17, 2015
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