Product:Reflectix-Standard Edge Insulation
Size: 48″x 25′ ft. Roll= 100 sq.ft.
Weight: 0.777oz/sq. Ft.
Warranty: 15 Year Limited.
Best Price: $40.69 @ Amazon
My Rating is 9.5
Foil Insulation is used worldwide for a variety of uses, but all for the same reasons. To save money on utility bills, by saving energy. Reflectix is a world leader in this market and produce more foil insulation products than any of their competitors.
This energy saving, cost effective product is being used by, Contractors, DIYers and RV enthusiasts as well as consumers in general.
The R refers to how resistant to heat the insulation is, the higher the R value # the better the insulation protection. This is all in conjunction with proper application of the foil insulation.
Width’s-16″- 24″ – 48″
Length’s- 20′- 25′- 100′
Things To Consider
1.) Amount needed depends on climate where you reside.
2.) Fuel savings depends on a.) climate b.) Type of home or RV
c.) Size of home or RV d.) Existing insulation.
Save energy-Highly effective with proper installation.
Saves money on utility bills.
Keeps Home/RVs cooler.
Years of use.
Made in the USA.
No smell or itchy fibers.
Many ways and places to apply.<>
Easy to handle and cut.
No mold & mildew
WAYS TO APPLY
Foil tape – HVAC tape
Spray adhesive- Use in well ventilated areas.
Liquid nails-easy for indoor /outdoor
Velcro-used to attach to windows Home or RVs.
NOTE: When working outdoors with any reflective material on sunny days wear sun glasses to protect your eyes.
PROS OF REFLECTIX:
Very effective keeping areas cool
Does not degrade over time.
Does not absorb moisture.
Thin and lightweight, much easier to work with than other types of insulation.
Can be used as a vapor barrier.
None toxic, unlike other insulation, this means it’s safer to work with and requires less safety equipment.
CONS OF REFLECTIX:
Generally more expensive, it is a metal based product.
While great in warm climates, it needs to be combined with other forms of insulation in colder climates, in order to prevent heat loss in cold weather from condensation.
There is a potential for electrical hazards, should a wiring malfunction or a short occur, it is a metal product and conducts electricity.
Requires being clean and dust free at application and from time to keep R-values.
THE COMPETITION: There are many companies making and selling reflective insulation in many different forms.
1.)RADIANT GUARD is one of them, their products are similar in purpose, but can only be bought on line directly or on Amazon. They offer free shipping. And is made in the USA as well. One of the few differences is in the size of their rolls which resulted in price differences.
2.)PRODEX- Sells reflective insulation but again do not sell in stores but online and Amazon. The rolls they sell are again different sizes than REFLECTIX, they do not offer free shipping. The more you buy the cheaper it becomes per roll.
MY RV REFLECTIX PROJECTS: I have used this product for a couple of years. I am a full time RVer and love this product.
1.) Lined both of my RV camper closets with reflectix and the results were immediately noticeable.
2.) I use reflectix on my RV windows and use Velcro for easy removal & replacing.
3.) I use reflectix in my RV vents.
So if your looking to make your home or RV warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, I highly recommend Reflectix to anyone. So you should have all the information to make an informed decision, if you have any questions or comments please leave below. Also, I would love to hear how you use foil insulation in your projects.
Thank You & Happy Camping.