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Silver/White Flexable insulation

Posted by larrylwill (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 20, 14 at 22:06

Not sure this is the right forum, I have an outside building where I have my business. It was built by a portable building crew. I am now going to expand it. It was built with 16" on center walls. I insulated it and walboarded it. The roof and outside walls are tin. When they built it, they covered all 4 walls, floor, ceiling with a flexible R1.2 or so product. Its silver on one side and white on the other and is soft and flexible. It serves to keep the building water and wind tight and provide a little insulation and vapor barrier and cushion for the metal. Does anyone know what its called and where it can be bought.


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RE: Silver/White Flexable insulation

I can't remember the name of the product but a local roofing supplier will know, since the product is widely used in commercial buildings.


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RE: Silver/White Flexable insulation

It is probably bubble wrap with a radiant barrier foil facing. Manufacturers often make outlandish claims for its performance claiming the energy savings of the radiant barrier can be expressed with an equivalent R value which is a fantasy. It can be effective as a radiant barrier and a vapor barrier if installed properly but it's insulation value should be ignored. It essentially reduces condensation in steel buildings but the price alone should tell you it is a scam.

Here is a link that might be useful: bubble wrap disguised as insulation


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