The UltraTouch 48 in. x 6 ft. Radiant Barrier is a lightweight, foil-faced, fire-retardant blanket-type insulation. The radiant barrier is made from recycled natural fibers and provides excellent thermal and acoustical insulation, reflecting up to 97% of radiant energy for excellent savings on heating and cooling costs.
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
I initially purchased this insulation to add to my hot tub to reduce heating costs in the winter. The installation process was fairly easy - the material itself is very easy to work with, provided you have some heavy-duty cutting shears. After a few hours of work, I had lined my hot tub with the insulation completely.
After monitoring the energy used by the hot tub over the course of a winter, I was surprised to find that I was saving around $100 a month (in the coldest months) in electricity heating the hot tub under similar conditions to the two prior years. Needless to say, I was quite pleased. I also noticed that the hot tub required less time to heat up, and it retained heat significantly longer than without the insulation.
With the remaining insulation from the project, I decided to use it on my garage door to reduce energy transfer there. Installation was also extremely easy - I used a 3M adhesive tape to attach it to the door. The insulation is light enough that nothing else was required. The garage now has a noticeably more stable temperature, and ii just happens to look rather space-age on the inside.
I would highly recommend this to any homeowner who wants to reduce their heating and cooling costs. This is perfect for a good many projects and very easy to use.