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Old 10-12-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
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Bubble Reflective Insulation

I have been using rolls of reflective bubble wrap insulation behind a Texalene mask to keep the sun from coming through the front windows in my salon. The latest brand I used (from Amazon) is Reflectix BP48010 48-Inch by 10-Feet Bubble Pack Insulation. This particular brand is reflective on both sides and the right width of 48" inches to cover the spaces.

After 6 months of use the silver reflective finish is flaking off. I used to get rolls of single reflective (black on one side) bubble insulation that lasted for years but I can no longer find a source that is the right size. The ones that I have found are 48" wide but 80-100' long and are big bucks.

Home Depot and Lowes are not help. Any ideas here?
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:26 PM   #2
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I bought about 10 rolls of white-back aluminum that was not cheep then (7 yrs ago) tough as nails as long as you take care of it. You want the quality of stuff suitable radiant-floor heating. When we are away for the winter I cover all our windows here in Montana with the stuff. I also used it for the "nail up" radiant heating. Works great. Look on the internet for the stuff in radiant floor heating supplies. I think mine came in at 48"X20'.
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