Reflective bubble insulation is a vapor barrier (solid, non-breathable) reflective insulation product manufactured with encapsulated air bubbles between reflective surfaces designed to keep out summer heat and hold in heat generated in the winter while reducing moisture condensation and blocking water vapor transmission.
RadiantGUARD® Reflex-AIR® bubble products come in four basic variations of various sizes:
Reflective - SINGLE bubble layer - Reflective
Reflective - DOUBLE bubble layers - Reflective
White Poly - SINGLE bubble layer - Reflective
White Poly - DOUBLE bubble layers - Reflective
Industrialized Reflective Insulation
Reflex-AIR® reflective insulations are NOT your basic bubble wrap packaging. Our products are industrialized bubblesmanufactured for longevity with integrity to maintain the enclosed air spaces over the life of the product and provide increased strength and puncture resistance. Each independently enclosed bubble layer is sealed with multiple layers of polyester creating highly durable closed air bubbles which prevent the loss of air over time.
Reflex-AIR® bubble insulation products are very effective when used in:
- Walls and roofs in Metal, Steel and Commercial Buildings, Pole Barns, Post Frame, Agricultural and Poultry Barns
- Concrete slabs and under flooring with or without radiant heating/pex tubing,
- Crawl Spaces, Basement / Concrete Block Walls and Ceilings, Wine Cellars, Garage Doors, and Storm / Storage Shelters,
- To wrap a Hot Water Heater or Water Storage Tank or to adhere behind a Metal Stove or Hot Water Radiator
- In Ground and Above Ground Swimming Pool, Hot Tub Covers and Wraps
- RVs, Carports, Sheds, Storage Units, Tents, Yurts, Quonset Huts, Hunting Cabins and Camping Shelters
- other applications where heat and moisture transfer needs to be controlled.
For specific install applications and corresponding R-Values, with heat flow directions and enclosed air spaces of specified depths, please view our insulation installation instructions.
Note regarding R-Values: RG insulation products can provide R-Values as high as R-17, however, the R-value is completely dependent on where and how the product is installed. Any insulation that is approximately ¼” thick can ONLY achieve an average R-value of 1 to 1.5 on its own. Any additional R-value is achieved by the use of DEAD air spaces around the reflective product or in used in conjunction with other mass insulation products like fiberglass, foam, etc.