Reflectix for insulating windows?

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  1. Montana Mom

    Montana Mom Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't find a more appropriate forum here...would you say Reflectix (silver bubble wrap kind of insulation) does a good job keeping the cold out? I want to use it to cover some very cold windows on one side of the house.

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  2. Cyngbaeld

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    It does quite well, but will block the light. Regular bubble wrap won't block the light but will still insulate the windows. It is not as effective as the foil/bubble wrap because the foil reflects more heat back into the room. I put some of the reg bubble wrap on my windows here and it does make a difference.
     

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    I didn't know the clear would work too, thank you. I am wanting to use the foil on the spare bedroom windows so dark is okay.
     
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    Forgot to mention that I used the foil/bubble to line the inside of a travel trailer we were living in for a couple of yrs in CO. It really did make a big difference in comfort level.