reflective roll insulation for roofing

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m5online
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Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:47 pm

So I was talking a walk in the park in live in, and I happened to notice what looked like reflective bubble wrap insulation was used as roofing on one unit. I took a few minutes to look as best I could and it sure looks like it to me, then walked a bit more and found another unit with the same stuff. Is this a thing? Is it a crazy as it looks or is this something that is done?


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Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:48 pm

First I've heard of it. Doesn't make much sense to me.

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Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:56 pm

You sure they were not in the middle of doing a metal roof? Seems like that would not hold up at all to the rain and UV rays.

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Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:27 pm

Post picture!
Are these new homes or used?
I have never seen this bubble sheet on a roof!
There are all kinds of wild claims on this bubble wrap/insulation that never come to fruition.
They cannot seem to produce a listing report verifying there claims as R-value or reflecting heat back away from the roof cavity.

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Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:03 am

I'll try and take a picture this weekend when we go for a walk again!


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Sun May 01, 2016 8:38 pm

This stuff is VERY popular down here in Texas. They claim that it has a very large R value. I doubt that.

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Mon May 02, 2016 2:28 pm

google shows it being used as insulation under a metal roof and other applications

https://www.google.com/search?q=roofing ... gQ_AUIBygC

Most metallic bubble wraps are about an R-1

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Mon May 16, 2016 11:32 am

Finally got a pic. It definitely is the foil bubble wrap.
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Mon May 16, 2016 10:08 pm

It seems to me one good wind storm and that would be gone. Maybe a new covering for some kind of solar panels? Maybe knock on the door and ask about it.

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Thu May 19, 2016 2:37 am

Not UV resistant and after about one year or less will break down.
Plus as mentioned above will blow off.

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