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Is bubble wrap insulation Any Good?
Last Updated: 28th May, 2020
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Hereof, does bubble wrap insulation really work?
On double glazed windows, bubble wrap insulation does have some effect - up to 20% improvement in heat loss. By insulating single glazed windows with bubble wrap, you can reduce up to 50% of heat loss. It is easy and fun to install, a few minutes per window is more than enough.
Also, what is the R value of bubble wrap? Martin Holladay, editor of Energy Design Update, responds: The R-value of 3/8-inch-thick foil-faced bubble wrap is about 1.3. The R-value of 3/8-inch-thick foil-faced expanded polystyrene foam is about 1.6. By contrast, 2 inches of extruded polystyrene insulation has an R-value of 10.
Keeping this in consideration, how well does bubble wrap insulate?
How Well Does Bubble Wrap Insulate. For an 7000 deg-day climate (northern US), and single glazed windows, the bubble wrap increases the R value from about R1 to about R2. This cuts the heat loss from the window in half.
Is Double Bubble Insulation good?
Double bubble insulation is the most effective bubble insulation with highest R-Value. Our double bubble products are ideal for metal buildings where the control of condensation is necessary. All our reflective double bubble products: are two layers of polyethylene industrialized air bubbles bonded between exterior.