Keeps heat in your basement
Reflect radiant heat back into your basement by installing reflective insulation in basement walls and ceilings
Save money on energy bills
Achieve better HVAC efficiency by reducing heat gains/losses year-round, in any climate
When seams are taped, reflective bubble insulation prevents mold and mildew
Reflective bubble insulation helps keep heat inside your basement
Since warm air rises naturally, it can easily escape into the floors above, leaving your basement cold and damp. In fact, poorly insulated basements can easily be 5-15 degrees cooler than the living space above. By installing reflective bubble insulation in your walls and ceilings, you can maintain a more comfortable temperature without relying too heavily on your HVAC system.
Prevent heat loss in your basement
As much as 33% of your home’s energy could be lost through an unfinished basement. Retain basement heat by lining walls and ceilings with reflective bubble insulation.
Excellent product. Worked like it was supposed to well advertised
I put this insulation in my treestand and couldn't be happier with it! The condensation has completely stopped.
When I read your product description, it was indicated both edges were indexed with a fold, providing area in which to secure it the joist.
That is not the case as only one edge is indexed. Then consider how the foil is made, so we had to spend considerable time trying to bend it to form a nice shoulder in which to staple it.
I used some 3/4” wide cardboard strips to use as a backer for my staples. That is the ONLY thing that helped, but it still was a hassle.
Change your production description, indicating only one edge is indexed.
Floor Joist Insulation - 16" x 125' (166.63 sq. ft.)
Purchased and installed 5 125’ rolls of 16” width double bubble. Fast delivery with minimal damage to rolls when the arrived. Also installed 125’ of a competitor product. Both products were of high quality. Competitor product seemed a bit thicker, but I doubt there will be a performance difference. From a value perspective ( cost vs quality & service) so far very pleased with Ecofoil. Installed with narrow crown pneumatic staples (5/8” length) and besides being hunched over in a 48” crawlspace, the install was fairly quick. Thanks!
Prevents mold & mildew, easy to install
Traditional fiberglass insulation is porous and can absorb moisture, forming mold and mildew over time. Prevent these potential problems by installing reflective bubble insulation in your basement walls and ceilings. Not only will it help contain the heat inside your basement, it's also a Class 1 vapor barrier when seams are sealed with reflective insulation tape. Reflective bubble insulation is lightweight, easy to install, and cuts easily with a sharp knife.
Scissors or utility knife
Staple gun (~3/4" staples)
Basement Insulation Installation Instructions:
Basement Wall Insulation - Block Wall w/ Furring Strips InstallationDownload Instructions (PDF)
Basement Ceiling Insulation - Floor Joist Installation
Install reflective insulation under floor joists to prevent basement heat from escaping. This method also redirects heat from your main level upwards—keeping floors warmer in winter.Download Instructions (PDF)
Basement Wall Insulation - Existing Wall InstallationDownload Instructions (PDF)
Recommended products: Bubble Foil Insulation
Why Use Reflective Bubble Insulation In Your Basement?
- Reflects 96% of radiant heat - Find out how a radiant barrier works
- Helps keep heat inside your basement
- Choose Single Bubble in southern climates, Double Bubble for extra condensation protection in northern climates with colder winters
- Bubble insulation is a full vapor barrier when seams are sealed with reflective insulation tape. Choose metalized or white
- Very durable and can't be ripped or torn by hand
- Lightweight and easy to handle
- Safe to handle and requires no special clothing or breathing equipment
More About Basement Insulation
Installing EcoFoil Bubble Insulation as a basement wall insulation will keep your basement warmer by insulating the walls and ceilings from radiant heat transfer. EcoFoil Bubble Insulation is also an impermeable vapor barrier that will keep your basement dry and prevent condensation when all seams are taped.
Without a separate vapor barrier, the warm moist air in your basement will migrate to the cold concrete wall surface and moisture will condense. A much better option for insulation of basement walls is to install a layer of extruded polystyrene (XPS) or some other rigid foam directly to the concrete wall. However, even with XPS rigid foam board insulation for basement walls, you may still have a moisture problem because any polystyrene under 1-1/2" thickness is not considered impermeable enough to be a vapor barrier. The exact perm ratings for any insulation product will vary so you should consult with the insulation manufacturer before purchasing a basement wall vapor barrier.
A "perm", also referred to as a permeability rating is the unit of measurement used to characterize the water vapor permeance of any building material, like insulation. There are several classes of vapor retarders, but according to ASTM E-96, a Class 1 Vapor Retarder has a perm rating of 0.1 or less. All EcoFoil Bubble Insulation products have a permeability rating of 0.02 - thus making them superior Class 1 Vapor Retarders and an approved basement wall vapor barrier.
Insulation for basement walls can differ depending on your climate zone. EcoFoil Bubble Insulation is excellent for insulating concrete basement walls and works especially well when combined with a foam insulation and a dead air space on one side of the product.