• Reflect radiant heat away from your metal building or pole barn

    Reflects heat away

  • Prevent heat from escaping your metal building or pole barn

    Prevents heat from escaping

  • Prevent condensation with Bubble Insulation

    Minimizes condensation on walls/roof

Installing Bubble Insulation in a metal building or pole barn

Why insulate your pole barn with reflective insulation?

Without adequate insulation, a large amount of heat will transfer in and out of your pole barn. During hot summer months when the sun is beating down on the roof, most of that heat will penetrate into the building. In the winter, any heat created inside of the building will easily escape. Installing Bubble Insulation is the best way to keep your pole barn warmer in winter and cooler in the summer.

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Effective in all climates and seasons

Reflective Insulation, also known as Bubble Foil Insulation, is an effective way to combat heat gain/loss year-round. By reflecting 96% of radiant heat back to its source, the sun's ray will reflect away from your pole barn. In colder months, any heat source inside your structure will reflect inward—making the interior more comfortable while also saving on costly energy bills.

Recommended products: Bubble Foil Insulation

Prevent condensation on metal building

Prevent the formation of condensation in your pole barn

A common problem with steel buildings is they tend to produce moisture and frost when there's a large difference in temperature on either side of the exterior. This moisture can lead to many expensive issues down the road. Bubble Insulation not only reflects heat back to its source, it also provides a thermal break between hot and cold temperatures—reducing and sometimes eliminating the chances of moisture buildup year-round.

  • Scissors and knife for radiant barrier installation

    Scissors or utility knife

  • Insulation tape for radiant barrier

    Tape (to seal seams)

  • Install radiant barrier with 1-2 people

    1-2 people

Pole Barn Insulation Installation Instructions:

Pole Barn Walls (retrofit/existing building)

Pole Barn Walls (retrofit/existing building)

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Pole Barn Walls (New Construction)

Pole Barn Walls (New Construction)

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Pole Barn Ceiling (retrofit/existing building)

Pole Barn Ceiling (retrofit/existing building)

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Pole Barn Roof (New Construction)

Pole Barn Roof (New Construction)

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Pole Barn Insulation

Benefits of installing EcoFoil Reflective Bubble Insulation in your pole barn:

  • Reflects 96% of radiant heat - Find out how a radiant barrier works
  • Works in both warm and cold climates
  • Keeps large temperature differentials off of your steel panels to prevent condensation from forming on them
  • Bubble insulation is a full vapor barrier (when seams are taped) that blocks interior moisture from getting to steel panels, also preventing condensation
  • Very durable and can't be ripped or torn by hand
  • Lightweight and easy to handle & install
  • Safe to handle and requires no special clothing or breathing equipment

Pole barn or post frame buildings are typically constructed using wood framing with steel roofing and siding. Steel roofing is a highly conductive material in terms of heat transfer. EcoFoil Bubble Insulation creates a barrier that reflects 96% of the radiant heat from the sun's rays. EcoFoil's highly reflective surface provides superior protection against radiant heat and helps regulate temperatures in your post frame building year-round.

EcoFoil Bubble Insulation comes in different sized rolls and can be ordered with foil on both sides, or foil on one side and white on the other. Both finishes are equally effective. Many choose the EcoFoil White Bubble Insulation if the product will be left exposed as it gives the pole barn a clean, bright finish.

Insulating under a concrete slab in a pole barn

When building a new pole barn or post-frame building, it's always a good idea to insulate under concrete slabs with Ultra CBF Under Slab Insulation. This added layer of insulation will prevent heat gain/loss in your floor, helping to warm the floor in cold winter months. 

Pole Barn Insulation Reviews:

Customer Reviews

Based on 66 reviews
Kelly Martin

Double Bubble Insulation - Foil/Foil - 4' x 125' (500 sq ft)

Killer Service!

Quick delivery. You guys are all over it.

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear you received your product in a timely manner and our satisfied with our service. We strive to provide our customers “What you want. When you need it” and reviews like yours helps us to continue to do so! Please reach out if we can be of any assistance in the future.

Waiting to install

I’m waiting to install so no comments available except this. Why wouldn’t you offer the 3” pre-wrap required to reach R8 spec. You offer with other full wrap options. It should be a stand alone option or placed as a kit.

Thank you for your review! The double bubble product does not have an R value rating. If you are wrapping duct work we offer a specific product which has the R 8 value, EF2280-48-050.
https://www.ecofoil.com/products/r-8-hvac-duct-wrap-insulation. If you have any further questions, our team is happy to help! You can contact us by calling 888.349.3645 or by emailing customerservice@ecofoil.com. We are open 7am-5pm CST.

James Lacey

The ECOFOIL is very resilient. It's been stepped on a couple of times by accident, without the bubbles having popped. It is wonderfully flexible and entierly simple to install. Even if you're already wired your building, the worst you'd have to do is loosen each electric box so as to fit the ECOFOIL behind it....and even that may not be required. Strongly encourage purchase of the tape they offer. It's very wide, very strong and has excellent adhesion. While not requested here, I first lined each section between studs. I allowed 2" extra, top, bottom and sides, which is where I stapled, so as NOT to create even small staple holes in the ECOFOIL facing the OSB. Only then did I install faced fiberglass. Over the top of this, I then place a second cover of ECOFOIL across the face of the studs, then the drywall. I can't imagine a better approach. Can't wait for our summer weather (central Texas), which last year gave us 53 consecutives days over 100 degrees. This year (and evermore), I'm going to laugh at those days. =)

It is good stuff

I like it . It has quit a lot of applications .