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Old 07-07-2013, 07:41   #76
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Re: Insulating Your Interior

Normally the bubble wrap type insulation is R-3. It is used in a lot of steel framed building. I used it on 12 x 44 foot hangar doors and it is amazing how much heat was blocked by just one layer. It comes in 4 foot wide rolls and approx 100 feet long. Check with a steel building company for rates.
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Old 07-07-2013, 14:27   #77
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Normally the bubble wrap type insulation is R-3. It is used in a lot of steel framed building. I used it on 12 x 44 foot hangar doors and it is amazing how much heat was blocked by just one layer. It comes in 4 foot wide rolls and approx 100 feet long. Check with a steel building company for rates.
Yup. Closed cell foam is better imo, better insulation value and sound damping as a bonus. We produce little radiant heat in boats for the most part, and the reflective stuff needs an air gap to work really well.
Volara worked for me, similar to armaflex
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We used a material that looked like bubble wrap almost!! It has a r11 rateing and is light and can be installed with 4200 or something like that! Comes in sheets up to 4 ft wide, can be cut with sissors. We used 2 layers which was about 1/2 in thick and gave us r22 and really made a great difference in our steel boat !! I think Lowes has it ! just a thought! O and it's waterproof and bugs and rats will not touch it ! as they will other types of stuff !!!
That is the stuff...we used contact cement to put it up. 2 layers what a good idea...one makes a big difference in temp and cuts the sound down also. We then glued cut pile headliner on the insolation.
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