What is Reflective Insulation?

Reflective insulation in textiles is a type of insulation material designed to reflect heat radiation away from a surface rather than absorb it. It typically consists of a layer of reflective material, such as aluminum foil, combined with a layer of insulation material, such as fiberglass or foam.

The reflective layer operates by reflecting heat radiation back toward its origins, such as the sun or a heating system. This can help keep the interior of a building or vehicle cooler in hot weather, or warmer in cold weather, reducing the need for air conditioning or heating.

Reflective insulation is often used in conjunction with other forms of insulation, such as batt or blown-in insulation, to provide an extra layer of thermal protection. It is commonly used in applications such as roofs, walls, and floors, as well as in vehicles and other industrial applications.

Reflective insulation can come in various forms, including rolls, blankets, and panels. It is generally easy to install and can be cut to fit around obstacles or irregularly shaped spaces. It is also lightweight and does not compress over time, making it a long-lasting and effective insulation option.