Reflectix coverage?

Howdy all,
We are starting to build our window coverings using Reflectix. We want to basically make a “pillowcase” with the Reflectix sandwiched between the fabric. The question is: does the R-value of Reflectix decrease or go away if it is covered by fabric on both sides?

Greetings!

Most people only cover one side, then aim the silver side inside to keep heat in, or outside to keep heat out.

Either way, you want enough heating & cooling power to keep you comfortable without any window coverings, and with adequate ventilation.

Adequate ventilation usually defeats any advantages of insulation, so it is best to keep that in mind and plan accordingly. That usually means extra heating & cooling power.

Cheers!


“Everything should be made as simple as possible." ~ Einstein


Moisture will build up on the inside of your windows. If the Reflectix is covered with fabric, you may be spending a lot of time and energy trying to dry it out.

Thank you for the information!!!

Greetings!

Dry heating or cooling, combined with adequate ventilation will totally solve all moisture problems, even in high humidity areas. Many of my favorite places are in the PNW, in the Cascades & West of them.

Cheers!


“Everything should be made as simple as possible." ~ Einstein