Hi, all. We're getting into record breaking temperatures here in So. AZ and I'm thinking it's time to put some kind of insulation in the windows facing the afternoon sun. My question is: where do you obtain this material and what is it called (looks like dimpled aluminum foil). Any other thoughts on insulating windows is welcome. Thanks....
Mr. Ed (fulltiming since 1987)
2007 Hitchhiker II LS Model 29.5 LKTG
2007 Dodge Ram 3500/6.7 CTD/QC/4X4/SB/SRW/6-speed man/Big Horn edition
We cut the reflectix to size and then make a neat duct tape border on all sides. They last quite a long time that way. We use them on Bedroom windows for "blackout" fold when not in use and place under mattress or along side bed. Great stuff and we also have some cut for our tow vehicle. Much better than most typical sun shades.
As a low cost alternative that will actually provide some insulation value go to the home store and buy a sheet of foil backed foam board and cut to size. It is available in a variety of thicknesses and is cheap and easy to work with.
For high outside temps, I cut mine to cover outside window frame and used Industrial velcro to attach to the outside window frames. The window frames can radiat heat to the inside.
Also, if you have big windows, you may have to tape pieces together. I used the Refletix brand tape.
I also, have refletix cut for inside window frames for traveling. Snug fit, just sits in there. Trailer does not get as hot inside.