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C Plig 09-27-2012 01:25 PM

What is this product called? still exist?
20 years ago I briefly lived with a family who used a heavy duty film mounted on a shade roller over their stairway door during the winter months to prevent heat from escaping from the living area. The film was transparent but had a mirrored quality to one side. For added description, the film was noisy when moved to walk up the stairs. I'm assuming it was a radiant barrier of some sort. Do you know what it's called?

I now live in a 1962 home which has an uninsulated family room between the kitchen and the garage. I would love to add this product to the doorway between the kitchen and the family room as a temporary measure to try to stop some heat loss this winter. I could use a thermal curtain but I'd prefer the transparancey aspect of the product I'm looking for to prevent possible collisions (I have kids) and the room room needs to be accesible to get to the garage.

Any help is greatly appreciated. So far, after hours of google searches, I've only come up with clear curtains used for livestock.

retired guy 60 09-27-2012 02:34 PM

I think you want mylar relective insulation. Do a Google search. has it listed for sale. There are other sources as well.

Fix'n it 09-27-2012 07:38 PM

why not a glass door ?

wewantutopia 09-27-2012 10:52 PM

Check Walmart in the camping section for emergency blankets. They're only a buck or 2 and are reflective Mylar.

C Plig 09-28-2012 07:27 AM


Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 1018747)
why not a glass door ?

That would be more ideal BUT the way the rooms are laid out (kitchen counter on one side and door to 1/2 bath on other, load bearing wall) it would have to be a folding door. I also don't want to make a call on a permanent change as a kitchen remodel is planned for 2013. Just want to get through the winter more comfortably.

Fix'n it 09-28-2012 08:46 AM

how about pic/s ?

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