DIY

Wine Room

R-3.7 (1” x 2” Furring with 1 Air Space)

R-4.2 (2” x 2” Furring with 1 Air Space)

R-6.1 (2” x 2” Furring with 2 Air Spaces) in Addition to a Vapor/Moisture Barrier

Note: Installation instructions and illustrated drawings are recommendations only, while proper local construction methods are the responsibility of the installer.

An excellent insulating solution for a wine room that is converted from an interior closet or small room — The Reflectix®/Furring Strip configuration is “very easy to install” and minimally reduces the interior square footage. The vapor/moisture barrier qualities aid to insure a consistent humidity and dramatically reduce air leakage or infiltration. 

Recommended Products

Double Reflective Insulation

Reflective/Bubble/Bubble/Reflective – Roll

  • BP24025 (24”x 25’)

Staple Tab, Reflective/Bubble/Bubble/Reflective – Roll

  • ST16025 (16” x 25’)
  • ST24025 (24” x 25’)

Note: Click here for information on our larger rolls which are available by Special Order at the Contractor or Customer Service Desks.

Benefits

  • A variety of installation options (based on R-value target)
  • Easy to handle and install
  • Convenient roll sizes
  • Fiber-free

Installation Instructions

Click Here to Download DIY Wine Room Installation Instructions Rev 0417

There are 3 Installation Options

1. R-3.7 (1”x 2” furring with 1 air space)

  • Attach 1”x 2” (nominal) furring strips vertically directly over the 2 x 4 studs (behind the sheetrock) on the wall.
  • Cut the Reflectix® (with scissors or a utility knife) into lengths equal to the height of the wall (floor to ceiling).
  • Staple the product to the face of the furring strip – product seams should split on a furring strip.
  • One air space is created between the Reflectix® and the previously existing wall.
  • Finish with interior panel (or sheetrock) of choice.

2. R-4.2 (2”x 2” furring with 1 air space)

  • Same as above except utilize 2”x 2” (nominal) furring.

3. R-6.1 (2”x 2” furring with 2 air spaces)

  • Attach 2”x 2” (nominal) furring strips vertically directly over the 2 x 4 studs (behind the sheetrock) on the wall.
  • It is easiest to utilize the Reflective/Bubble/Bubble/Reflective, Staple Tab product (16” or 24” depending on stud spacing), although the Reflective/Bubble/Bubble/Reflective product (without tabs) will also provide the same level of benefit.
  • Cut the Reflectix® (with scissors or a utility knife) into lengths equal to the height of the wall (floor to ceiling).
  • Staple the product to the side of the furring strip at a dept of 3/4″ – the goal is to split the cavity (in two) into approximately equal air spaces.
  • The two air spaces created are – one between the Reflectix® and the previously existing wall, and the second between the new interior panel and the Reflectix®.
  • Finish with interior panel (or sheetrock) of choice.

Important

Review These Important Safety Guidelines Prior to Installation:

  • ALWAYS check local building codes before installing Reflectix®.
  • ALWAYS check the area you are insulating and make any needed repairs. Any worn wiring should be replaced before you begin installing Reflectix®.
  • ALWAYS make sure work areas are well ventilated and well lighted.
  • ALWAYS use eye protection when operating a staple gun.
  • ALWAYS use caution and common sense when using a staple gun. Be aware of electrical wiring locations. Stapling into a wire can cause severe shock or death. NEVER staple into electrical wiring.
  • ALWAYS be careful when working with large pieces of Reflectix® on windy days.
  • When installing Reflectix® on bright sunny days, it is best to wear sun glasses.
  • Do not work in areas such as attics when temperatures are too hot.
  • Please Note: The intention of these Installation Instructions and 3-D renderings are for the sole purpose of illustrating the correct location and relative position of the Reflectix® products in specific building assemblies. The correct construction methods and techniques are the responsibility of the installer or contractor. The methods outlined are recommendations on location of the Reflectix® products as a guideline. There are no claims on the part of Reflectix, Inc. that these building assemblies are finite standards or meet building code requirements (as they can vary by region).

Testing and Certification

Reflectix® products are thoroughly tested at either nationally approved, independent laboratories or leading universities. Tests are performed to current American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards when a standard exists. To obtain a copy of our Product Testing Specifications, please refer to the “Additional Resources” tab. The documents are also available by e-mail at customerservice@reflectixinc.com or call (800) 879-3645.

Photos

Pictured: 1. Double Reflective Insulation, 2. Double Reflective Insulation with Staple Tab, 3. Tools for Installation

Standard Edge 72 RGB Hands Showing the Tab Roll on Plywood 72 RGB Easy to Install Tools 72 RGB