I recently went on a search for an alternative solution for insulating my barn door, and still allowing in outside light. I live in Michigan so during the winter months it can get frigid out in my barn. I knew about foam core and fiber options but my door was somewhat translucent and south facing, so I really didn't want to sacrifice the natural light, just for heat.
Upon researching, I found a review on a website that lead me to ACF's bubble wrap insulation option, and since one roll would mostly cover my barn door I figured I would give it a shot.
Man... I am sooo grateful I did, because not only did it help immensely, I am still able to keep the natural light coming in! I immediately texted friends and family members so they can wrap their porch windows in this stuff, rather than plastic wrap that barely works in my opinion.
I am actually going to buy more and do the same to my front and back porches.
I do not have heat in my barn, but that is the next step. I did manage to get a temperature reading after hanging the insulation on my garage door, and traditionally my barn has only been maybe 1 or 2 degrees warmer than outside. This time my barn was 15 degrees warmer than outside and it was actually warm and cozy standing next to the door while the sun was up, rather than drafty and cold.
I honestly can't speak any more highly of this stuff, it's truly amazing! I am excited to see what results I get after I put a heater in my barn.
A side note, I work in shipping and logistics and we use bubble wrap all day long, and I've seen all sorts of it, this is way different and just feels very solid. I was also able to cut the pieces I needed very easily and attach it with crystal clear gorilla patch and seal tape, which has so far worked perfectly.
I am definitely going to buy more, and can't wait to be able to utilize more rooms in my house during the winter time.
Thank you so much!