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Ceiling Insulation

ceiling insulation thumbnail prodexCeiling Insulation Should Provide A Vapor Barrier, Radiant Barrier And Add R-value.

 Contents

  1. Recommended Ceiling Insulation

  2. Why Insulating Your Ceiling Makes Sense

  3. Types of Ceiling Insulations

  4. What is the  Prodex Total Insulation Difference?

  5. Installing Ceiling Insulation?

Recommended Ceiling Insulation

Use Prodex Total Insulation to reduce the amount of radiant heat that enters the home in summer by up to 97% while also providing R-value 16 thermal protection. Using Prodex will allow you to run your heating and cooling systems less making them last longer. it will also reduce the potential for condensation occurring on the interior surfaces. Condensation can cause mold, mildew, rot and dripping. Prodex provides a an R-value that is unaffected by humidity, a radiant barrier and vapor barrier. You save money by getting three products packaged into one!

Why Insulating Your Ceiling Makes Sense

Ceiling insulation helps lower your total building energy consumption, creates greater comfort levels for the building occupants and reduces HVAC equipment requirements. It is one of the most cost effective ways of controlling the outside elements.

Other Types of Ceiling Insulations

Blankets or Batts - Blanket insulation is made of fiberglass, cotton, sheep's wool, or mineral wool. It will protect against the expanding and rising flow of warm air; thereby trapping your heat inside. R-values are roughly 3.2 per inch. Moisture, compressing and bridging will compromise its performance.

Cellulose - Cellulose Insulation (also referred to as Blown in Insulation) is composed of loose-fill shredded and treated newspaper. Its R-value per inch is approximately 3.5. Moisture absorption in cellulose insulation can make it heavier, causing it to become compacted and lose R value. It is prone to create too much dust that is blown into the house through inadequate seals around fixtures or minute holes - This can be a health issue especially in a carpet-less home where dust stays airborne longer.

Sprayed Polyurethane Foam - Sprayed foam is used houses to seal air, moisture leaks and control condensation. Sprayed foam average R-value is 5.9 per inch. Unlike the other forms of insulation, sprayed foam is not a do-it-yourself option.

None of these bulk insulations prevent radiant heat transfer (The primary source of heat-flow).

What is the Prodex Total Insulation Difference?

Energy Star Qualified : ICC-ES Recognized : R 16 unaffected by humidity : Prevents condensation : Prevents 97% of radiant heat transfer : Vapor barrier : Core sealed on both 175' side with flange : Elastic : 19dba contact noise reduction : 90 degree celsius (194 fahrenheit) contact temperature rating : UV resistance : Does not promote mold or mildew : Does not provide for nesting of rodents, bugs or birds : Seals around nails (no leak) : Reflective aluminum foil on each side of 5mm (13/64) closed-cell polyethylene foam center : Keeps its shape over time (doesn't collapse) : Rippled surface increases airflow :  Member of US Green Building Council - Made with 100% recyclable virgin raw materials : Over 2 billion square feet sold worldwide.

While other types of ceiling insulations are made to resist or impede the flow of warn air, Prodex Total Insulation reflects back infra-red energy from the sun so it does not penetrate the home or building. It also reflects back radiant heat inside the house or building so it does not escape. The concept is simple: Each unit of radiant heat energy that is reflected away from your home in summer and each unit reflected back inside during winter means less operation of your air conditioning and heating systems, less wear and tear on your equipment, and less money you pay in utility costs.

Installing Ceiling Insulation

You can use one or two layers of Prodex Total. You can use as standalone or combine it with another insulation type. You can install over, under or between the joists. Click for various ways to install ceiling insulation.

Ceiling Insulation Prodex one layer plus drywall ceiling insulation Prodex one layer between and one layer under stud

Prodex Total  is particularly important in cathedral ceilings where there is no attic space above the conditioned living space to trap rising air or ventilate incoming radiant heat and moisture. Click for installation instructions that show how cathedral ceilings can employ both Prodex Total and bulk insulation to create a complete system that controls convective and radiant hear, as well as moisture and condensation.

jboor: "It is the best easiest insulation that I have ever used. It goes up quicker therefore I was able to cover more area with less labor. The added benefit it doubles as a vapor barrier. I have an old farm house that I am remodeling. With Prodex I was able to seal out drafts and lock 100 years of accumulated dust and dirt in the walls and ceiling."

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  February 22, 2014

   
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