Prodex Total Roof Insulation keeps your home cool in summer, warm in winter and dry all the time.
Prodex Total roof insulation has a R-value of 16 vapor and a radiant barrier component. The vapor barrier component helps protect your roof from water damage, mold and mildew. The high R-value reduces your heating bills. The radiant barrier component of Prodex Total reduces you air-conditioning costs. Prodex Reviews
Prodex Total roof Insulation is not effected by moisture and can completely replace older insulation materials in many areas. Prodex Total can also be used effectively in conjunction with other bulk insulation materials in colder climates. In a typical house, up to 30 percent of the heat is lost through the roof. Adding Prodex Total roof insulation is an easy upgrade. It's a common DIY insulation project. See roof installation
Heat gain is higher below the roof (especially a metal roof) because the sun is beating down on it all day (it's not uncommon to have summer daytime temperatures below the roof exceed 150 degrees F. Because heat rises, you'll have more winter heat loss through your roof than through your walls; therefore, it is more important that your metal roof insulation have a higher R in the roof than the walls. The sun's heat is absorbed by a roof, heating the roof sheathing and causing the underside of the sheathing and the roof framing to radiate downward. When Prodex roof insulation is placed above the roofing or directly underneath the roofing material, much of the heat radiated from the hot roof is reflected back out through the roof. This results in a cooler house and a reduction in your cooling costs.
Will the product hurt my shingles? No, absolutely not. There has been significant testing on this issue and it has shown that a radiant barrier installed on a roof will not harm the shingles.
Prodex Total roof insulation is paramount in creating a more comfortable and energy efficient house, keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in the winter. Prodex Total roof insulation is an absolute must in warmer climates. In colder climates, Prodex adds a R-value of 16 that is not affected by humidity, bridging or pinching. As stated, it provides a vapor barrier, radiant heat barrier and R-value. Prodex Total roof insulation reduces radiant heat transfer by 97%. Installing Prodex in the roof means that the heat from the sun will be reflected back out of your roof instead of crossing the airspace to be absorbed by the insulation on the attic floor and then radiated down into your house below.
Energy Savings: Payback on investment
The cost of insulation is measured as the time to payback the initial cost of the insulation through energy savings. Payback is calculated by dividing the initial cost of the roof insulation by the annual amount of savings in energy costs. Economic gains from installing insulation in the roof are well documented. Studies show that an attic insulation with a radiant barrier component can save as much as 17 percent on air conditioning energy costs. Research conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) has shown that the installation of an insulation with a radiant barrier component can generate significant financial savings. About 22 percent of the heat gain in a typical Florida house comes through the roof. A roof insulation with a radiant barrier component reduces heat gain through the roof by about 40 percent. The summer peak energy use savings was as much as 27 percent. This study also showed that the average peak reduction from the insulation with a radiant barrier component was three times as great as the savings produced by adding more fiberglass insulation (a change from R-13 to R-19). Whole house tests run by the Mineral Insulation Manufacturers Association and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory show the average reductions in ceiling heat flow from the addition of insulation with a radiant barrier stapled under the rafters between 24 and 30 percent. The US Department of Energy Attic Radiant Barrier Fact Sheet (DOE/CE-0335P) states that reductions in the cost of cooling can reach up to 17% by proper installation of a roof radiant barrier. The Oxford City Council has estimated that the cost to add insulation to an un-insulated attic will pay back in 2 years. Estimates are that insulating an un-insulated attic saves 25 percent on heating costs in cold climates. Heavily insulating the attic (R value + radiant barrier) is usually seen as a worthwhile investment. You can almost never have too much insulation. Remember Prodex Total House insulation adds a radiant barrier + R-value 16 + vapor barrier.
While fiberglass, spray foam, cellulose, rigid board and rockwool are made to resist or impede the flow of warm air, Prodex Total roof insulation does this plus reflects back infra-red energy from the sun so it does not penetrate the house. It can reflect back radiant heat inside the house so it does not escape. The concept is simple each unit of radiant heat energy that is reflected away from your house 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 cost.
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February 22, 2013