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Insulation Foam Board Problems

1. Rigid Insulation Is Rigid!

Because foam board insulation isn't flexible, it does a poor job filling the gaps and cracks that exist in walls. As a result, air passes though these areas.

Air traveling in an out will bring moisture with it. This can lead to a multitude of problems such as mold, mildew and rot.

Prodex Total is flexible and it bends to fit any space requirement

2. Rigid Foam Insulation Does Not Prevent Radiant Heat Transfer

Radiant heat transfer is the primary source of heat-flow. Each unit of radiant heat energy that is reflected away from your home or building in the summer, and each unit that is reflected back during the winter, means less operation of your heating and air-conditioning system - Less wear and tear on your equipment - Less money you pay in utility costs.

Prodex Total reflects 97% of the radiant energy (primary source of heat-flow) that strikes it.

Insulation Foam Boards Don't Work On Uneven Walls

Basement walls often have contours where a 4x8 foam board won't fill the gap. This allows moisture to seep in.

Excess moisture can cause mold, mildew, odors, decay, fungus growth and wood rot. Due to the underground environment, moisture is the primary consideration in developing a basement wall insulation strategy.

The underground environment of walls below grade presents unique challenges that insulation boards don't meet. The walls of a basement are exposed to the surrounding soil, which will contain water. The moisture content in soil below three feet deep is almost always higher than the moisture content of the air inside. This difference in vapor pressure causes moisture to be driven from the soil into the basement or crawlspace interior by diffusion through the wall. A significant amount of moisture from the soil below the slab will wick upward into the basement through the slab.

Unlike foam board insulation, Prodex Total is flexible (a roll insulation), it will adjust to the slight contours of your walls, filling the crack and gaps - A true vapor barrier.

Prodex Total - A Better Choice
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Comparison Chart Of Foam Board Insulation vs. Prodex Total

What Makes Prodex Total Insulation Superior to Insulation Boards?
  • R-value unaffected by humidity
  • Prevents 97% of radiant heat transfer
  • Vapor barrier
  • Prevents condensation
  • Does not promote mold or mildew
  • Does not provide for nesting of rodents, bugs or birds
  • Seals around nails (no leak)
  • Made with 100% recyclable virgin raw materials.

Timmothy Peters: August 15, 2008

Dear Insulation4Less,
I've used Prodex in my pole barn, attic, basement and crawlspace. It's need, keeps things dry and comfortable. 

Paul C: March 12, 2012

Dear Insulation4Less,
Prodex Total was an easy install. I only needed my screw gun. I could tell the difference immedately. I'll use it in my crawlpace next. For independent reviews - Visit Site Jabber

Alternative to Foam Board Insulation For Sale - Prodex Total
10M Plus: R22

Thickness: 10mm (0.4") closed cell polyethylene foam covered on both sides with reinforced reflective foil. Twice as thick. Increased R. More strength. Better install.

5M Plus: R17

Select one of these 5M items: 48 inch, Fast Action, 72 inch, 24 inch or 16 inch. Thickness: 5mm (0.2") closed cell polyethylene foam covered on both sides with reinforced reflective foil. 

WHITE 5M Plus: R15.3

Thickness: 5mm (0.2") closed cell polyethylene foam with reflective reinforced foil on one side and plastic white finish film on the other side. Ideal where white finish is preferred.


Thickness: 5mm (0.2") closed cell polyethylene foam with reinforced foil on one side and wood finish facer on the other side. Decorate while you insulate.


Thickness: 5mm (0.2") closed cell polyethylene foam with reflective on one side.

Ideal for driveways, radiant floor and basements.

ACOUSTIC Insulation 24 inch and 16 inch

Thickness: 2-1/2". Low emittance foil finish on both sides of glass mineral wool. Provides MAXIMUM thermal and acoustic comfort.

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