Metal Building Insulation Comparison Chart: Fiberglass, Spray Foam and Bubble vs. Prodex Total
How To Insulate A Metal Building
Prodex Total can be installed before or after your metal sheeting. For fastest and easiest installation, install before applying your sheeting.
New Buildings: lnstall the insulation over your purlins and girts (sandwiching it between the sheeting and the purlins/girts).
How to Insulate An Existing Metal Building
Easy - Attach the insulation under the purlins and girts. Visit How to insulate an existing metal building
It's a lot easier and less expensive to install a 5mm or 10mm roll of Prodex than a bulky 6 inch roll of fiberglass or spray foam. Pinching 6 inches fiberglass between the framing and sheeting is not easy. It's really tough having to use a wire mesh to hold fiberglass in place on an existing building. Spray foam is not DIY friendly.
Protects Contents From Vapor - Prodex is a class 1 vapor barrier. A vapor barrier (moisture barrier) refers to any material that prevents moisture from passing through the walls or roof of a building. This material can be plastic or better yet, Prodex Total Insulation - 0.2 inch, 5mm closed cell polyethylene foam covered on both sides with reflective reinforced foil facing. Prodex Total Insulation (Vapor Barrier, Class 1. perm<0.1).
Prodex Insulation Prevents Rodents, Bugs and Birds from Nesting
Unlike fiberglass insulation, Prodex does not provide for the nesting of rodents, bugs and birds. Rodents, bugs and birds aren't able to digest the aluminum.
Prodex Total Deadens Sound of Rain and Hail
Metal skin on a building can exaggerate the sound of rain and hail. Prodex has an excellent sound deadening properties.
Increased Lighting Efficiency
Prodex provides a bright, attractive finish to your metal shed. It reflects the light, making it easier to light the building interior.
How do I know this is a great product?
Prodex Total is ICC-ES recognized. BBB link bottom right of every page. Real-time customer comments on every product page. Independent reviews (bottom right of every page).
To meet the unique requirements of a steel building, insulation for steel buildings should combine: R-value, Radiant barrier, Vapor barrier and Air Barrier properties.
Metal Building Insulation Rolls
Prodex Total 5M Plus - R17. 5mm (0.2") closed cell polyethylene foam covered on both sides with reflective reinforced foil facing. Roll Sizes
White Prodex Total 5M Plus: R15.3. 5mm (0.2") closed cell polyethylene foam with reflective reinforced foil facing on one side and plastic white finish film on the other side.
Prodex Total 10M Plus - R22 Twice as thick as regular Prodex Total. 10mm (0.4") closed cell polyethylene foam covered on both sides with reflective reinforce foil facing.
If fiberglass is used as metal building or pole barn insulation rather than Prodex Total, you'll have moisture issues (typically hidden behind facing), Loss of R-value (consequence of the moisture) and heat gain.
Prodex Total is also a vital part of a complete home insulation system.
Why Choose I4L As Your Steel Building Insulation Company?
- Independent I4L and Prodex Insulation reviews at Site Jabber. Site Jabber is the leading community of online business reviewers. The community helps consumers find great online companies and avoid scams. The community has grown to over 850,000 members and has reviewed over 58,000 online businesses. Site Jabber was developed in part with a grant from the National Science Foundation.
- BBB report. For over 100 years, BBB has set the standard for ethical business behavior. We're proud to maintain an "A to A+" rating. This rating takes into account a company's size in its relation to complaints. We're proud to maintain an "A to A+" rating. We've been accredited since March 15, 2004
- Prodex Insulation Reviews on every product page
- ICC-ES Recognized - ICC-ES is an evaluation service that takes independent test data for a variety of products and analyses it against a uniform Acceptance Criteria that is recognized internationally.
- Over million orders totaling more than 4 billion square feet of insulation sold.
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Metal Building Insulation Prices
- Roll Pricing on every product page
- Shipping calculator on every page in blue bar
- For Discount volume pricing or to order click the "Order Here or Get A Quote" button
Updated July 10, 2019