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Metal Building For Sale - Prodex Total
10M Plus: R22, Thickness: 10mm (0.4") closed cell polyethylene foam covered on both sides with reinforced reflective foil.
5M Plus: R17, Thickness: 5mm (0.2") closed cell polyethylene foam covered on both sides with reinforced reflective foil. Included in this Group: 48 inch, Fast Action 48 inch, 72 inch, 24 inch, and 16 inch.
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.
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Fiberglass, Spray Foam and Bubble vs. PRODEX TOTAL
Fiberglass Loses R-value And Cracks In Metal Buildings
Once fiberglass insulation gets wet (and it will get wet, due to condensation) it will lose R-value! Water trapped between fiberglass insulation and the exterior of a building will also cause mold, fungus growth, rust and oxidation - Conditions that will degrade the metal and shorten the service of the structure. In addition, fiberglass insulation does not prevent radiant heat transfer (the primary source of heat-flow in and outside your building).
Take a look at the white vinyl facing the next time you're in a metal building - It will be either sagging, or sagging and flaking. This is due to the added weight of water. Behind the white vinyl is a wet, mold filled blanket that will eventually cause the white vinyl to crack and fall off. At some point, when you're exposed to the toxic fibers, you'll be forced to remove the insulation - Hopefully before it does too much damage to the metal framing. Avoid an insulation that collects moisture, attracts mold, cracks and needs to be replaced. If you insist on using fiberglass, use it in conjunction with Prodex Total, so the Prodex can keep the moisture out of the fiberglass.
The Prodex Total R-value is not affected by humidity. This feature cannot be over emphasized. There will always be some humidity in a metal building and your insulation must work in these conditions.
We repeat! 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.
Spray Foam Insulation Won't Stop Radiant Heat Transfer
In addition to being very expensive, spray foam insulation won't prevent radiant heat transfer (the primary source of heat-flow in and out of your metal building). Without a radiant barrier, when your roof gets hot it radiates solar-generated heat down. This often results in it being hotter in your building or house than out. It's also suggested you supplement open cell foam with a vapor barrier. Why not get the vapor barrier all in one product?
Bubble Air Issues
Foil Only Single Bubble Double Bubble Prodex Total 5M
Take a look at the photos above. Even if you didn't know anything about double bubble insulation or Prodex Total, which would you choose? The obvious choice is Prodex Total. It has a high quality core that keeps its shape when exposed to forces. Prodex Total 5M plus has a nominal thickness of 5mm (0.2"). Prodex Total 10M is 10mm (0.4"). Both are closed cell polyethylene foam covered on both sides with reflective reinforced foil facing.
Under pressure, the Prodex micro-cells do not collapse -- With a pressure of 6 PSI Prodex compresses just 6%. When the load is relieved it takes back its initial shape. The density of the foam is between 1.25 lb/ft (sq) - 1.87/ft (sq). This gives the material real body.
Because Bubble insulation has a core composed of air rather than closed cell polyethylene foam, it lacks the long-term consistence in performance of Prodex Total.
Summary of why is Prodex Total the Best Metal Building Insulation?
Prodex Total stops cold, condensation, air and heat transfer. It's R-value not affected by humidity. It installs easily. Does not provide for nesting of birds or rodents. It seals around punctures and it doesn't promote mold or mildew!
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Over a million orders totaling more than 4 billion square feet of insulation sold.
- R-unaffected by humidity
- Prevents 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.
One solution to Cold, Heat and Condensation - You'll be warm in winter, cool in summer and dry all the time.
Updated July 1, 2020