The Premier Roof Reflective Insulation -
Designed for metal, clay, tile, plastic and shingle roofs. Ideal for flat and pitched roofs!
Prodex Total reflects 97% of the radiant energy (primary source of heat flow) that strikes it. 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. Fiberglass and spray foam insulation do not prevent radiant heat transfer.
U.S. Department of Energy: "Reflective insulation incorporates radiant barriers -- typically highly reflective aluminum foils -- into insulation systems that can include a variety of backings, such as Kraft paper, plastic film, polyethylene bubbles, or cardboard, as well as thermal insulation materials."
Roof Insulation R value
Any roof that uses fiberglass insulation rather than Prodex Total will have moisture issues (typically hidden behind facing), Loss of R-value (consequence of the moisture) and heat gain U.S. Department of Energy: "The R-values of some insulations also depends on...moisture accumulation."
The R-values of reflective insulation and mass insulation are based on the same fundamental equation: The ability to stop heat transfer.
Effects of Cold, Heat And Moisture On A Flat Or Tilted Roof
Cold - Winter temperatures turn metal, clay, plastic and tile roofing cold. The cold transfers through to the inside of your building or home resulting in a higher heating bill.
Radiant Heat - Summer sun rays hitting the roof material radiates downward (inside). It can make it unbearably hot inside. Most roof materials magnify the heat of the summer.
Condensation - It can seem like a tropical rain forest under an unprotected metal, clay, tile or plastic roof. It's worse on those days where there is a greater contrast between temperatures at night vs. day. The morning sun hitting the cool roofing material can create a drip. When warm air comes in contact with the cool material, condensation occurs. A temperature difference between the outside and inside of your roofing material creates condensation - Similar to what happens when you have a cold can of beer outside on a hot day.
What Makes Prodex Total The Best Roof Insulation?
- 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.
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Roof Insulation Materials
Prodex Total 5M Plus: R17. 5mm (0.2") closed cell polyethylene foam covered on both sides with .0012 inch (0.03mm) aluminum foil facing.
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. Technical Brochure
Prodex Total 10M Plus - R22. Twice as thick as regular Prodex Total. 10mm (0.4") closed cell polyethylene foam covered on both sides with .0012 inch (0.03mm) aluminum foil facing.