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Contents

  1. Application (uses)
  2. What is used for insulation in homes?
  3. What's the best type of insulation for my home?
  4. What is the cheapest way to insulate an old house?
  5. Applications (uses)?
  6. Cold, Heat and Condensation in a house
  7. Comparisons
  8. Insulation for sale | Price | Buy
  9. More Benefits of Prodex Total Plus
  10. What do others think?

Applications (uses):

attics, crawlspace, roof, ceiling, wall, basement, air duct, RADIANT HEAT (under concrete / under wood), above floor, house wrap, garage door, cathedral ceiling, radon barrier, concrete block wall...more

What's used for insulation in homes?

Fiberglass and cellulose are the most commonly used insulation products in houses. Unfortunately, these products lose R-value if moisture is present. Unless you live in the driest of climates, moisture will always be present. In addition, these items do a poor job of preventing radiant heat transfer (The primary source of heat flow). If you insist on using one of these products, you should supplement it with radiant and moisture protection.

What's the best type of insulation for my home?

Cold wet winters, hot summers and strong winds characterize the typical conditions a house insulation must address. 

Insulation that loses R-value due to moisture, allows air passage, neither prevents condensation nor repels the summer heat is obviously NOT the best the insulation for your home.

Traditional insulation types such as fiberglass and cellulose lose R-value when exposed to humidity - There is always humidity in a house. They do not prevent radiant heat gain. They also do not prevent air passage. 

Prodex Total Plus = Insulation + Radiant Barrier Vapor Barrier + Air Barrier  - All in One Product! Given those facts, we submit it's the best insulation for a home. It definitely needs to be part of a complete insulation system. 

What is the cheapest way to insulate an old house?

An old house needs insulation to prevent heat loss. It especially needs a good seal from air. It requires protection from moisture and radiant heat gain. The cheapest way to insulate a home is to acquire one product that meets all your needs. Prodex Total is uniquely qualified to addresses all these demands.

Our delivered price is better than any insulation that matches our specifications. If you feel we're mistaken, please email sales@Insulation4Less.con the web address of where you feel you've found a better deal.

 Heat, Cold and Condensation in a House

Any home that uses fiberglass rather than Prodex Total will incur condensation and loss of R-value as a consequence of moisture in the fibers. The house will also get hot on sunny days from radiant heat transfer.

Condensation - It can seem like a tropical rain forest inside an unprotected home. It's worse on those days where there is a greater contrast between temperatures at night vs. day. A temperature difference between outside and inside your home will create condensation - Similar to what happens when you leave a cold can of beer outside on a hot day.  

  • Heat - Mid-summer sun rays hitting the roof of a house radiates the heat inside (especially metal roofs). It makes it unbearably hot and humid inside. 
  • Cold - Winter temperatures on the exterior sheathing turns it cold. The cold sheathing sometimes creates the effect of an ice box making colder inside the house than out. 

Why Do I have Ice Dams Inside My Roof?

Temperature differences between inside and outside your home can create condensation. The condensation that forms under roofing can make it seem like it's raining inside in the summer of frosting in the winter.

Prodex eliminates the moisture (condensation) from forming on the sheathing. It does this by making the temperature of the inside of the sheathing approximately the same as the outside. When the heat or cold from outside comes through the sheathing it hits the outside reinforce foil of Prodex and is reflected back upwards through the underside of the sheathing. This process keeps the sheathing temperature consistent on both sides. In addition, the inside layer of reinforced foil in Prodex reflects away the heat (heater) or cold (air-conditioning) from inside the house from getting to the sheathing. This also helps in preventing condensation. 

 R-value In A Lab

You need an insulation that doesn't lose its thermal protection when you need it most - In the humidity of a winter. Fiberglass and cellulose R-value tests are done with the parameters of no humidity and no air. Maybe that exists somewhere in the universe, but not in your house.

The Prodex R-value is not affected by humidity. Other insulations such as fiberglass lose R-value once damp - And it will get damp due to normal humidity levels. Once fiberglass insulation gets damp, it will stay damp. Not only will you have trapped moisture in the blanket causing rot, oxidation, mold etc., the damp blanket will provide less and less R value as the moisture builds. Couple this with the fact that fiberglass insulation does not prevent radiant heat transfer (primary source of heat flow) and you can see why fiberglass insulation is not the recommended as a stand-alone insulation for house.  

It's Hotter Inside My House Than Outside

Ever wonder why it's so hot and humid upstairs in your house in the summer? Roof materials exaggerate the heat of the summer and frigid temperatures of the winter. Metal is a very good conductor of heat and cold. In hot weather, metal sheeting rapidly radiates the sun's heat into a house. In cold weather it rapidly releases the heat out of your house. 

Prodex reflects 97% of the radiant energy (primary source of heat flow) that strikes it. Prodex also reflects back the heat inside your home. Each unit of radiant heat energy that is reflected away from your home 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.

mass insulation heat flow reflective insulation heat flow

Prodex Total Plus reduces the transfer of heat across air space by the use of two surfaces having high thermal reflectance and low emittance. This thermal insulation uses closed cell foam, two reinforced foil surfaces and trapped airspaces to form an efficient insulation system. It is used as a stand-alone and supplement insulation.

Comparing Prodex Total Insulation to Rigid Insulation Board, Spray Foam, Fiberglass and Cellulose

chart compares Prodex Insulation to rigid insulation board, fiberglass, cellulose, spray foam...

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, pole barn or house). 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? 

Rigid Board Is Rigid!

Because it's inflexible, it does a poor job filling the gaps or cracks that may exist in your walls. As a result, you'll have air passage ways in and out of your home. Air traveling in and out will bring moisture with it. This can lead to a multitude of problems such as mold, mildew and rot. It also doesn't prevent radiant heat transfer.

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Prodex Total 10M New Tag

House Insulation For Sale - Prodex Total

10M PlusR22, Thickness: 10mm (0.4") closed cell polyethylene foam covered on both sides with reinforced reflective foil.

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5M PlusR17Thickness: 5mm (0.2") closed cell polyethylene foam covered on both sides with reinforced reflective foil. Included in this Group: 48 inchFast Action 48 inch72 inch24 inch, and 16 inch.

prodex insulation cross section

WHITE 5M PlusR15.3Thickness: 5mm (0.2") closed cell polyethylene foam with reflective reinforced foil on one side and plastic white finish film on the other side.

rustic prodded insulation roll

RUSTIC 5M R15Thickness: 5mm (0.2") closed cell polyethylene foam with reinforced foil on one side and wood finish facer on the other side. 

   

 

Insulation Roll Sizes (Full Product List)

Other House Insulation Products For Sale

reflective bubble reflective insulation cross sectionReflective Bubble Reflective Insulation: 4ft x 125 ft roll. Single bubble. Reflective insulation composed of 1 layer of 5/32 inch (4mm) polyethylene bubble sandwiched between two metalized, low emissivity surfaces.  

white poly reflective insulation cross sectionReflective Bubble White Poly Insulation: 4 ft x 125 ft roll. Single bubble. Reflective insulation composed of 1 layer of 5/32 inch (4mm) polyethylene bubble sandwiched between layer of metalized, low emissivity surface and 1 one layer of white polyethylene.  

foil fiberglass vinyl insulation cross sectionFoil Fiberglass Vinyl Insulation4 ft x 125 ft roll and 6 ft x 125 ft roll. Ideal for commercial or residential applications where white facing is preferred. Radiant barrier composed of 1/4 inch fiberglass core bonded to one layer of 99% pure aluminum and one layer of durable white scrim-reinforced facing material.

Roll Sizes     

More Benefits of Prodex Total Insulation

Protect Content 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. (Vapor Barrier, Class 1. perm<0.1 ).

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 reinforced foil.

Prodex Total Deadens Sound of Rain and Hail

Roof materials can exaggerate the sound of rain and hail. Prodex has excellent sound deadening. 

Installing House Insulation

It's a lot easier and less expensive to install a roll of Prodex than a bulky 6 inch roll of fiberglass. Installing House Insulation

How do I know this is a great product?

BBB and independent Reviews at Site Jabber (links on bottom right of every page). 

To meet the unique insulation requirements of varied weather conditions you need a total insulation system -  Prodex Total Insulation = Insulation + Radiant barrier + Vapor barrier + Air barrier.

 Summary of Benefits

  • R-value is unaffected by humidity
  • Prevents 97% of radiant heat transfer
  • Vapor barrier
  • Prevents condensation
  • Prevents air seepage
  • 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.

The R-value of reflective insulation and mass insulation is based on the same fundamental equation (The ability to stop heat transfer). How R-values are Measured

Mobile Home Insulation 

The only major difference between a mobile home and a standard home as it relates to insulation is space. You do not have the luxury of space to apply massive insulation. A (0.2 inch, 5mm) or (0.4 inch, 10mm) thick Prodex roll is a perfect match for your house walls.

insulation, radiant barrier, vapor barrier, air barrier

Insulation + Radiant Barrier + Vapor Barrier + Air Barrier - All In One Product!

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Over a million orders totaling more than 4 billion square feet of insulation sold.  

Updated July 5, 2020

 

 

 

 

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