P2000 Insulation System

P2000

Conventional beliefs are that a well insulated wall must be a thick wall. Comparing 1" of P2000 to traditional 6" of fiberglass is an unrealistic comparison. Although 6" of fiberglass technically has a higher tested R-value, P2000 outperforms the fiberglass when installed in a building envelope. As designed, both insulations affect heat transfer but how they do it is where they differ.

Which insulation is most effective? In theory, fiberglass resist heat flow and collects it where P2000 deflects it turning heat around, this makes it a more efficient way of insulating structures in a more comprehensive view.

In today’s marketplace, insulation is sold based on center of cavity thermal resistance, or R-value, but that is only one piece of the thermal equation. Common issues of traditional insulations when installed in a building envelope include:

  • Conductive heat loss

  • Air leakage and convective heat loss (can be 35% of heat loss/gain in a building envelope)

  • Moisture infiltration (water is highly conductive)

  • Radiative heat loss (can be 55% of heat transfer in ordinary air spaces)

  • Installation deficiencies

  • Thermal bridging (average of 25% of a residential building’s surface area is framing)

  • Long term stability

The P2000 Insulation System is designed to address major issues traditional insulations have:

  • Radiative Heat Losses - When using metalized facers 90+% of the thermal radiation that comes in contact with the insulation is reflected

  • Air / Moisture, Infiltration & Convective Heat Losses - Unique double flap sealing system aids in the formation of a continuous barrier to moisture and air infiltration making the overall insulating performance of the system unaffected should it become wet

  • Thermal Bridging - P2000 Insulation System is designed to cover these areas completely

  • Installation Deficiencies - The P2000 Insulation System wraps the building envelope completely covering structural framing members, as a result, the performance of the this System is less dependent on stud configuration following nominal patterns

  • Installation practices - Wiring, piping, etc has little or no effect on insulating performance since, in most cases, they do not penetrate the material

P2000 End View Conductive Heat Losses are addressed by an EPS core that exhibits a nominal R-value of 4.3 at one inch of thickness. This material is similar to the foam cup we have trusted for years, that protects the hand from both hot and cold temperatures.

 

Interesting Fact: 
The thermal stability of EPS has been thoroughly documented in long term tests. It is lightweight, easy to install and qualifies for up to 26 LEED points.