How P2000 Works
Why is P2000 so effective!
Conventional thinking leads most consumers to believe that a well insulated wall has to be a thick wall. With the P2000 Insulation System, that is no longer the case. Instead of relying on thick layers of insulation to absorb heat and slow down thermal transfer, the P2000 Insulation System is engineered to address the major issues that plague most conventional insulations:
P2000 End View Conductive Heat Losses are addressed by an EPS core that exhibits an R-value of 3.8 to 4.1 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.
Radiative Heat Losses are addressed using highly reflective, proprietary metalized facers. These facers reflect 90+% of the thermal radiation that comes in contact with them.
Air / Moisture, Infiltration & Convective Heat Losses: proprietary facers also serve as air, vapor, and moisture barriers. A unique double flap sealing system aids in the formation of a continuous barrier to moisture and air infiltration. Should P2000 become wet, the overall insulating performance of the system has been shown to be unaffected.
Thermal Bridging through structural framing members is minimized since the P2000 Insulation System is designed to cover these areas completely.
Installation Deficiencies are not as pronounced since the P2000 Insulation System wraps the building envelope, completely covering structural framing members. As a result, the performance of the P2000 Insulation System is less dependent on stud configuration following nominal patterns. Installation practices such as wiring, piping, etc have little or no effect on insulating performance since, in most cases, they do not penetrate the material.
Long Term Stability of the EPS core has been proven both mechanically and thermally.