31 Jan '14, 6am

Energy Nerd: Two New Exterior Insulation Products for Walls

At this point, DuPont is promoting the use of ThermaWrap R5.0 for use behind vinyl siding and brick veneer. The product can’t be used behind wood lap siding, fiber-cement siding, or stucco unless some type of vertical furring strips are first installed underneath the quilt. DuPont plans to introduce a new product called Insulated Battens to make it possible to use ThermaWrap R5.0 behind these other siding types. Although the design of these Insulated Battens has not been finalized, the battens will probably be made of plywood bonded to a layer of XPS Extruded polystyrene. Highly insulating, water-resistant rigid foam insulation that is widely used above and below grade, such as on exterior walls and underneath concrete floor slabs. In North America, XPS is made with ozone-depleting HCFC-142b. XPS has higher density and R-value and lower vapor permeability than EPS rigid in...

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