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Exterior Insulating Sheathing for an Effective Thermal Envelope

Dramatic temperature fluctuations happen all over, whether you are experiencing cold snaps or heat waves, you want the interior of your home to be comfortable and the thermostat to stay where you put it! So how do you stop dreading that next energy bill? You guessed it – By having an effective thermal envelope around the exterior of your home. We have covered the below-grade applications, now we move on to exterior insulating sheathing for above-grade walls.

Top 5 Reasons to Insulate Your Home’s Foundation with Plasti-Fab EPS Products

Throughout the month we will be continuing our discussion on the importance of a thermal envelope for residential construction. Changing the thought process from individual insulating applications to how your home performs when all the pieces come together will help you decide what products…

Applications for Plasti-Fab’s High Compressive Strength EPS Insulation

High compressive resistant EPS insulation is used in not just commercial and industrial applications, but can be used in residential construction as well. As a highly versatile product line, the higher compressive strength afforded by the likes of PlastiSpan 20, 25, 30, 40 and…

How to Install Radon Guard™ Insulation – A Key Component in Radon Mitigation Systems

Radon Guard™ Insulation is a 2-in-1 solution for both insulating under slab and mitigating Radon and other harmful gases before they can enter your home or building. The installation process is straightforward and saves time on site by replacing the code-specified stone required for…

EPS or GPS for Insulated Roofing Applications – How Do You Choose?

When you embark on a roofing project, there are many layers (literally) to your project. Selecting the right insulation to meet your goals is one of them. So when you evaluate the type of insulation you require, it is important to measure what matters….

The Great Debate: EPS vs. XPS for below-grade applications

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation has been used successfully as a below-grade insulation product for over 50 years. Today we are finishing up our below grade series with some technical information and testing results of how EPS performs in below-grade situations as compared to XPS….

The Dirt on Under slab and Perimeter Insulation Part 1

We are about to spend the next few weeks covered in dirt. That’s right – throw on your work boots and join us as we take you through the world of insulating below grade with under slab and perimeter insulation. Last week we talked…