Foam board insulation is a rigid polystyrene or polyurethane product that is formed into sheets. Foam board is used as insulation because it is lightweight and easy to handle. Foam board insulation can fit between standard construction frames and is easy to cut down to size. Foam board insulation is waterproof, and it can help to provide structural integrity in the building.
Rigid foam board can be used in both new and retrofit construction, including interior and exterior wall insulation, as well as roof decks. Rigid foam board insulation can be used in:
- Masonry cavity walls
- Below-grade basement walls
- Crawl spaces
- Framed walls (wood and metal)
- Pre-engineered metal buildings
- Cathedral and flat ceilings
Easy to Install
Foam board insulation is easy to handle and install. It does not cause any skin irritation when it is being installed and does not have any associated odor. If it is properly installed, it will not break down.
One of the big advantages of foam board is how easy it is to work with. It is manufactured to be very light and it will slot right into standard construction framing. Installing it for your attic insulation requires no special tools. It can easily be cut to fit or snapped to smaller sizes.
Keep Framing Dry
Foam board can be used on exterior walls in order to keep your framing dry. This is because the foam board will raise the dew point of your exterior wall, meaning it can help water condense away from the building framing.
If you want insulation that is easy to work with, live in an area that does not have much humidity, and are not installing it in a basement, you should consider working with foam board. If you have any further questions about foam board insulation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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