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Get The Facts On Insulation Products

The insulation market is growing, and with this comes new varieties of insulation and of course, questions about how to make smart decisions for your home and buildings.
The insulation market is growing, and with this comes new varieties of insulation and of course, questions about how to make smart decisions for your home and buildings.
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Understanding Vapor Diffusion

Ever more stringent energy code requirements have necessitated increased insulation levels for non- combustible (i.e. steel stud, CMU, concrete) walls, and in many cases this includes adding exterior insulation. Additional insulation thickness and changes to the insulation location require reconsideration with regards to vapor diffusion and condensation control.
Ever more stringent energy code requirements have necessitated increased insulation levels for non- combustible (i.e. steel stud, CMU, concrete) walls, and in many cases this includes adding exterior insulation. Additional insulation thickness and changes to the insulation location require reconsideration with regards to vapor diffusion and condensation control.
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The Origins and Properties of Stone Wool

Stone wool (or mineral wool) was discovered on the islands of Hawaii at the beginning of the century. It occurs there naturally as a byproduct of volcanic activity. In its manufactured state, stone wool combines the power of rock with the characteristics of typical insulation wool.
Stone wool (or mineral wool) was discovered on the islands of Hawaii at the beginning of the century. It occurs there naturally as a byproduct of volcanic activity. In its manufactured state, stone wool combines the power of rock with the characteristics of typical insulation wool.
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Contributing to Fire Safety

Fire safety is all about risk. The probability of a serious fire in any building may be low, but the potential consequences are enormous. ROXUL insulation contributes to fire safety in multiple ways, but first and foremost we should all be educated.
Fire safety is all about risk. The probability of a serious fire in any building may be low, but the potential consequences are enormous. ROXUL insulation contributes to fire safety in multiple ways, but first and foremost we should all be educated.
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Government Programs and Incentives

The greatest potential for energy and CO2 efficiency gains lie in our existing buildings. Buildings are responsible for some 40% of our energy consumption and major CO2 emissions. Most of this energy is needlessly wasted.
The greatest potential for energy and CO2 efficiency gains lie in our existing buildings. Buildings are responsible for some 40% of our energy consumption and major CO2 emissions. Most of this energy is needlessly wasted.
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For Roofs, Hybrid can Mean High Performance

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How Thick Can Roof Coverboards be?

In low-slope roofing, coverboards have become ubiquitous as concerns about gaps and design requirements looking for high performance roof systems demand protective layers used on top of thermal insulation.
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(Dimensional) Stability on the Roof

Thermal insulation’s rate of dimensional change due to temperature variation is based on 3 physical and external factors: the difference in temperature, the coefficient of linear expansion, and the specimen length.
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Feeling the Heat, on the Roof

Roof insulation specifically helps to limit the spread of fire inwards from the exterior as well as help to limit the spread of fire from the interior of the building.
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