Category Archives: Perimeter & Below-Grade Insulation

Specifications – Are they important?

By: Dale Mullikin, Regional Sales Manger Architects, engineers, and contractors all agree that specifications are really important. Specifications are written by architects and engineers to make sure the project is built with appropriate materials and provide details for specific use … Continue reading

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All that Glitters is Not Gold: How Stable is your R-Value?

By: Doug Wehrwein, Sales Representative It’s generally understood that extruded polystyrene (XPS) offers more initial R-value per inch than expanded polystyrene (EPS) yet because of its lower cost, EPS offers a better value. Are you aware that XPS manufacturers use … Continue reading

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Big Picture Contractor Initiative

By: John Myers, Sales Representative – Architectural Products It is easy for us to lose sight of all the opportunities that surround us as we focus on the demands that come our way daily. How often have you looked back … Continue reading

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Facts About EPS and Water Absorption

By: Doug Wehrwein, Sales Representative Extensive testing has confirmed that the closed-cell structure of EPS reduces moisture absorption over prolonged periods. Even when moisture absorption has reached the maximum threshold there is minimal effect on the thermal performance of EPS … Continue reading

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The Polar Advanatge

Jim Nugent, Regional Sales Manager The primary function of rigid insulation on a building is to thermally protect the building envelop and provide energy savings and comfort to the occupants. Energy codes and experience are driving the growing of placing … Continue reading

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