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Continuous Insulation - StarRGard Plus R-3

StarRGard Plus R-3 Continuous Insulation is the optimal choice for both Residential and Commercial Insulation. It is manufactured using BASF Neopor ® Graphite Polystyrene. Unlike other Rigid Insulation products StarRgard plus does not suffer from degrading R-Value over time and maintaining a stable R-Value over the life of the product. StarRgard Plus also serves as a weather resistive barrier when installed according to UES ER-572.

Applications

  • Residential CI Insulation paired with StarStruc Continuous Structural Insulation
  • Wall Sheathing
  • Cavity Walls
  • Interior Walls
  • Attics, Crawl Spaces, Gable Ends
  • Various Stucco Systems Including One Coat
  • EIFS Exterior Insulation Finish Systems

Benefits

  • 10-20% Material savings compared to other rigid insulation products.
  • 100% 20 Year thermal warranty
  • Meets 2018, 2015, 2012, IBC, IRC codes for Continuous Insulation (CI), Attics and Crawl Spaces

Product Data Sheets

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StarRGard Plus R-3 Continuous Insulation View Download

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  • Standard sizes:
  • 4’x8′, 4’x9′, 4’x10′ Panels (1/4″ to 52″ thick)
  • Also available in custom sizes
Properties Type I Type VIII Type II Type IX Test Method
Nominal Density (pcf) 1.00 1.25 1.50 2.00
Thermal Resistance (R-Value) ASTM C177
(per inch) at @25°F 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5
(per inch) at @40°F 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.3
(per inch) at @40°F 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Comprehenssive Strength (psi. 10% deformation) 10 13 15 25 ASTM D1621
Flexural Strength (min. psi) 25 30 35 50 ASTM C203
Water Vapor Permeability (perms) 4.0 3.1 3.1 2.5 ASTM E96
Water Absorption (max. % volume) 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 ASTM C272
Flame Spread Index 5 ASTM E84
Smoke Developed Index 25 ASTM E84
Water Absorption and R-Value Retention
StarRGard Thickness Design Temp R-Value*
.50"

40

75

5.45

5.35

.75"

40

75

6.68

6.53

1"

40

75

7.90

7.70

2"

40

75

15.8

15.4

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