Every home and other types of buildings require insulation. Insulation protects the dwelling from weather and temperature conditions and provides a barrier from the outdoors. Insulation is a necessary requirement but not all types of insulation are the same. Continuous type insulation is the best insulation you can use because it provides supreme protection for the life of the product.
Benefits of Continuous Insulation
Continuous insulation has some benefits over other types. One of the most important benefits is that continuous insulation doesn’t lose its insulating abilities over time. It does not degrade like many other types of insulation so it maintains a stable R-value over time. This means that it will provide much more stable and longer-lasting insulation abilities.
Other types of rigid insulation products suffer from degrading R-value over time. R-value is the measurement used to determine thermal resistance in construction products. The value is determined using a formula that is the ratio of temperature difference and heat transfer over time. Products such as Polyiso and XPS have shown a significant decrease of R-value in the first 5 years and their long-term performance is questionable.
Continuous insulation also provides a much better barrier against weather when installed according to directions. StarRstruc and StarRgard are both continuous types of insulations products that are designed to provide high performance. They offer a weather resistant barrier, air barrier and R-values that will meet and exceed all building codes. Insulation that is continuous also ensures a uniform look on your home.
In addition, you will save on labor costs when using a continuous product. It is easier and faster to install because you don’t need to fit separate panels into place. Because the products perform multiple tasks you can save money by eliminating the need to purchase and install various items during installation.
About Continuous Insulation
StarRguard Plus and StarRstruc Plus are made with BASF Neopor® Graphite Polystyrene. This material provides a very stable R-value throughout the life of the product. It is available in a variety of thicknesses so you can choose the desired thickness for your needs. It is ideal for both residential and commercial construction.
StarRstruc and StarRstruc Plus insulation is designed for use with lateral bracing and transverse wind load resistance. StarRstruc Plus is available in ¾ inch with an R3 rating and in 1-1/8 inch with an R5 rating. StarRstruc is available in 7/8 inch thickness with an R3 rating and in 1-3/8 inch thickness with an R5 rating. StarRfoam also offers StarRguard for non-structural locations.
Determine the product that is needed using climate zone requirements per the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) climate requirements for single and multi-family homes with 3 stories or less. You will find the latest R-value requirements based on your climate zone.
You will find complete product details and information on our website or you can contact one of our specialists for assistance. We are happy to provide you with a quote for the product that best suits your needs. Contact us today for a product quote.
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