New InsulFoam® HD Composite roof insulation system combines lightweight EPS with high-density polyisocyanurate for use in adverse weather
(Tacoma, Washington, September 27, 2011) – Insulfoam – a leading manufacturer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) building materials – has developed a composite insulation panel for new or retrofit roof systems requiring resistance to misuse, abuse and severe weather. The new
InsulFoam® HD Composite panel is a closed-cell, extremely lightweight and resilient EPS foam factory bonded to high-density polyisocyanurate cover board. The factory laminated composite insulation provides significant field labor savings, a cover board offering high compressive strength (100 psi), and high thermal efficiency that is not available with traditional foam insulation. www.insulfoam.com
Substantially less expensive than similar Iso composite products, the lightweight InsulFoam HD Composite insulation system makes an entire fully adhered single-ply roof system more resistant to abuse. Widely compatible with a range of roofing membranes – including EPDM (M-class rubber), TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin), PVC (polyvinyl chloride), CSPE (chlorosulfonated polyethylene), and low-sloped, built-up and modified bitumen membrane systems – it is also a suitable insulation underlayment for metal roofing.
The product has a full array of UL approvals, and is available in standard 4’ x 8’ panels, with thicknesses ranging from 1.5” to 7”. Insulfoam also produces custom lengths and widths with little or no impact on lead time.
“InsulFoam HD Composite insulation brings together the best features of two leading roof insulation materials for an extremely competitive price,” said John Cambruzzi, Director of Marketing and National Accounts for Insulfoam. “The R-values of the EPS remain stable over time for exceptional long-term insulation, and the polyiso caps that off with additional insulation and a protective layer. The product is substantially more lightweight than gypsum and OSB for faster install, while standing up to abuse. It provides long-lasting, energy-efficient roof insulation in a range of harsh climates.”
Insulfoam manufactures a diverse line of EPS insulation for virtually all roofing applications, including R-Tech® Fan Fold bundles, InsulFoam® SP with laminated facers, Tapered InsulFoam® blocks, and InsulFoam® FL flute-fill panels for use over existing metal roofs. The products are lightweight, easy-to-install, and resist moisture, while offering exceptional long-term insulating capability. Insulfoam’s EPS is 100% recyclable, made of a portion of recycled content, and contains no HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons) or formaldehyde.
The largest manufacturer of block-molded expanded polystyrene (EPS) in the U.S., Insulfoam supplies a wide range of versatile, durable and recyclable EPS products for the construction and OEM industries. Offerings include energy-efficient R-Tech® and InsulFoam® brand insulation panels for roofs, walls, below-grade and under-slab use; Premier SIPS structural insulated panels; InsulFoam® GF geofoam lightweight fill; and specialty EPS products for architectural shapes, floatation, packaging and other uses. Founded in 1959, Insulfoam is a leader in code compliance and product development, and provides short product lead times through its 10 nationwide manufacturing facilities. The company is a division of Carlisle Construction Materials (NYSE: CSL), a leading manufacturer of building products. www.insulfoam.com, (800) 248-5995