Review of Various Types of Insulation Materials Used in Buildings
Thermal performance of the building envelope has always been a priority for building designers and owners. Today’s requirements—based on the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB)—do not specify which type of thermal insulation should be used, but rather indicate the minimum performance requirements based on U-values.
The selection of the insulation material used in roofs or exterior wall assemblies is a critical step in ensuring
Learning objectives :
Understanding the concept of U-value and the difference between U-value, R-value, and effective R-value
Recognizing various thermal insulation types and identifying their individual strengths when used in building construction
Recognizing the impact of construction type on overall thermal performance
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POLYISOCYANURATE INSULATION PANELS
SOPRA-ISO insulation boards, engineered to provide improved thermal resistance, are made at our state-of-the-art, LEED® Gold-certified manufacturing facility.
EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE PANELS
SOPRA-XPS is a closed-cell, strong and versatile foam insulation made of rigid flat panels. It is mainly used as thermal insulation for foundation systems, parking lots and inverted roofs, including rooftops and green roofs.
CLOSED-CELL SPRAY-APPLIED POLYURETHANE FOAM
SOPRA-SPF is a high-quality product designed for interior and exterior insulation applications, whether commercial, industrial, or residential.
THERMAL AND ACOUSTICAL CELLULOSE INSULATION
SOPRA-CELLULOSE insulation is made of 85% post-consumer recycled newspapers. It acts as a protective shield to reduce the transmission of heat and sound. Efficient and environmentally friendly, SOPRA-CELLULOSE will reduce energy consumption and improve comfort under a wide range of climatic conditions.
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“We only use SOPREMA products on our building envelope projects. Not only do we love the products, but we also receive great customer service and technical support from our technical representative. SOPREMA goes above and beyond.”
“SOPREMA is our preferred source for envelope systems. We know that by having SOPREMA on the job, we’re getting a high-performance product with reliable service and great product support!”
“SOPREMA offers a wide array of different products to suit the entire building envelope all available from one supplier. SOPREMA products are very user-friendly, and the people are very knowledgeable in regard to technical and product support.”
We cover roofing, walls, foundations, and more. This means you get material compatibility and tie-in solutions. No more confusion at transitions.
We’re there for you every step of the way, with our quality assurance training program (QATP) focused on building-envelope science. The result? More peace of mind, since it’s the best way to help control and limit your liability.
More than 60 technical representatives across Canada support and train the pros who install waterproofing products. Proper training reduces the risk of error during installation and helps ensure the longest product life possible.
With its polyisocyanurate, cellulosic and extruded polystyrene manufacturing plants, SOPREMA has demonstrated its ability to offer a wide variety of low-environmental impact insulation products suitable for any type of application.