Resources for Polyiso CI Use by PIMA Members
The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA), released updated versions of their 300 Series Technical Bulletins focused on the use of Polyiso in residential wall systems.
The 300 Series includes four bulletins:
- Technical Bulletin 301: Polyiso CI Performance in Residential Wall Applications
- Technical Bulletin 302: Wall Bracing with Polyiso CI
- Technical Bulletin 303: Moisture Control with Polyiso CI
- Technical Bulletin 304: Energy Efficiency with Polyiso CI
The 300 Series provides excellent technical information for architects, consultants, building owners and roofing contractors who are specifying and building with Polyiso insulation.
The goal of these bulletins is to provide information specific to Polyiso continuous insulation, where wall-bracing techniques, reducing the risk for moisture condensation and accumulation, and minimizing thermal bridging are design and use considerations.
Review and download the 300 Series from the PIMA website.
Use these technical bulletins in concert with the resources available at continuousinsulation.org for a library of support for foam sheathing design, specifying and installation. In particular, the wood and steel framing member calculators help evaluate U-factor and vapor retarder options for wall assemblies using foam sheathing.
Our hope is that you find these resources valuable. Should you have any questions please contact us at any time!
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- Video: How the 'Perfect Wall' Solves Environmental Diversity
- Video: How Important Is Your WRB?
- Video: A Reliably Perfect Wall Anywhere
- Video: The Best Wall We Know How to Make
- Video: How to Insulate with Steel Studs
- Video: Thermal Bridging and Steel Studs
- Video: Better Residential Energy Performance with Continuous Insulation
- Video: How to (Not) Ruin a Perfectly Good Wall
- Video: Tar Paper and Continuous Insulation? No Problem!
- Video: Do CI and WRBs Go Together?
- Video: Assess Your 'Perfect Wall' Using Control Layers