Foam board insulation is an essential component in any wall assembly — it boosts R-values, helps manage moisture build up in the wall cavity and eliminates thermal bridging. But how thick should your layer of rigid insulation be? The answer hinges on nine general factors that determine the required thickness of foam board insulation on […]
Where Should Halo Interra Be Installed When Insulating a Roof? Halo Interra should be installed on the underside of the ceiling joists when insulating a roof. Such placement is ideal because fastening the Interra panels to the joists’ underside is the simplest way to insulate a roof. In contrast, installing the foam boards on top […]
Yes, foam board insulation is flammable. However, Neopor’s graphite polystyrene (GPS), which is used in Halo products, is treated with a fire retardant which greatly reduces flame spread and helps the fire to self-extinguish once the source of fire is removed. Thus, Neopor, and all Halo products, are approved for the construction of homes and […]
Installing foam board insulation shouldn’t be a difficult task that slows you and your crew down. Check out these simple, yet highly useful tips for getting through this scope of work faster.
Construction can’t always wait for a warmer day. If you’re building in the middle of a North American winter, check out these 5 steps to protect Halo’s rigid insulation products from cold-related damage
Why Adding a Layer of CI Is the More Cost-Effective Way to Increase Effective R-Value of Above-Grade Walls
Simply adding a layer of CI, such as Halo’s Exterra, can give you a whopping 34.5% R-Value boost, while only increasing your costs slightly. This method also creates a higher thermal lag, leading to reduced long-term energy costs.
Halo Exterra performs two functions in a building enclosure assembly (thermal resistance + functions as the water control layer with sealed joints), whereas Comfortboard by Rockwool only performs a single function providing a somewhat lower thermal resistance.
Why R-value is Important for Foam Board Insulation. R-values are a key metric used to assess insulation products. But what exactly do they measure? And why are they important? In this post, we’ll find out what R-values are, why they’re crucial to the homes we build, and how various insulation products compare in R-values. […]