for Cold Climate Housing and much more

Last Updated: , Created: Thursday, October 14th, 1999

RIGID BOARD: SEMI-RIGID GLASS FIBER

Example: GLASCLAD from Fiberglas Canada -- but this product is no longer produced as of the summer of 2000.

Colour: Pink with Tyvek house wrap covering.

Thermal Resistance: RSI - .031/mm R - 4.4/in. High

Cost: High

Capacity to dry out if wet: Excellent.

Fire Resistance: Good

Fungus / Vermin Resistance: Good

Limitations:
-- Semi-rigid, so it must not be subjected to high compression loads or it will be crushed.
-- Some problem in keeping nails from breaking through. Often applied with 1x3 strapping over it.

Advantages:
-- Very highly permeable, so no condensation problems.
-- Light and easy to work with.
-- Will not shrink or expand with temperature.

Applications:
-- Use mainly as, or in addition to exterior sheathing under siding.
-- Roofs, ceilings, floors, interior foundation walls, ducts and pipes.

 


Keywords: Types, R-Value, Strapping, Insulation

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