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Structural and insulated sheathing? OH-BOY!

Dow has come out with another innovative product that Joe lstiburek is endorsing as well! Styrofoam SIS provides structural shear bracing and the thermal break between the studs and exterior  cladding. The product is also said to be water resistant and come in various sizes and dimensions of R-3 to R-5. This could  be a great costs savings to contractors that use rigid foam on the exterior of their homes to eliminate thermal bridging and have to sheath the walls with plywood  or OSB for structural sheathing as well. The product is also has a thin Thermo-Ply-Type material made up of recycled cardboard accounting for 80% post-consumer waste which  is important for the Green builders. Dow is also recommending that this product  can be used as the drainage plane-however from experience I would say to wrap the home with Tyvek instead unless you want to tape every seam. Dow does recommend taping with Weather mate construction tape-and even Joe Lstiburek is impressed with the tapes performance! go to www.styrofoam.com for more  information on the product, this might be a great new product for the high performance home builder. Joe does recommend allowing drying potential behind  the sheathing, more  information on this can be  found at www.eeba.org or www.buildingscience.com

Posted by Tad Duby at 4/6/2008 10:46:00 PM
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