3 in. x 16 in. x 8 ft. R-15 Squared Edge Insulation Sheathing
Designed for masonry cavity wall applications, FOAMULAR® CW25 extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation is virtually impervious to moisture. This moisture resistant property—along with its high R-value, light weight, competitive price and wide range of sizes—makes it ideal for use in a cavity wall system. Pre-cut 16″ wide boards yield fast, labor saving installation.
- Excellent long-term stable insulating performance of R-5 per inch.
- Exceptional moisture resistance, long-term durability
- Limited lifetime warranty2 — maintains 90% of R-value and covers all ASTM C 578 properties
- The only XPS foam to be GREENGUARD Children & Schools CertifiedSM
- The only XPS foam with certified recycled content— certified by SCS Global Services to contain a minimum 20% recycled content
- Will not corrode, rot or support mold growth
- Zero ozone depletion potential with 70% less global warming potential than our previous formula
- Lightweight, durable rigid foam panels are easy to handle and install
- Easy to saw, cut or score
Not for use in roofing. For roofing applications, use FOAMULAR® THERMAPINK® XPS insulation
Owens Corning’s FOAMULAR® extruded polystyrene insulation is an ENERGY STAR® qualified product.
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How to Install Batten Insulation When the Studs Are Wider Than 16 Inches
Uniform stud spacing is a mainstay of today’s construction practices because it allows builders to use wallboard, sheathing panels and other standard-size building materials with ease, says Pro Trade Craft. In new residential construction, the most common stud spacing is 16 inches on center. That means the builder measures from the center of one stud to the center of the next. Other allowable, but less common, spacing is 19.2 inches and 24 inches. Batten insulation is available to fit all three spacings, but not all lumberyards stock all three sizes.
The correct batten width should be ½ inch wider than the width of the stud space. For example, if the wall consists of studs on 24-inch centers, the width of the stud space is 22½ inches, so 23-inch battens are necessary. Most lumberyards stock 15-inch and 23-inch battens for standard 16- and 24-inch stud and rafter spacing. If you have 19.2-inch spacing, a lumberyard can order matching insulation battens.
Cutting to Fit
Precut insulation battens are not available for the irregular stud spacing often found in historic homes. The solution is to cut and fit each batten, which takes more time but isn’t difficult. For an off-size stud space such as 21 inches, you would add ½ inch and cut the batten in 21½-inch sections. Stack the cut battens in the stud space; the extra ½-inch width will hold them in place.
Insulation requires a vapor barrier on the “living side” of the wall, or as Eco-Home puts it, the "warm side." Paper-faced battens provide this barrier through foldout paper strips on the edges of the battens that staple to the studs on either side. If you have to cut the battens, the tabs are useless, and you’re better off installing unfaced battens so you can see how they fit in the space. After stacking the battens loosely, stapling a layer of clear polyethylene film to the studs provides an effective vapor barrier.
If the studs are 19.2 inches on center, it’s usually better to special order the appropriate battens and wait until they come in to keep from having to install a separate vapor barrier. Insulation battens get their thermal-resistance value from their loft. Compressing a batten reduces its insulating effect, so use a light touch when fitting the battens into the stud spaces. For the cleanest cuts, change utility knife blades often. Wear protective clothing, a respirator and protective eyewear to install fiberglass insulation battens.
CHOOSING THE BEST TYPE OF INSULATION
There are many different types of insulation available for the home: fiberglass, loose fill, rigid panels and expanding foam. Fiberglass is the most popular because it is easy to install and less expensive than the other types. It can, however, be confusing to buy because it is available in different widths, thicknesses and densities, and with or without a vapor barrier. Some stores even offer fiberglass insulation with features like low-irritation films.
It is important to understand the options available so you can choose the product that best fits your needs.
First consider your space requirements. Fiberglass batts are designed to fit between joists, studs or rafters. Most studs, joists or rafters are spaced 16 inches apart on center. Buy insulation 15 inches wide to fit these spaces. Get 23-inch wide batts for framing that is 24 inches apart on center.
Next, consider the thickness of the batts. Batts are available in 3 1/2 -, 6-, 8-, 10- and 12-inch thicknesses. For most home applications, choose either the 3 1/2- or the 6-inch-thick batts. These will fit between wall studs framed with 2-by-4s, or between joists framed with 2-by-6s. You may be tempted to try to increase the insulation value by buying extra thick batts and compressing them to fit in shallow spaces. This, however, will only compress the air pockets between the fibers and reduce their insulation value.
Fiberglass batts are available in precut lengths or in rolls. It's more economical to buy the insulation in rolls, then cut them to length, but take the time to calculate the lengths that you will need. Otherwise, you could have a lot of leftover pieces after the installation.
All insulation should have a vapor barrier to keep the moisture in the warm, interior air from condensing when it hits the cold air in the insulation. You may elect to install the insulation first, then cover the area with plastic. Or you can purchase fiberglass batts with kraft paper glued to one side.
The special paper serves as a vapor barrier, and it has flaps that you can staple to the framing members to hold the batts in place. This hold-down feature is not necessary in floor installations, but it will keep the insulation in place in a vertical wall space. When installing the insulation, make sure the vapor barrier faces toward the interior of the house.
The bane of fiberglass has always been that it readily sheds small fibers that can irritate the skin. For this reason, it is necessary to wear a long- sleeved shirt and pants, gloves, a dust mask and goggles when laying down batts.
Some manufacturers offer fiberglass insulation batts with special perforated plastic wrapping. The wrapping does not eliminate the need for protective clothing, but it helps to cut down the amount of loose dust and fiber irritants and makes it safer to handle the batts. This is a desirable feature for do-it-yourselfers with allergy problems.
Also consider the R-value of the insulation. The higher the R-value, the better the insulating qualities of the material. For most types of insulation, the R-value is determined by the thickness of the material. Fiberglass insulation 3 1/2 -inches thick might have an R-value of R-11, while the same material 6 inches thick would have a value of R-13.
It is possible to increase the R-value of insulation by piling on more insulation, thus creating a thicker layer. You can increase the R-value of the insulation in the attic floor by adding another layer of fiberglass batts on top of the existing layer.
Obviously you cannot add more insulation on top of the batts in the wall cavities. Here the space is limited, and you would have to compress the existing material to fit in the new.
There is, however, another alternative. Some manufacturers offer high-density fiberglass insulation. The high-density composition increases the R-values of the batts without adding extra thickness.
Normal low-density batts 3 1/2 inches thick have an R-value of 11. But you can buy medium-density fiberglass batts of the same thickness with an R-value of 13 or high-density batts with an R-value of 15.
Obviously you pay more for increased-density insulation--high-density batts may cost twice as much as normal-density batts--but often that added cost can be recouped with reduced heating bills.
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Batt and Roll Insulation Sizes
Batts of fiberglass insulation come in many different lengths, thicknesses and widths. Each size is meant for a specific application, with smaller, thinner batts used for most residential applications. Large buildings, including offices and warehouses that are built with metal framework, may require a batt that is slightly larger or thicker. Similarly, floors and ceilings also benefit from fiberglass insulation batts that are wider, longer or thicker.
The thickness, length and width of each insulation batt are the primary factors in determining its R-value, which is the amount of thermal resistance provided by that insulation. Standard insulation batts meant for use in metal frame construction, as well as those for wood-framed walls, are available in thicknesses of 3.5 inches, 5.5 inches and 6.25 inches. Insulation batts for wood-framed floors and ceilings are available in thicknesses of 6.25 inches, 6.75 inches, 8 inches, 8.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 10.25 inches and 12 inches.
Fiberglass insulation is available in different lengths, which makes it easy to fill cavities that are long or short. The longest fiberglass insulation batts are 96 inches, but these are typically reserved for metal framing. Batts are also available in lengths of 48 inches and 93 inches, which are better suited for residential applications.
Rolls of fiberglass insulation are sometimes used, particularly when insulating ceiling cavities and between high walls. These rolls are typically found in lengths of 17.5 feet, 24 feet, 25 feet, 32 feet, 39 feet, 40 feet, 48 feet, 62 feet, 70.5 feet or 80 feet. Rolls can be specially ordered at lengths of 90 feet or 104 feet.
Just as fiberglass insulation is available in different thicknesses and lengths, it is also available in different widths. Common batt widths in metal frame applications include 16 inches and 24 inches, while widths for residential construction include 15 inches and 23 inches. Fiberglass batts meant for use in roofs, ceilings and floors are available in several different sizes, including 15 inches, 15.5 inches, 16 inches, 23 inches, 23.75 inches and 24 inches.
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