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Technical Bulletin 101: "Roof Insulation Specimen Conditioning Procedure"
Describes the industry accepted procedure for determining R-value for impermeably faced polyiso products.

Technical Bulletin 102: "Compressive Strength"
Discusses the ability of rigid foam board to resist deformation or maintain shape when a force or load is applied.

Technical Bulletin 103: "Fire Performance in Walls and Ceilings"
Discusses polyiso insulation as it relates to building codes in construction and fire tests in walls and ceilings including ASTM E84 and ASTM E119.

Technical Bulletin 104: "Fire Performance in Roof Systems"
Provides an overview of polyiso insulation requirements for roof systems and key issues in fire performance, including the importance of the FM 4450 Calorimeter Tests and the UL 1256 resistance to interior spread of flame test.

Technical Bulletin 105: "Fire Test Definitions"
Provides an in-depth look at fire test procedures to building applications. Specifically, the bulletin reviews the following tests:

  • ASTM E84 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

  • ASTM E119 Standard Test Method for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials

  • Factory Mutual Roof Tests

  • Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

  • Roof Tests FM Calorimeter Test

  • ANSI/UL 1256/Resistance to Interior Fire Spread Test

  • The White House Test FM 4880 25" High Full Scale Corner Test

Technical Bulletin 106: "Polyiso Nailbase Insulation and Asphalt Roof Shingles: Design Considerations"
Provides an overview of the design considerations that should be addressed when installing asphalt roof shingles with polyiso insulation in steep slope roofing systems. The bulletin discusses the following design issues:

  • Ventilation: Benefits of providing a ventilating airspace

  • Shingle buckling: Steps to prevent shingle buckling

  • Vapor and air leakage controls: Controlling vapor diffusion and air leakage

  • Recommendations for installation: Details for proper construction

Technical Bulletin 107: "Dimensional Stability of Roof Products"
Provides an overview of an important characteristic of all roof materials—dimensional stability – and includes a review of the various tests that can be used to measure dimensional stability.

Technical Bulletin 108: "Tapered Insulation Systems"
Explains how a tapered roof insulation system is used to reduce or eliminate the amount of ponding/standing water on the membrane when the roof deck does not provide adequate slope. 

Technical Bulletin 109: "Storage and Handling Recommendations for Polyiso Roof Insulation"
Explains how to care for polyiso insulation on the job site and when stored.

Technical Bulletin 110: "Polyiso and Single-Ply"
Addresses good roofing practices that will help promote successful bonding of single-ply membranes with polyiso insulation

Technical Bulletin 111: "Class A and Class 1 Roof Assemblies Are Not the Same"
Explains why Class 1 and Class A are not the same.

Technical Bulletin 111C: "Roofing Regulations in Canada: Class A and Class 1 Roof Assemblies Are Not the Same"
Explains why Class 1 and Class A are not the same.

Technical Bulletin 112: "Moisture Generated During Construction"
Highlights the causes and ways to prevent moisture generated during construction.

Technical Bulletin 113: "Multi-Layering of Polyiso Roof Insulation"
Highlights the benefits of multi-layering polyiso roof insulation.

Technical Bulletin 114: "Ventilated Nail Base for Commercial and Residential Sloped Roofs"
Explains the energy efficient benefits of a vented nail cased system.

Technical Bulletin 115: "The High R Roof: Guidelines for Energy-Efficient Roofing and Re-Roofing"
Highlights how a High R Roof saves money, increases the energy efficiency of a building and reduces carbon emissions

Technical Bulletin 116: "An Integral Part of Sustainable Building and Leed Credits"
Explains how polyiso insulation may contribute to prerequisites and credits in LEED rating categories.

Technical Bulletin 117: "A Guide to the Classification of Polyiso Board Insulation Products" 
Discusses the different facer types of polyiso insulation boards and helps buyers and specifiers select the right board type for the job. 

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