Continuous Insulation
Continuous Insulation


Continuous Insulation

Continuous insulation is defined by the building code as an “insulating material that is continuous across all structural members without thermal bridges other than fasteners and service openings” (2018 International Energy Conservation Code). Applications for continuous insulation include above-grade walls, roofs, and below-grade walls. The uninterrupted thermal barrier across these surfaces increases the effective R-value of the building more than adding a similar amount of non-continuous insulation (such as in stud cavities). For additional information on the general benefits of continuous insulation, visit continuousinsulation.org.
 
Polyiso continuous insulation (“Polyiso CI”) delivers a high R-value when compared to other products, which allows for designed thermal performance to be achieved with a minimum thickness of insulation. For wall applications, Polyiso CI can be installed as a 3-in-1 building envelope solution to meet air and moisture barrier requirements. Additional technical details on Polyiso CI’s benefits and fire performance advantages can be found on the application-specific webpages