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Wall Knowledge Base: Installation Guides and Checklists


Looking for the best practices to optimize wall system performance? The following documents provide important step-by-step information for the successful installation of polyiso wall insulation within a variety of commercial and residential wall assemblies.

Jobsite Guide for Polyiso Wall Insulation

This document provides step-by-step information for attaching exterior wall coverings through polyiso insulation to wood or metal wall framing. The guide covers key aspects for successful installation practices, including relevant building code requirements, integration with other wall system components, and important jobsite handing and safety information.


       Polyiso Jobsite Guide 

Polyiso Wall Insulation Inspection Checklist

This document complements the Polyiso Jobsite Guide by providing a step-by-step checklist for the installer and the building official to verify successful installation of exterior wall coverings through polyiso insulation to wood or metal wall framing.


       Installer / Building Official Inspection Checklist

Fastening Systems for Continuous Insulation

 This report, published by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), provides detailed specifications for fastening continuous insulation products such as polyiso over wood and metal wall framing. The study‚Äôs findings validate the use of up to four inches of continuous rigid foam insulation and are recommended for addition to current and future building codes, such as the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC).

        Fastening Systems for Continuous Insulation


Construction Methods for Braced Wall Panels 

Section R602.10.4 of the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) provides detailed specifications for a wide variety of wall bracing methods suitable for use with continuous insulation. These methods include let-in-bracing (LIB), diagonal wall boards (DWB), and other methods that allow for the economical and efficient use of high performance continuous insulation products such as polyiso.


        Section R602.10.4 of the 2012 IRC


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