I am looking to finish my basement this winter, and came across your product. “InSoFast” now with the tighter insulation requirements, Residential Requirements of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, InSoFast answers how do I meet the continuous insulation code.
It looks like it will save me a lot of time and money verse the standard 2×4 installation. I have a question though, in my basement, where the cinder block meets the sill plate, there is either an indentation of about an inch or a slant. The floor joists overhead I have only 83″, the cinder block only goes up to 75″ where the slant starts and indents close to 3″.
We show you how to attach rigid foam to concrete. You should insulate your rim joist before installing the InSoFast Panels.
DO NOT use Fiberglass insulation to insulate your rim joist. It will not stop air infiltration or add R value around joist or under a bay window, the inexpensive cost of $100 for fiberglass is not worth the price.
How to insulate a cinder block wall after you lay the blocks and the mortar sets.
We created this studio where we can demonstrate how to install InSoFast.
Thermal Control Layer
The addition of InSoFast’s exterior rigid insulation can significantly improve the wall assembly thermal performance because it provides a continuous insulation layer that diminishes the impact of thermal bridges caused by framing.
Thermal bridging through framing components reduces envelope insulation performance by 15-20% in wood frame construction and by 40%-60% in metal frame construction
Continuous Insulation (Ci) is an insulation blanket around the exterior of the structure. Ci creates a thermal break between wall framing and the exterior conditions. Installing CI reduces energy loss caused by bridging over the thermal gaps at the wood or metal studs and other wall framing components. Additionally, InSoFast’s insulation on the exterior of wall framing reduces potential for moisture problems. InSoFast acts as a moisture barrier, so water that gets into the wall system is deflected or drained away. Next InSoFast when insulation is placed on the exterior of the wall structure, the dew point is moved outward reducing the potential for condensation on the warm side of the wall where building materials are more sensitive to rotting.
InSoFast’s ci systems integrates the following key features: continuous insulation (ci), an air/moisture barrier, drainage, capillary breaks, and a variety of finish options to create a superior, sustainable wall cladding. This high-performing, insulation panel saves energy and returns your investment for years to come. InSoFast ci improves indoor comfort and air quality and lowering life-cycle costs.
Advancements in energy efficiency requirements for homes has practically mandated continuous insulation as a thermally efficient means of code compliance for standard or higher levels of performance homes or dwellings.
The threat of moisture damage also is reduced
InSoFast’s advanced panel additionally to reducing heat loss and increasing the R-value of the wall system, the other benefits of putting insulation on the outside of your wall: Include reducing the chance for the moisture in the cavity (water vapor) to condense on the inside face of the sheathing, which happens when the sheathing temperature is below the dew point. This moisture can lead to mold and mildew, and can reduce the effectiveness of the cavity insulation and ultimately shorten the life of the wall through rot. You have to ask yourself, “Why not use InSoFast to prevent rot?”