Rigid Board Insulation
Dupont Styrofoam™ & Thermax Rigid Board Insulation
We offer Dupont Thermax (polyisocyanurate) and Dupont Styrofoam (XPS, extruded polystyrene) previously known as Blue Board. Both are closed-cell foam products. Rigid insulation comes in panels of a variety of thicknesses which provide different R values. Easy to work with, rigid insulation can be incorporated into new constructions or added later to increase R-value. Panels are glued or attached with fasteners and can be cut with a utility knife or saw.
Dupont Thermax offers increased thermal efficiency and is formulated to provide a class A fire rating. This allows it to be used without an additional covering in interior spaces.
Dupont Styrofoam is an economical choice that can be used in both interior and exterior applications. Lightweight and easy to use, Dupont Styrofoam should be covered by siding, drywall, or other materials.
What is "Closed Cell Foam"? Closed Cell Foam is where the cells (bubbles) within the foam are completely enclosed and separated. These closed cells do not allow moisture or air to flow from one cell to another. That's why closed-cell foam is a good insulator. Open Cell Foam has openings between cells which allow air and moisture to flow through the foam. A good example of open-cell foam is a sponge. Good for collecting water but not a good insulator.
Why use Closed Cell Foam? Aside from being a good insulator, closed-cell foam products are excellent at sealing gaps and cracks that allow air to sneak past traditional insulation. Closed cell products don't allow water to collect and are recommended where moisture buildup or mold could be problematic.