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Energy Shield® is the most cost-effective and energy-efficient insulated sheathing material available on the marketplace. The wall insulation is available in a variety of thicknesses, which provides immediate energy savings for many types of construction applications. Due to Atlas Blowing Agent Technology, Energy Shield® wall insulation offers several green qualities, including zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and zero Global Warming Potential (GWP).
Energy Shield® is manufactured with trilaminate facers (foil-kraft-foil) on the top side and a trilaminate or solid foil facer on the unprinted back side. Energy Shield® can help meet or exceed the Model Energy Code, (see ASHRAE Standard below) and is available in a variety of thicknesses.
Energy Shield® helps meet or exceed the Model Energy Code (ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010) as an air barrier material. Being part of a complete whole building air barrier system, the insulated sheathing has a high insulation R-value, ranging from 3.0 to 21.7. When the wall insulation board joints are sealed with a self-adhering flashing grade tape, the Energy Shield® envelope also functions as a weather-resistive barrier.
Atlas polyiso has been tested for VOC and formaldehyde emissions, in which reported emissions were below the maximum emission levels allowed under both the GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Schools and Children criteria. These tests confirm that Atlas polyiso insulation materials are all very low-emitting products.
Insulated sheathing offers excellent thermal performance when compared to wood-based sheathing. As energy costs continue to rise, solution-based building components have never been more important. Atlas Roofing is an industry pioneer, being the first to develop insulation products with both Zero Ozone Depletion and Zero Global Warming Potential.
For specific information about all Atlas Sheathing applications, please download the Atlas Insulating Sheathing Installation Details. Energy Shield® is typically specified for:
The current International Residential Code calls for continuous insulation or insulating sheathing in certain zone climate zones. These requirements will likely be increased and or extended to other climate zones. The next IRC will require the installation of a layer of continuous insulation over the entire exterior of walls of many one and two family dwellings. This requirement will provide for a “thermal break” and added R-value to the structure - making the building much more airtight and energy efficient, as compared to current and past required construction. Atlas can help you meet these needs with our versatile line of wall insulation products.
Energy Shield® is a component of a wall system recognized as a Water Resistive Barrier by the International Residential Code Report #ESR-1375. See the WRB Tapes and System page for more information.
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