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Atlas EnergyShield® rigid wall insulation is a closed cell polyisocyanurate (polyiso) foam core, faced with a reflective foil facer on the front and a non-reflective, red acrylic-coated facer on the back. EnergyShield® wall insulation combines high R-value, durable foil facers, and water resistive attributes in a high performance rigid insulation board. EnergyShield® is suitable for a variety of continuous insulation (CI) applications.
Panel sizes are 4' by 8' or 4' by 9'. Panels can be supplied in nominal 16" or 24" widths for use in cavity wall applications. Custom sizes are also available.
EnergyShield® wall insulation is recommended for use in residential applications as well as Type V light commercial construction.
Common applications include:
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.
The use of EnergyShield® can be considered a WRB and potentially part of an air barrier assembly. In these types of installations it is required to tape or seal all joints between boards and at penetrations and openings. Atlas recommends sealing into rough opening flashing and to other portions of the building, including the roof and below grade. Atlas EnergyShield® foil facers are compatible with most standard joint fillers, sealants and adhesives. Consult the product manufacturer for specific compatibility. WRB Tapes and System