Division 7 Ebook Page 335 FOAMULARŪ in Metal Roofing Case Study

A school construction team in Virginia recently had a rare opportunity to discover how extruded polystyrene insulation holds up under a standing seam steel roof and severe weather conditions. When the insulation in a nearly 10-year-old roofing system was tested, it retained 95 percent of its rated insulating value. In May of 1997, builders broke ground on the construction of Monticello High School in Charlottesville. Specifications for the project included Owens Corning R-20 FOAMULAR extruded polystyrene foam insulation in large part because the product is "hydrophobic," meaning it does not readily absorb water, and has a warranty that says it will retain 90 percent of its insulating capacity for 20 years. In early 2006, the Albemarle County School Board approved a capital improvement program and construction UNDER RAIN, SLEET AND SNOW - PINK FOAMULAR INSULATION HOLDS ITS VALUE Monticello High School, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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