The right insulation product and application method is fundamental to a well-designed low-slope roof system. Thermal needs of a building, energy codes, cost savings and insurance criteria must also be considered. For these reasons polyisocyanurate, also referred to as PIR, polyiso, or ISO, is the most prevalent form of low slope roofing insulation, specified primarily for use in offices, health facilities, warehouses, retail and industrial manufacturing facilities and educational institutions.
Learn more by joining me for a free, hour-long lunchtime webinar, Low Slope Roofing Featuring Polyisocyanurate, on Wednesday, May 27 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET.
During this AIA accredited, Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) course, I’ll cover the background and current best practices of insulation in low-slope roofing applications with specific focus on this closed-cell, rigid foam board insulation.
I’ll also go over the terminology and application basics of how and when it is used, including how to:
- Define R-value in technical terms
- Describe the two types of insulation based on R-value
- Describe some of the features of polyisocyanurate as an insulating material
- Explain what the industry is doing about ozone depleting substances
- Describe some of the uses of polyiso insulation
- Describe some of the physical properties of polyiso insulation
- Describe tapered insulation and explain its function
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