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FOAMULAR 150 1 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. R-5 Tongue and Groove Insulation Sheathing

  • Closed cell rigid foam board, easy to handle, cut and install
  • Compressive strength of 15 psi, R-value of 5
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty for the life of the home

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FOAMULAR Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Rigid Foam Insulation offers a comprehensive line of products in a wide choice of sizes, thicknesses and edges with a Lifetime Limited Warranty for the life of the home or building. The products are easy to handle, score, cut and install & no special tools are needed. Products can be used on wood, steel framing or concrete walls. FOAMULAR XPS resists moisture and retains R-value even after exposure to standing water and wet soil. Only XPS foam to be GREENGUARD Gold Certified and the first XPS foam certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) to contain a minimum of 20 percent recycled content.

  • Dimensions: 1 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft.
  • Application: Exterior Sheathing & Interior Basement Walls
  • Designed to resist moisture and helps to block mildew
  • Has a higher R-value than wood fiber, plywood or 1/2 in. gypsum board products
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Is this material flamable and if installed on basement wall, should it be covered with dry wall or can be kept open?

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May 15, 2013
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All residential building codes require that this product be covered with a thermal barrier, which the code prescribes as drywall at least 1/2" thick. You cannot leave it exposed and comply with the code.
The foam product is flammable and the purpose of the drywall is to keep it from burning and killing you with fumes.
The applicable section of the 2006 International Residential Code:
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All residential building codes require that this product be covered with a thermal barrier, which the code prescribes as drywall at least 1/2" thick. You cannot leave it exposed and comply with the code.
The foam product is flammable and the purpose of the drywall is to keep it from burning and killing you with fumes.
The applicable section of the 2006 International Residential Code:
R314.4 Thermal barrier. Unless otherwise allowed in Section
R314.5 or Section R314.6, foam plastic shall be separated from
the interior of a building by an approved thermal barrier of minimum
0.5 inch (12.7 mm) gypsum wallboard or an approved
finish material equivalent to a thermal barrier material that will
limit the average temperature rise of the unexposed surface to
no more than 250°F (139°C) after 15 minutes of fire exposure
complying with the ASTM E 119 standard time temperature
curve. The thermal barrier shall be installed in such a manner
that it will remain in place for 15 minutes based on NFPA 286
with the acceptance criteria of Section R315.4, FM 4880, UL
1040 or UL 1715.
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It's a plastic, so it would melt and burn. I would sure cover it.
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May 16, 2013
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Yes. Foamular is flamable, and should not be left exposed. It should be covered with a 15-minute thermal barrier such as drywall, or OSB board.
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does this insulation only sell individually or is there a pack?

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Sidney, AR
March 12, 2013
I need to insulate a 10x20 cabin. I'm looking for the best option.
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You can buy in any quantity. It may depend on you home improvement center.
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If you are buying enough to insulate a cabin, then you probably want the thicker sheets, and to pro-deal a bulk purchase.
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March 13, 2013
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Typically, foamular is sold per sheet, but would depend on the store. You can speak with The Home Depot in your area to find out if they sell Foamular in bundles or sheets.
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Can I use this product under a basement concrete slab?

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Dear Prattsky: As the Owens Corning rep noted, the retail "150" version of Foamular is typically not used under concrete slabs. XPS foam board is a very popular insulation solution under concrete, however, and it won't take an engineer to figure out which version would be best for your application.
There are four versions of Foamular XPS foam board, which are all available from your Home Depot's Read More
Dear Prattsky: As the Owens Corning rep noted, the retail "150" version of Foamular is typically not used under concrete slabs. XPS foam board is a very popular insulation solution under concrete, however, and it won't take an engineer to figure out which version would be best for your application.
There are four versions of Foamular XPS foam board, which are all available from your Home Depot's Customer Service / Pro desk: 150, 250, 400, 600 and 1000 -- with compressive strengths of 15, 25, 40, 60 and 100 PSI. Foamular 250 is typically used under residential slabs and Foamular 450 and 600 are common in commercial applications. For the details do a Web search for "Foamular Foundation Properties for Load Bearing Slab Applications" and "Rigid Foam Board Applications" on the Foamular dot com website.
The foam board should also be installed like a tray under your slab, with a vertical 'rim' around the edge that will isolate the slab floor from the concrete foundation wall. A diagram is attached showing a typical assembly. The contractor that places your concrete foundation walls and slab should be familiar with the installation requirements and details.
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Using Owens Corning Foamular 150 under slab is Not a recommended use for this product. It has a compression strength of 15 psi. An engineer has to determine the loads that your application will endure, and then based off that calculation you can determine which compression strength Foamular you would need. Typically it will be a Foamular 250 (25 psi)or higher, however again, an engineer has to determine. Read More
Using Owens Corning Foamular 150 under slab is Not a recommended use for this product. It has a compression strength of 15 psi. An engineer has to determine the loads that your application will endure, and then based off that calculation you can determine which compression strength Foamular you would need. Typically it will be a Foamular 250 (25 psi)or higher, however again, an engineer has to determine. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry! Read Less
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I have 1 1/2 inch boards should or can i used 1 inch sheets for installation

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Daer Rijr: That depends on how you plan to install it and where. For interior applications, 1.5" or 1" is fine for walls and floors. You can also add more layers to boost the total R value. We recently completed a deep remodel on a house in Massachusetts, for example, and filled the walls with 3" of XPS, using 2" sheets followed by 1". A photo is attached.
For exterior applications, you can 'wrap' the Read More
Daer Rijr: That depends on how you plan to install it and where. For interior applications, 1.5" or 1" is fine for walls and floors. You can also add more layers to boost the total R value. We recently completed a deep remodel on a house in Massachusetts, for example, and filled the walls with 3" of XPS, using 2" sheets followed by 1". A photo is attached.
For exterior applications, you can 'wrap' the walls of a house with XPS before you install new siding. or cover the roof. Install your housewrap or water membrane first, then a layer of XPS. The foam board needs to be thick enough, however, to prevent condensation from forming on sheathing on the inside, which could lead to rot. Here are the numbers for different parts of the country, depending on how cold the winters get:
• R-15 in climate zones 7 and 8
• R-11.25 in climate zone 6
• R-7.5 in climate zone 5
• R-3.75 in climate zone 4
We wrapped the house in Massachusetts with 2" XPS panels, for example. In addition to insulation, this reduces air leaks and creates an additional barrier against water infiltration. A photo is attached.
Three important tips for every installation:
(1) Seal all of the edges and joints to block air leaks. The 'Windows and Doors' version of Great Stuff (in the blue can) works well; it remains flexible as things expand and contract.
(2) Foam board must be covered by a thermal barrier in occupied space, e.g. 1/2" drywall or intumescent paint. Drywall is easy for new walls, and intumescent paint is convenient for other areas. Look for: ForceField FireGuard, Home Depot Model # FFGD E84-g05 Internet # 203582028
(3) Foam board is flammable and should never be installed near anything that gets hot, e.g. a furnace, plenum, stove, chimney, recessed light can, etc. Use packed Roxul rock wool or board to fill these gaps.
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If you are using the Foamular 150 as sheathing, 1 " and 1 1/2" boards can be used. It is up to you to determine which is best for your application. 1 1/2" will give you an R-7.5 because you get an R-5 per inch. Please keep in mind with thicker the insulation sheathing, it may be more difficult to attach the cladding of your choice. You will have to be sure that your screws/nails you will use to a attach Read More
If you are using the Foamular 150 as sheathing, 1 " and 1 1/2" boards can be used. It is up to you to determine which is best for your application. 1 1/2" will give you an R-7.5 because you get an R-5 per inch. Please keep in mind with thicker the insulation sheathing, it may be more difficult to attach the cladding of your choice. You will have to be sure that your screws/nails you will use to a attach any cladding will be long enough to penetrate the Foamular as well as the OSB/Plywood sheathing. If you are using stucco or a heavy cladding, you may want to keep this in mind because the longer the screws/nails used for the Foamular, the more likely the weight of the cladding will cause a cantilever or movement downward. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a representative at your local Home Depot ProDesk and they will be happy to assist you. Or you can call 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) and a someone will be happy to assist you as well. Thank you for your inquiry! Read Less
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great product, but a little messy Easy to cut, easy to install, but a little messy when cutting. Some light vacuuming or sweeping will cover it. Great product overall. Very happy with it. June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Overall good product. I find that if you use a razor knife to cut this product use one that is long enough to cut all the way thru the 1" thickness. Being the first time I have used this product I cannot compare it to anything else. I will buy it again. March 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Window Insulation We're renting a house with old single pane (draft chamber) windows. I got a couple sheets of this 1" insulation, and cut it to fit snugly inside the window frame. At night, the sheets go up behind the blinds for a noticable improvement in the room temps for very little $. An easy, inexpensive improvement, that we'll be able to move to the next house, hopefully our own. April 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Versatile Product This product has uses beyond its intended use. It works great for model building besides insulation. Easy to work with, no little plastic beads flying around. Is easily formed and shaped. It is very versatile. January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stuff Used this under the floor of my peir and beam home to insulate the bathroom floors. Cut easily and I was able to tack it to the beams with ease. Compaired to last year a tthis time the floors are much cozier to walk on bare foot. November 22, 2009
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