Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Insulation in High Performance Commercial Roofing

Course Description: Commercial roofing systems are quite varied. As such, their performance expectations are varied, and their suitability for different applications vary. Certain types of high performance roofing systems require specific components, and performance standards to achieve energy efficient and durable life cycle performance. This course describes the high performance attributes of extruded polystyrene insulation (XPS) in commercial roofing applications including PRMA (green/vegetated), mechanically attached & fully adhered single-ply, architectural metal and recover systems for which XPS is uniquely suited. It defines the building code/performance standards and best specification practices for those systems. Further, it compares various insulation types, how they are manufactured, and how the manufacturing process affects the physical properties and performance of each type of insulation.

Course Code: XPS01-14

Course Duration: 1.00 hour(s)

Point of Contact Name: Owens Corning

Point of Contact Email: ocbuildingspec@owenscorning.com

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