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, 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 effects the physical properties and performance of each type of insulation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Four high performance commercial roofing applications that utilize the superior attributes of XPS.
2. Best specification practices for XPS insulation to enable accurate project bids.
3. Physical property differences between XPS, EPS and polyiso foam plastic insulation.
4. Key building code requirements for the four commercial roofing applications.

Delivery: Live

Internal Course Code: XPS12-22

Duration: 1h

HSW Compatible: Yes

Point of Contact Name: Drew Clausen

Point of Contact Email: Drew.Clausen@owenscorning.com

Accredited Associations

Architectural Support - Commercial Insulation

Susan Raneri
Northeast U.S.
Drew Clausen
Central / Southeast U.S.
Saboura Rokhsari
West U.S.