Fan-Fold Foam Board Corona NY

Fan-fold foam board in Corona is widely marketed as an easy fix for improving the thermal performance and water resistance of walls when re-siding. But if not applied properly, this option could lead to moisture problems, according to leading building-science experts.

Local Companies

SilverLining Interiors, Inc.
2091 Broadway, third floor
New York, NY
Fuschetto & Cipriano Landscaping Inc
(516)676-1840
708 Glen Cove Avenue
Glen Head, NY
Helping Hands Landscaping
(516)627-6851
52 Hillside Avenue
Manhasset, NY
Broadway Floral
(212)425-2234
5 Hanover Square
New York, NY
Fury Landscaping Garden Center
(516)485-8525
659 Woodfield Road
West Hempstead, NY
Alure Home Improvements
1999 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
Paragon Installers, LLC
556 N. Route 17
Paramus, NJ
Flowers by Freyhammer
(516)599-0816
220 Hempstead Avenue
Lynbrook, NY
Julian David Associates
(718)423-2118
25145 Van Zandt Avenue
Little Neck, NY
Irrigation Services Inc
(516)561-0088
3935 Greentree Drive
Oceanside, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

Source: REMODELING Magazine
Publication date: September 1, 2005

By Clayton DeKorne

Best practice calls for stripping off existing siding, then installing a good weather barrier.

Fan-fold foam board is widely marketed as an easy fix for improving the thermal performance and water resistance of walls when re-siding. But if not applied properly, this option could lead to moisture problems, according to leading building-science experts.

At about ¼-inch-thick, fan-fold foam board adds only R-1 to R-1.5 to the wall system, a negligible insulation improvement. Foil-faced products promise higher R-values, but only when installed with a minimum ¾-inch air space in front of them, an option that requires siding over strapping. According to foam board manufacturers, the advantage of fan-fold is really that the board provides a consistent surface over the old siding, eliminating cracks and crevices that lead to energy-robbing drafts. All manufacturers recommend taping the foam to help stop air leaks and prevent water that gets through the siding from leaking behind the foam.

Photo: Courtesy THE JOURNAL OF LIGHT CONSTRUCTION
Certainly, the foam board provides a smooth working surface for installing new siding, but whether there is a significant improvement in thermal performance is hotly debated. “The danger is that you are putting an impermeable layer over the wall,” explains Steve Easley, a building consultant who specializes in helping building.

Click here to read full article from Replacement Contractor

Related Articles
- Hidden Decking Fasteners Corona NY
Who came up with the first hidden decking fastener is open to debate. Weston Leavens remembers first seeing them in a magazine sometime around the end of the Reagan administration.
- Engineered Lumber Corona NY
- Eliminating Swirls in Precast Panels Corona NY
- Fasteners and Connectors Corona NY
- INNOVA® 3100 Tools Corona NY
- Green Product Reviews Corona NY
- Drywall Finishing Corona NY
- Hidden-Fastener Tool Corona NY
- Green Home Improvement Products Corona NY