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Field Study of Exterior Walls in a Hot and Humid Climate
Field Study of Exterior Walls in a Hot and Humid Climate

In-situ monitoring and performance analysis of stone wool exterior insulation

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Energy and Hygrothermal Analysis of CLT Enclosures - Research Summary
Energy and Hygrothermal Analysis of CLT Enclosures - Research Summary

Comparing assemblies using stone wool and rigid foam exterior continuous insulation

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Performance of Strapping Attachment on Walls with Long Screws though ROCKWOOL Rigid Insulation – Technical Bulletin
Performance of Strapping Attachment on Walls with Long Screws though ROCKWOOL Rigid Insulation – Technical Bulletin

Research and in-situ performance has shown that attaching exterior strapping with just screws directly through layers of ROCKWOOL rigid stone wool insulation is an efficient cladding attachment solution from a thermal, structural and moisture perspective.

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Temperature Dependence of Aged Polyisocyanurate Insulation R-values
Temperature Dependence of Aged Polyisocyanurate Insulation R-values

Measure and compare thermal performance of polyisocyanurate insulation which has been collected from various existing buildings having been exposed to real environmental conditions.

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Drainage Balance Testing and Wall Comparison
Drainage Balance Testing and Wall Comparison

Analysis of drainage and drying potential of ROCKWOOL® stone wool exterior insulation in comparison to extruded polystyrene (XPS)

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Moisture Durability of Stone Wool Insulation
Moisture Durability of Stone Wool Insulation

Constructing buildings with continuous exterior insulation reduces thermal bridging and heat loss through the enclosure. It has also been repeatedly shown to reduce moisture durability risks related to cold weather condensation.

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Wind Washing of Air Permeable Insulation
Wind Washing of Air Permeable Insulation

Modern enclosure design favors the use of exterior continuous insulation (ci) over the supporting structure.

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Dimensional Stability of Rigid Board Insulation Products
Dimensional Stability of Rigid Board Insulation Products

investigate and compare the dimensional stability of 10 insulation products

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Full Scale Wall Testing in the Pacific Northwest
Full Scale Wall Testing in the Pacific Northwest

Hygrothermal Performance Comparison of 3 Continuous Insulation Types

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Full Scale Wood Framed Wall Testing in Pacific Northwest
Full Scale Wood Framed Wall Testing in Pacific Northwest

Hygrothermal Performance Analysis of a Flow-through Wood Framed Wall Assembly

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Structural Testing of Screw Through Insulation - Steel
Structural Testing of Screw Through Insulation - Steel

As the construction industry moves toward more energy-efficient buildings, exterior insulation has been recognized as an effective solution for increasing the thermal performance of wall assemblies.

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Structural Testing of Screw Through Insulation - Wood
Structural Testing of Screw Through Insulation - Wood

As the construction industry moves toward more energy-efficient buildings, installing exterior insulation is an effective solution to increasing thermal performance of wall assemblies.

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Expansion and Contraction of Roofing Insulation Systems
Expansion and Contraction of Roofing Insulation Systems

Testing of roofing systems using common insulation materials

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