What can I use to cover rigid insulation?

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Does XPS need to be covered?

Most interior XPS boards must be covered with an accepted thermal barrier. Some XPS products have passed the NFPA 286 testing and don’t require a thermal barrier; check with your manufacturer to see which XPS products are exempt.

Can XPS insulation be painted?

You can also paint XPS foam board, but acrylic and latex paint won’t adhere well without a solid layer of primer or a mixture of PVA glue and paint. It is important to avoid using solvent-based or oil-based paints because the chemicals found in these types of paints can damage foam board insulation.

Do you have to cover rigid insulation?

Rigid foam insulation, whether it is expanded or extruded polystyrene, does have to be covered if it is installed in the interior of a building. This wall covering must have a minimum fire rating to protect the insulation from quick combustion during a fire.

How do you install siding over rigid foam insulation?

You can install vinyl siding directly over foam as long as your nails extend through it and attach firmly to a solid nail base. The Vinyl Siding Institute recommends 3/4-inch nail penetration, but the International Residential Code requires 1 1/2 inch nail penetration for vinyl siding.

Do you put Tyvek over insulation board?

DuPont™ Tyvek® wraps can be installed UNDER or OVER exterior foam insulation. The DuPont™ Tyvek® wrap should be installed on the same plane as the window flanges to allow for the most effective installation.

Can you leave XPS insulation exposed?

If FOAMULAR® insulation is not covered immediately, it is recommended that it be covered within 60 days. When exposed for up to 60 days, gradual color fading and/or dusting of the surface may occur. Fading or color loss, while noticeable, will not affect the performance of FOAMULAR® XPS insulation.

Does XPS insulation need a vapor barrier?

XPS is manufactured in both an unfaced form or with different plastic facings. However, XPS is considered a vapor retarder, not a vapor barrier.

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Can rigid foam insulation be left exposed?

As far as I know, most types of rigid foam insulation can’t be left exposed, but need to be covered with a layer of drywall for fire resistance.

Can you install vinyl siding over rigid insulation?

Vinyl siding can be used in original construction or as a replacement for old siding. It typically is installed over rigid foam board insulation fastened to wood wall sheathing. Insulation provides a smooth surface for vinyl that allows expansion and contraction.

How do you side over foam insulation?

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Do you need house wrap with foam board?

One of the biggest questions homeowners have about house wrap is whether it can be installed together with foam insulation. The answer, happily, is yes. In fact, the two products combined make your home super-insulated from outside wind and weather.

What goes first house wrap or foam board?

If this quandary has you discombobulated, though, here’s an easy way through the thicket: If you are installing “innie” windows, your housewrap should go under the foam. If you are installing “outie” windows, your housewrap should go over the foam.

Is foam board a vapor barrier?

Rigid foam board, especially foil-faced polyisocyanurate, creates a vapor-impermeable barrier, so the wall would have limited drying potential. Even more permeable types of insulation, such as expanded polystyrene, are vapor barriers when the installation is thick enough.

How many layers of house wrap do I need?

two layers

The building code requires two layers, or equivalent, over wood-based sheathings when the cladding is a cementitious product; however, many consultants still advise that two layers are the best practice, even when not applied over wood-based sheathings.

Can I Staple Tyvek house wrap?

Tyvek says you can use 4 staples per 9 feet of house wrap if you tape over them an apply the siding right away. But a cap stapler is better. Apply house wrap up the gables before installing exterior trim, even if the attic is not conditioned.

Is it OK to double house wrap?

There is no problem with doing this. Housewrap is “breathable” by design so you won’t trap moisture anywhere. You could build a wall with ten layers of housewrap and it would be more durable, not less.