At this week’s International Builders’ Show, Dow Building & Construction (Booth W2543), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is introducing THERMAX™ White Finish insulation for interior basement walls, crawl spaces, garage walls and ceilings, and pole barn and shed walls and ceilings.
An unfinished basement, garage, conditioned barn or workshop can be responsible for approximately 22% of a home’s energy loss, according to the manufacturer, a significant finding at a time when energy costs are rising at an unprecedented rate and consumers and builders are looking for cost-effective measures to enhance the energy efficiency of their homes.
Similar to THERMAX Sheathing, THERMAX White Finish is among the most energy-efficient insulations available, with an R-value of 6.5 at 1 inch, according to the manufacturer. It also delivers exceptional moisture resistance and fire performance.
THERMAX White Finish is a rigid board insulation consisting of glass-fiber-reinforced polyisocyanturate foam core laminated between durable foil facers.
The finish has a clean, embossed white acrylic-coated aluminum facer that creates an easy-to-maintain and aesthetically pleasing finished appearance.
The finish boards are lightweight and easy to handle, and can be installed exposed to the interior of basements, crawl spaces and garages without a thermal barrier such as drywall, creating a finished appearance in one easy installation process, Dow says. This translates into savings in time, materials and money. And installing versus studs and fiberglass batts is quick, easy and clean.
THERMAX White Finish is backed by a 15-year thermal warranty.
For more information about Dow insulation products, click here, or call 866-583-BLUE.
The Dow Chemical Company is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Supplier 100 of NAHB.
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