THERMAX™ Metal Building Board has a polyisocyanurate foam core with embossed aluminum foil facers on both sides, which serve to dampen noise resulting from the system's movement when outside temperatures change. The insulation can be installed exposed to the interior without a thermal barrier.
For best results, seal joints with tapes or joint closures from Dow.
Building Code Compliance
Complies with ASTM C1289 Type I, Class 2. Meets IBC/IRC requirements for foam plastic insulation. See ICC-ES ESR1659. FM 4880 – see Factory Mutual Approval Guide. UL Classified. Calif. Std. Reg. # CA T383.
Dow Polyisocyanurate Insulation 15-Year Limited Thermal Warranty (95KB PDF)
Installation Procedures for THERMAX™ Insulation in High-Humidity Metal Buildings(156KB PDF)
Joint Closure Systems for Enhanced Protection Against Air and Moisture Product/Installation Information (146KB PDF)
THERMAX™ Advantages Exposed – Sell Sheet (253KB PDF)
THERMAX™ Insulation Exposed Interior Wall Applications in Metal Buildings with Low Humidity (366KB PDF)
THERMAX™ Metal Building Board Product Information (519KB PDF)
THERMAX™ Metal Building Guide Specification (460KB PDF)
THERMAX™ Metal Building Board has a polyisocyanurate foam core with embossed aluminum foil facers on both sides, which serve to dampen noise resulting from the system's movement when outside temperatures change. THERMAX™ Metal Building Board provides both insulation value and an interior finish system for walls in metal buildings.
|Nominal Board Thickness(1), in||R-Value(2)(3)||Board Size, ft||Edge Treatment||Min Compressive Strength(4), psi|
|.50||3.3||4' x 8' / 4' x 10'||Square Edge||25|
|.75||5.0||4' x 8' / 4' x 10'||Square Edge||25|
|1.0||6.5||4' x 8' / 4' x 10'||Square Edge||25|
|1.5||9.8||4' x 8' / 4' x 10'||Square Edge, Shiplap||25|
|2.0||13.0||4' x 8' / 4' x 10'||Square Edge, Shiplap||25|
(1) Not all product sizes are available in all regions.
(2) R means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. R-values are expressed in ft2• h•°F/Btu. R-value determined by ASTM C518.
(3) Consult your Dow Seller or Technical Service Center for information on different R-values.
(4) Vertical compressive strength is measured at 10% deformation or yield, whichever occurs first. Since Dow polyisocyanurate insulation is a visco-elastic material, adequate design safety factors should be used to prevent long-term creep. For static loads, 3:1 is suggested. For dynamic loads, 5:1 is suggested.
07 20 00 – Board Insulation
07 21 13 – Board Insulation
07 42 13 – Pre-engineered Metal Building Insulation
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