Isoclad

Rigid insulation for above grade exterior walls

With air barrier/non-vapour barrier membrane

ISOCLAD combines the insulating performance of an expanded polystyrene panel with an air-barrier membrane, while still providing a permeable solution.

NEW AND RENOVATION
Commercial. Industrial. Institutional.

ISOCLAD RESIDENTIAL

Advantages

ELIMINATES THERMAL LOSSES
Continuous insulating envelope. The installation of ISOCLAD rigid insulation on exterior walls eliminates undesirable heat transfer zones called thermal bridges. Several insulating values available for design requirements.

PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENTS 
High-performance air/water barrier system. Shiplapped on 4 sides, ISOCLAD ensures better airtightness and watertightness thanks to its high-performance air/weather barrier membrane and its edges. Air-barrier system tested according to CAN/ULC-S742 Standard.

ALLOWS HUMIDITY TO ESCAPE 
Non-vapour barrier. No need for ratio calculation. Featuring exceptional water vapour permeability, ISOCLAD allows moisture trapped in walls to escape, reducing the chances of mold and ensuring peace of mind for designers and building owners.

INSTALLATION : TWO STEPS IN ONE
Reduce your labour costs. By combining the rigid insulation panel and the air-barrier membrane into one product, the step of installing the air barrier in a roll is eliminated. This facilitates and accelerates the execution of insulation and sealing work.

Continuous insulating envelope

  • Maximizes the insulation performance of the wall.
  • Increases comfort and energy efficiency.
  • Keeps the building warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • Completely insulates floor joists — with 9 or 10 ft lengths.

High-performance air/water barrier system

  • Preserves the integrity of the building.
  • Easy-to-seal air barrier.
  • Several tools and accessories are compatible with ISOCLAD.
  • Easily integrates into a complete airtight and watertight system.

Non-vapour barrier

  • Decreases the risk of condensation in the walls.
  • No need to calculate the dew point.
  • Permeability-tested on the laminated product. Exceptional permeability, even at 2″ thick.

Reduce your labour and design costs

  • A single product to specify and install.
  • Quality of installation and optimized efficiency of the air barrier.
  • Facilitates insulation installation and sealing of the envelope, especially with scaffolding.

THE ORIGINAL. DESIGNED AND MADE IN CANADA.

Patented, with 20 years of testing behind it, the ISOCLAD product is recognized for its exceptional permeability to water vapour and is widely installed in new construction and renovation projects, both in residential and commercial sectors. ISOCLAD is used as a reference product by architects and construction specialists for energy-efficient buildings, such as those targeting LEED certification.

Compliance & Certifications

ISOCLAD allows you to easily meet building code and construction requirements for energy-efficient construction standards, such as Energy Star and Passive House.

  • CAN/ULC-S701 – Type 2
  • CAN/ULC-S741 – Standard for Air Barrier Materials – Specification
  • CAN/ULC-S742 – Standard for Air Barrier Assemblies – Specification
  • CCMC # 12981-R – Air Barrier Material
  • Certified low chemical-emission product :
    GREENGUARD – UL 2818, GREENGUARD Gold – UL 2818

 

Can contribute to obtain LEED credits.
Compliance Certification is available upon request

Installation

ISOCLAD product is quick and easy to install.
To ensure maximum insulating performance, make sure the installation follows the recommended practices.

*Videos are for information purposes only. Refer to the installation recommendations and effective requirements in your area before any work starts.

  1. Install ISOCLAD insulation on the wall structure, printed side facing the exterior.
    • 8 ft walls benefit from the vertical installation of 4 ft x 9 ft panels to allow them to cover the top plate, floor joist and sill plate.
    • If a masonry facing is installed, installing the insulation horizontally can facilitate the installation of brick fasteners.
  2. Temporarily attach ISOCLAD insulation to wall studs with nails (or screws) and supporting washers.
  3. Seal all joints between panels with sealing tape or a self-adhesive sealing membrane.
  4. Seal all material transitions with caulking/sealant (openings, electrical boxes, etc.) and prepare window jambs, sills and headers to ensure air- and watertightness.
  5. If required, install vertical wood furring of 1″ x 3″ to wall studs. Marks on the panels are visible to make positioning of the furring easier.
  6. Install exterior wall cladding according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
    • The ISOCLAD product must be covered with the exterior wall cladding within 120 days of installation.

Refer to the ISOCLAD Insulation and Air Barrier System Installation Guide for complete installation instructions.

 

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING

LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE

  • More than 20 years in the field.
  • Stable insulating value, year after year.
  • A recognized, efficient and durable air / weather barrier membrane.

To maximize the insulating performance and airtightness of the wall 

Rely on a proven air barrier system

First air barrier system with rigid expanded polystyrene insulation to meet the CAN/ULC S742 Standard for airtightness systems.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ISOCLAD AIR BARRIER SYSTEM

Technical specifications

  • 48″ x 96″ or 48″ x 108″ panels
  • Shiplapped 4 sides (SL4)

 

Thickness R Value (RSI)
1/2″ (butt/square edge) R2.1 (RSI 0.37)
3/4″ (butt/square edge) R3.2 (RSI 0.56)
1″ R4.66 (RSI 0.82)
1 1/8″ R5.0 (RSI 0.88)
1 1/2″ R6.7 (RSI 1.18)
1 3/4″ R7.5 (RSI 1.33)
2″ R8.6 (RSI 1.51)
2 1/4″ R9.5 (RSI 1.67)
2 1/2″ R10.6 (RSI 1.87)
3″ R12.6 (RSI 2.22)

Also available on request:

  • Dimensions of 24″ x 96″, 48″ x 120″
  • Shiplapped 2 sides (SL2) or butt/square edge
  • Other thicknesses

Environmentally

Friendly

Isolofoam expanded polystyrene insulation products are eco-responsible.

  • 95-98% air, 2-5% plastics
  • Do not contain HFCs nor HBCDs that damage the ozone layer
  • Contain recycled material
  • Recyclable and reusable
  • Greenguard- and Greenguard Gold-certified products


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