Isoclad XS

Rigid insulation for above grade exterior walls

With air barrier/non-vapor barrier membrane

ISOCLAD XS combines the insulating performance of an expanded polystyrene panel with an air-barrier membrane, while still providing a permeable solution that allows moisture trapped behind walls to evaporate.

NEW AND RENOVATION
Single family. Duplex. Townhouse. Multi-unit.

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Advantages

ELIMINATES THERMAL LOSSES
Continuous insulating envelope. The installation of ISOCLAD XS rigid insulation on exterior walls eliminates undesirable heat transfer zones called thermal bridges.

PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENTS 
High-performance air/water barrier system. Shiplapped on 4 sides, ISOCLAD XS ensures better airtightness and watertightness thanks to its high-performance air/weather barrier membrane and its edges.

ALLOWS HUMIDITY TO ESCAPE 
Non-vapor barrier. Featuring exceptional water vapor permeability, ISOCLAD XS allows moisture trapped in walls to escape, reducing the chances of mold and ensuring peace of mind for home and building owners.

INSTALLATION : TWO STEPS IN ONE
Reduce your labor 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 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-vapor barrier

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

Reduce your labor costs

  • 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 XS product is recognized for its exceptional permeability to water vapor and is widely installed in new construction and renovation projects. ISOCLAD XS is used as a reference product by architects and construction specialists for energy-efficient buildings, such as those targeting LEED certification.

Compliance & Certifications

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

  • ASTM C-578, Type VIII
  • 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 XS 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 XS insulation on the wall structure, printed side facing the exterior.
    • 8 ft walls benefit from the vertical installation of 9 ft panels to allow them to cover the top plate, floor joist and sill plate.
  2. Temporarily attach ISOCLAD XS insulation to wall studs with nails and 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 (optional). 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 XS product must be covered with the exterior wall cladding within 120 days of installation.

 

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 product

ISOCLAD XS is an ideal product that can be used in an air-barrier system, when the edges of the panels are sealed with an air-barrier tape or a sealing membrane.

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Technical specifications

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

 

Thickness R Value
1/2″ (butt/square edge) R2
3/4″ (butt/square edge) R3
1″ R4.1
1 1/4″ R5.1
1 1/2″ R6.1
1 3/4″ R7.1
2″ R8.1

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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