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Exterior Windows, Doors and Openings

In order to ensure attachment for siding and trim, you should frame all windows, doors, and corners to meet the thickness of your InSoFast panel. The EX 2.5 panel is 2½” thick. There are many ways to accomplish this task. Example with 2×6 Framing Here, the contractor chose to install a 1″ thick extruded insulation

Interior Windows, Doors and Openings

Frame all openings to ensure there is a sturdy attachment surface for drywall or trim in case the InSoFast studs do not perfectly meet the edges. Important: EX 2.5 panels are easier to frame than UX 2.0 panels because they are the same depth as commonly available framing lumber. UX 2.0 panels will require additional

Turning Corners

We recommend starting an InSoFast project on an inside corner Important: some steps of this process will involve applying adhesive directly to a panel’s foam surface. We strongly recommend using PL Premium 3X Stronger Construction Adhesive for this purpose. This glue has been tested to work with the EPS foam. Inside Corners Corners that form

Using Screws & Fasteners

Mechanical attachment may be the primary method for securing the InSoFast panels to the wall surface if the concrete conditions do not allow adhesive usage. Use Tapcon® screws or Perma-grip nails in the center recessed attachment point on each stud, for a total of three screws per panel for interior drywall applications. Adhered stone applications
A neighbor is having her basement finished. I was laughing watching all the stuff they are lugging in for the project! It was SO handy to just slide the lightweight boxes down the stairs. I did all the EX Panels by myself in 10 hours. They have a good 6 guys working on it for days so far…suckers!

Concrete Floors

InSoFast panels provide a simple, easy way to insulate cold concrete floors. The attachment studs provide a secure surface to screw the subfloor. Things to Consider InSoFast panels alone can raise the floor by 2 – 2½ inches which will affect any existing door swings as well as the floor-to-ceiling height. A subflooring layer of

Build Tight, Ventilate Right: A Retrofit Story

Back in 2014 we started working with a customer in Pennsylvania who had already been renovating his home for 3 years. Bill initially used InSoFast in his basement, but the next important step was the exterior. Motivated by his interest in building science, Bill planned his retrofit thinking, “build tight, ventilate right”. The exterior retrofit
I didn’t believe it was the same cost as framing and insulation, so I had to figure out the framing and insulation myself. It was virtually the same. I ordered the InSoFast had it shipped directly to my home. I didn’t have to make multiple trips to the lumber yard or worry about loading framing lumber in my vehicle. By myself it took about 6 to 8 hrs to install the panels. InSoFast is an awesome product!

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