tagged as Engineering


InSoFast PLUS: Adding Extra Insulation

It’s easy to increase your R-Value beyond R-10 code minimums while maintaining the engineered benefits of continuous InSoFast panels. Simply layer rigid foam insulation board over top of InSoFast panels, a technique we’ve dubbed InSoFast PLUS. This saves money by utilizing locally obtained rigid foam to enhance the R-Value. Additionally, PLUS projects can be completed

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

Recommended Adhesive Attachment

InSoFast panels were designed with simplicity in mind and we would argue that gluing them is not only the easiest method of installation but often the most effective. Third-party testing has shown the adhesive bond strength of our studs to have 108psi of holding power. This means each adhered panel is capable of holding over

A Basement Cost Comparison

How does InSoFast measure up when it comes to cost and labor? This page shows three typical basement remodeling situations and draws a comparison between the “Big Box” method and the InSoFast method for handling those situations. 440 sq-ft 840 sq-ft 1,640 sq-ft We check out factors like the cost, weight, and delivery of materials

Engineering Better Insulation

Edward Scherrer is the President of InSoFast, LLC and has been involved in the construction industry for over 30 years. He and his business partner, Paula Scherrer, founded InSoFast in 2006.¬†Ed’s primary focus within the company is product design and development and he has several patents to his credit. In October of 2013, Ed’s technologically

Browse by Keyword

#AskInSoFast, 2x4, About Us, Adhesive, Advanced Techniques, Architect, Architecture, ASHRAE 90.1 Requirements, Attachment, Basement, Big Box, Blade, Bond, Bond Strength, Bracing, Brian Conn, Brick, Building Science, Cabinets, Canfield Project, Ceilings, Chris Nolan, Climate Zones, Code, Coeur D'Alene, Colorado, Commercial Application, Community Center, Company Bulletins, Comparison, Comparisons, Competitors, Complexity, Concrete, Conduit, Continuous Insulation, Corners, Corrugation, Cost, Customer Comments, Customer Projects, Cut-outs, Cutting, Damage, Dean Seibert, Deep Energy Retrofit, Defect, Delivery, Demo, Design, Distributed Loads, Distributors, DIY, Doomsday Bunker, Doors, Dovetail, Drainage, Dry-stacking, Drylock, Drywall, Earth Day, Ed Scherrer, EEBA, Electric, Electrical Boxes, Embedded Stud Framing, Energy Efficiency, Energy Star, Engineering, Environmentally Conscious, EPS, Estimating, EX 2.5, Extension Jamb, Exterior, Exteriors, Exterior Siding, Extra Insulation, FAQ, Fast, Featured Projects, Federal Energy Tax Credits, FedEx, Fiberglass, Finish, Fire Restoration, Fitting, Floods, Floors, Florida, Framing, Free Shipping, Freight, Ft. Collins, Gallery, Gaps and Cracks, Glue, Guest Authors, Guides, Habitat for Humanity, Hanging, Height, Holding Power, Home Depot, Homeowner, Homeowners Edition, How To, HVAC, Idaho, IECC 2009, InSoFast PLUS, Installation, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), Interior, Interior Rehab, Interiors, Interlock Pattern, Interlocks, Intersecting Walls, Interview, Jamb, Knife, Lateral Force, Lath and Plaster, Leveling, Lifestyle, Lowes, Lumber Store, Masonry, Materials, Mechanical Attachment, Methods, Michael Self, Michigan, Mick Aller, Moby Arena, Modification, Moisture, Moisture Control Channels, Mold, Nails, Net-Zero Energy Ready, Obstacles, Obstructions, Openings, Ordering, Oregon, Owens Corning, Panel Features, Parts, Passive House, Patent, Pat Huelman, Pene-Seal-Crete, Pennsylvania, Pipes, PL Premium 3X Construction Adhesive, Plumbing, Plumbness, Preparation, Price, Purchasing, R-Value, Radiant Heat, Radon, Rainscreen, Re-Store, Recycle, Refrigeration, Residential, ReSource, Retrofit, Returns, Reuse, Rigid Foam Board, Rim Joist, Robert Pyles, Romex, Sandy Clemons, Saw, Scott Fischer, Scraps, Screws, Self-Leveling, Set-up, Shear Force, Shipping, Shipping Containers, SHTF, Simplicity, Small Business Week, Solid-Backing, Speed, Spray Foam, Stack, Stagger, Start, Step-by-step, Stone, Strength, Stucco, Stud, Summer Projects, Survival Shelter, Sustainability, Temperature, Templates, Testimonial, Texas, Thermal Breaks, Tiny House, Tools, Top of Wall, Tutorial, TVs, Uneven Walls, Urban Homeworks, UX 2.0, Vapor Barrier, Ventilation, Vermont, Versatex, Videos, VOCs, Volunteer, Walls, Waterproofing, Weight, Window Jamb, Windows, Wiring, Withdrawal Force, Z-Furring, Zillow, ZIP Sheathing