Exterior Guides


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

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

Stone and Stucco

InSoFast panels are ideally suited as a drain and dry insulation board for use under traditional stucco and thin-veneer stone applications. The panels utilize tongue and groove edges to provide a smooth continuous insulation substrate and include built-in studs for lath attachment. The InSoFast panel has drainage channels which are flashed to drain bulk water.

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

Waterproofing and Moisture Management

InSoFast panels manage water in two ways. First, they prevent water transfer in order to keep dry walls dry. Second, they redirect the flow of trapped water in order to let damp walls become dry. These are two processes that play significant roles in maintaining a healthy living environment. Prevention The body of the InSoFast