Key standards for foam sheathing and applications of foam sheathing referenced by the building codes, sorted by application

ANSI/SBCA FS200 Standard Requirements for the Testing, Design and Application of Foam Plastic Insulation Used as Sheathing for Building Enclosure Applications

The FS200 standard is intended as a comprehensive framework of requirements supporting code-compliant use of Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing (FPIS) on building envelopes. The following coordinated documents are applicable to thermal characteristics:

FS 200.5, Standard Guide for Thermal Bridging Mitigation with FPIS


ASTM C 578 Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

This specification covers the standards for the types, physical properties and dimensions of cellular polystyrene boards with or without facings or coatings made by molding (EPS) or extrusion (XPS) of expandable polystyrene proposed for use as thermal insulation.


ASTM C 1289 Standard Specification for Faced Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation Board

This specification covers the general requirements for faced thermal insulation boards composed of rigid cellular polyisocyanurate surfaced with other materials.


ASCE 32-01  Design and Construction of Frost-Protected Shallow Foundation, (FPSF)

This standard is a code referenced guide for designing and constructing cost-effective and energy-efficient foundations using foam plastic sheathing.

ANSI/SBCA FS200 Standard Requirements for the Testing, Design and Application of Foam Plastic Insulation Used as Sheathing for Building Enclosure Applications

The FS200 standard is intended as a comprehensive framework of requirements supporting code-compliant use of Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing (FPIS) on building envelopes. The following coordinated documents are applicable to water resistive barrier characteristics:

FS 200.2, Standard for Water-Resistive Barrier Applications of FPIS


ASTM C 578 Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

This specification covers the standards for the types, physical properties and dimensions of cellular polystyrene boards with or without facings or coatings made by molding (EPS) or extrusion (XPS) of expandable polystyrene proposed for use as thermal insulation.


ASTM C 1289 Standard Specification for Faced Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation Board

This specification covers the general requirements for faced thermal insulation boards composed of rigid cellular polyisocyanurate surfaced with other materials.

ANSI/SBCA FS200 Standard Requirements for the Testing, Design and Application of Foam Plastic Insulation Used as Sheathing for Building Enclosure Applications

The FS200 standard is intended as a comprehensive framework of requirements supporting code-compliant use of Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing (FPIS) on building envelopes. The following coordinated documents are applicable to water vapor transmission characteristics:

FS 200.6, Standard Guide for Water Vapor & Condensation Control


ASTM E 331  Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

This test method is a standard procedure for determining the resistance to water penetration under uniform static air pressure differences. The air-pressure differences acting across a building envelope vary greatly. These factors should be fully considered prior to specifying the test pressure difference to be used.


ASTM C 578 Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

This specification covers the standards for the types, physical properties and dimensions of cellular polystyrene boards with or without facings or coatings made by molding (EPS) or extrusion (XPS) of expandable polystyrene proposed for use as thermal insulation.


ASTM C 1289 Standard Specification for Faced Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation Board

This specification covers the general requirements for faced thermal insulation boards composed of rigid cellular polyisocyanurate surfaced with other materials.

ANSI/SBCA FS200 Standard Requirements for the Testing, Design and Application of Foam Plastic Insulation Used as Sheathing for Building Enclosure Applications

The FS200 standard is intended as a comprehensive framework of requirements supporting code-compliant use of Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing (FPIS) on building envelopes. The following coordinated documents are applicable to air barrier characteristics:

FS 200.7, Standard Guide for Air Barrier Applications of FPIS


ASTM E 2178  Standard Test Method for Air Permeance of Building Materials

The purpose of this test is to measure the air permeance of flexible sheet or rigid panel-type materials. The results of this test may be useful in determining suitability of that material as a component of an air retarder system.


ASTM E 2357  Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies

This method is intended to simulate the performance of various air barrier materials/accessories when combined into an assembly. Based upon the results of the measurements, this procedure then assigns an air leakage rating for the air barrier assembly.

ANSI/SBCA FS100 Standard Requirements for Wind Pressure Resistance of Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing Used in Exterior Wall Covering Assemblies

The ANSI/SBCA FS 100 standard establishes wind pressure resistance requirements for foam plastic insulating sheathing (FPIS) products used as exterior wall sheathing,


ANSI/SBCA FS200 Standard Requirements for the Testing, Design and Application of Foam Plastic Insulation Used as Sheathing for Building Enclosure Applications

The FS200 standard is intended as a comprehensive framework of requirements supporting code-compliant use of Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing (FPIS) on building envelopes. The following coordinated documents are applicable to structural characteristics:

FS 200.3, Standard for Integration of FPIS with Fenestration Structural Anchorage & Support,

FS 200.4 Standard Guide for Attachment of Building Components through FPIS

FS 200.8 Standard Guide for Wall Bracing with Structural and Non-Structural FPIS Products 


ASTM E 330 Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

This test method is a standard procedure for determining structural performance under uniform static air pressure difference. This typically is intended to represent the effects of a wind load on exterior building surface elements.


ASCE 32-01  Design and Construction of Frost-Protected Shallow Foundation, (FPSF)

This standard is a code referenced guide for designing and constructing cost-effective and energy-efficient foundations using foam plastic sheathing.


ASTM C 578 Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

This specification covers the standards for the types, physical properties and dimensions of cellular polystyrene boards with or without facings or coatings made by molding (EPS) or extrusion (XPS) of expandable polystyrene proposed for use as thermal insulation.


ASTM C 1289 Standard Specification for Faced Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation Board

This specification covers the general requirements for faced thermal insulation boards composed of rigid cellular polyisocyanurate surfaced with other materials.

NFPA 285  Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components

Provides a method of assessing the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load bearing wall assemblies and panels which are required to be of non-combustible construction but may contain combustible components. The Standard addresses fire exposures from interior fires that reach flashover, break exterior windows, and expose the building facade.


NFPA 286  Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth

Provides a method of assessing the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load bearing wall assemblies and panels which are required to be of non-combustible construction but may contain combustible components. The Standard addresses fire exposures from interior fires that reach flashover, break exterior windows, and expose the building facade.


ASTM C 578 Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

This specification covers the standards for the types, physical properties and dimensions of cellular polystyrene boards with or without facings or coatings made by molding (EPS) or extrusion (XPS) of expandable polystyrene proposed for use as thermal insulation.


ASTM C 1289 Standard Specification for Faced Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation Board

This specification covers the general requirements for faced thermal insulation boards composed of rigid cellular polyisocyanurate surfaced with other materials.

ASCE 32-01  Design and Construction of Frost-Protected Shallow Foundation, (FPSF)

This standard is a code referenced guide for designing and constructing cost-effective and energy-efficient foundations using foam plastic sheathing.


ASTM C 578 Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

This specification covers the standards for the types, physical properties and dimensions of cellular polystyrene boards with or without facings or coatings made by molding (EPS) or extrusion (XPS) of expandable polystyrene proposed for use as thermal insulation.


ASTM C 1289 Standard Specification for Faced Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation Board

This specification covers the general requirements for faced thermal insulation boards composed of rigid cellular polyisocyanurate surfaced with other materials.