Walls using foam sheathing can meet all structural code requirements with simple specification and planning.
Tools & Education
There are many acceptable ways to mount and detail windows for support and weather resistance. This page provides window installation instructions based on research conducted on walls with continuous insulation.
The code compliant use of FPIS for energy code applications requires consideration of other factors such as appropriate methods for connection of claddings through FPIS materials of various thicknesses and various substrates.
This guide provides designers, code officials and builders a basic understanding of how to apply the IRC bracing provisions for code-compliant dwellings and how the IRC bracing provisions can be used to create maximum value in a diverse housing market.
Standard Requirements for Wind Pressure Resistance of Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing Used in Exterior Walls
As energy codes continue to become more stringent, the thickness of continuous installation has increased. This report examines problems and solutions for fastening systems where thick foam is used.
This report covers calculation of lateral values for single dowel type fastener connections to wood framing using a generalized and expanded form of the NDS yield limit equations that allows for a 'gap' in the connection for foam sheathing.
Includes information on the compressive strength of Polyiso
Information on the compressive strength of several types of EPS
Includes information on the strength properties of several types of of XPS