June 27, 2016

Continuous Insulation Improves Efficiency and Exceeds Building Codes

Building owners benefit from years of greatly reduced energy costs

Bautex Wall with continuous insulationArchitects and contractors that specify the use of continuous insulation can improve energy efficiency while meeting the increasingly stringent specifications of recent building codes. The Bautex Wall System provides any building with an R-14 continuously insulated wall system.

In wall systems with framing members that span the width of the wall (such as wood framing, steel framing, CMU, tilt panel), adding a layer of continuous insulation to the outside of the wall becomes absolutely critical for energy efficiency.

For example, in a commercial building located in Central or South Texas (2012 IECC climate zone 2) built with wood framing, the prescriptive R-value tables require either an R-20 cavity insulation, or a combination of R-13 cavity insulation and an additional R-3.8 of continuous insulation on the outside of stud members.

In buildings with metal-stud construction in the same region, the prescriptive code requires an R-5.0 continuous insulation in addition to the R-13 cavity insulation that is usually specified.

The Bautex Wall System provides any building with an R-14 continuously insulated wall system. Bautex enables architects and contractors to be confident that the building will surpass the energy efficiency demands of even the most stringent building codes. And building owners will realize years of substantial, reliable savings from reduced energy costs.

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