What is Outsulation?
Outsulation refers to a unique product for exterior wall insulation and finishes meant for buildings. The technology involves a composite panel which correctly has features which are essential in an exterior finish. These features are finish of surface, waterproofing and insulation in the system.
Exterior insulation and finish systems are typically composed of either adhesively or mechanically attached foam insulation board, a base coat, reinforcing mesh and an outer finish. Available in many colors and varied textures, the outsulation can be made to mimic the traditional stucco as well. The expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation used in outsulation products is very flexible and convenient for shaping and sculpting.
This makes the concept architecturally appealing to builders and building owners alike. Additionally, the pricing is attractive for this type of designing. The creative freedom offered with outsulation systems makes it an easy decision to use it on varied surfaces.
Technologically, outsulation puts forward a new way of using materials, methods and standards in construction.
Lightweight and speedy application has made it cost effective and convenient for all structures built in the modern day. Outsulation is also resistant to sun, wind, moisture, heat, cold and fire, a feature that has made it top choice in construction.
What are the ideal properties of an exterior finish?
An exterior finish of necessity should provide the building owner the following;
- Aesthetic Appearance
- Excellent Insulating properties
- Should be easy to size and shape
- Prevention of moisture ingress to the building
- Impact resistant
- Resistant to dirt accumulation
- Fire resistant
- Environmentally friendly
- Light weight
- Easy to install
Standard Outsulation slabs are a great product that provides all these for you.
Construction of Outsulation Slabs
Typically the Outsulation slabs with enhanced moisture protection may comprise of the following minimum components.
- Approved substrate
- Grid Tape, Backstop and Flashing Tape
- Engineered internal drainage assembly
- Proprietary adhesive
- Expanded polystyrene insulation board with drainage channels (minimum 2?
thick – R factor 7.70 at 4 ºC [40 ºF])
- Proprietary base coat
- Reinforcing mesh
- Proprietary 100% acrylic-based Dirt Pickup Resistant finish
Outsulation can not only be used in new constructions, it can also be used to
renovate old structures to provide better economy and other advantageous than conventional systems.
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