Commonly referred to as “blueboard” for its light blue color, STYROFOAM™ Brand Insulation products from Dow can benefit homeowners,their wallets and the environment. In fact, STYROFOAM™ products used in home construction help:
• Save energy and reduce heating/ cooling costs.
• Increase comfort.
• Provide even temperature distribution throughout the home.
• Prevent condensation through its moisture resistance properties.
• Reduce potential for mold, mildew, wood rot and odor that result from moisture intrusion.
• Reduce emissions.
The STYROFOAM™ insulation and air sealing product line includes both rigid foam insulation and spray polyurethane foam from Dow that can be used to insulate and seal a home’s roof, walls, floors and basements— making the interior environment more comfortable for homeowners while saving up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.
One square foot of properly installed STYROFOAM™ rigid insulation (one inch thick) can avert over one ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions during the average life of a building. And on top of that, STYROFOAM™ is also reusable in many applications. So, whether you’re building your dream home or reaching for the thermostat, STYROFOAM™ insulation products from Dow can help make a house feel more like home — putting money back in your wallet and helping sustain our world. Foster Supply stocks 1” 1 ½” and 2” 4X8 sheets including scored board that is ideal for use as perimeter insulation.