January 2013

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EPS roof insulation can reduce material and labor costs

by John Cambruzzi
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More than any other part of a building, its roof system components must complement each other. From the deck to the insulation to the membrane, careful selection and installation of all roofing materials are necessary for a high-performance roof assembly.

Insulation is a crucial component, of course, because it contributes to a roof system's thermal performance and overall durability while providing a substrate for the roof membrane. And the decision of which insulation type to use can profoundly affect your profitability.

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid foam insulation is one insulation type that should be considered. Although you probably are familiar with EPS, you might not be aware of the wide range of products available and the ways EPS can help reduce labor and material costs.

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