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Is white foam board suitable for my new building house?

I want to know like this white foam board that is suitable for my new building house, but I do not know that there is poison?

 

 

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Posted 2013-01-25T07:03:59+0000  by weyes2013 weyes2013
 

Hi Weyes,

 

Depending on your location, most building codes do not approve use of expanded polystyrene foam aka white foam in the interior applications.

More than off-gassing, it has to do with the high flammability and low R ratings.

 

It is used however in the exterior stucco applications over the masonry envelopes.

 

On the interior extruded polystyrene is rapidly becoming a standard, especially in moisture prone areas.

All foams require an additional fire rated covering, typically drywall, to be installed over it.

 

Hope this answers your question.

Posted 2013-01-28T17:40:22+0000  by George_HD_CHI
 
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