There are many types of XPS insulation available. Kingspan’s GreenGuard line offers three different insulation boards that can be used beneath the floors to provide superior protection against thermal transfer.
All GreenGuard XPS insulation boards have an R-value of 5 per inch of thickness and offer moisture control as well as insulation. Moisture control is important in areas where there is a significant difference in temperature from inside to outside which can cause condensation to develop.
GreenGuard XPS boards help prevent condensation from developing inside the facility by creating a barrier against thermal transfer and moisture. With a barrier between the cool interior and warmer exterior, no condensation has a chance to develop. This creates a better environment for the facility, with the added bonus of reducing energy bills.
With three different types of boards, GreenGuard offers a solution no matter what your facility’s needs are.
Type IV has a compressive strength of 30 psi and can be used under floors in storage areas, freezers and along walkways to create a continuous, tight building envelope.
Type VI has a compressive strength of 40 psi, which makes it ideal for high load application areas, such as low-temperature freezer floors and rack-loaded cold storage facility floors. Using Type VI insulation means you won’t lose any insulation value even if you have a slightly heavier than usual load.
For areas that use heavy equipment and need superior compressive strength, there is GreenGuard Type VII, which can be combined with a drainage system to help control thaw and allow moisture to drain, rather than collect to refreeze later.