With over an Inch of Neopor Insulation, Amazing Plank Acrylic Siding is like adding a thermal blanket around the exterior of your home protecting your home from energy loss as a result of Thermal Bridging.
Not only does the High-Density insulation help reduce energy costs by adding a significant R-Value to the exterior of your walls, it will also drastically reduce exterior noise as well.
Did you know that as much as 40% of a home’s energy loss is through the side walls?
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With nearly half of your home’s utility bills being spent on heating and cooling, the convenience of adding Amazing Plank Acrylic to the exterior of your home allows you to keep the energy you pay for where it belongs. Heat stays inside in the winter to keep your home warm and outside in the summer to help keep it cool.
During the manufacturing process, Amazing Plank Acrylic Siding insulation is also treated with minerals to help repel Termites and reduce the likelihood of mold. The bonded insulation utilized with Amazing Plank is very permeable allowing your home to breathe better by allowing water vapor to pass through while stopping water in liquid form, which contributes to a cleaner, healthier home.
Amazing Plank Acrylic Siding is insulated with Neopor. Neopor’s unique silver-gray color and incredible insulation characteristics are due to the integration of high-purity graphite. Graphite reflects and absorbs radiant energy, decreasing the thermal conductivity and increasing the R-value. Compared with other polystyrene-based rigid foams, Neopor maintains more of it’s R-values when temperatures drop due to the graphite integrated into the polymer matrix. As temperatures decrease, the graphite slows the flow of heat through the material increasing the R-value.
Neopor is also GreenGuard certified for Indoor Air Quality and has a Class III Vapor Permeability rating. Walls constructed with Neopor as continuous insulation can more easily transport water vapor, reducing the likelihood of mold, mildew and structural damage.
Amazing Plank insulation is also designed to perform well in fire situations. Extensive tests by independent laboratories confirm excellent performance when exterior walls containing foam siding insulation are exposed to a radiant heat source (as from a nearby burning building or an open flame).
Foam plastics used in Amazing Plank siding insulation contain a flame retardant called hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), which is designed to decrease flammability due to accidental ignition from a small flame source and to limit rapid flame spread. Foam plastic insulation products are tested and classified for flame spread and smoke-development under ASTM E84/UL 723 by Underwriters Laboratories and other certified agencies.
All foam plastics used in Amazing Plank siding insulation meet or exceed the requirements of the nation’s building codes and applicable federal, state and industrial requirements. Amazing Plank siding insulation is more difficult to ignite and less likely to sustain independent burning than most combustible building materials such as wood.