Thermal & Moisture Protection

Thermal & Moisture Protection Industry Resources
This article has links to other online resources for Thermal & Moisture Protection as well as Passive Fire Protection Systems.
R-values of Insulation and Other Building Materials
Covers insulation R-values and R-factors for other common building materials. We also discuss U-Factors.
Roof Shapes and Styles
This article describes a number of common roof shapes and styles used on buildings around the world. We also provide graphics of each roof style.
Types of Roof Membranes for Flat or Low-Slope Roofs
Membrane roofing is often used on commercial flat roofs. Common flat roof membranes discussed in this article include built-up asphalt (tar and gravel), modified bitumen, and single-ply membranes like EPDM, PVC, TPO, and KEE. We also cover spray applied foam and liquid roofing options.
Spray Applied Fireproofing (SFRM)
Spray applied fireproofing, also known as Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material (SFRM), provides passive fire protection for structural members in a building. This article covers composition, application, properties, and links to a list of manufacturers.
Intumescent Paint, Fireproofing, and Firestopping
Intumescent products are used in architecture to protect elements and openings. This article covers intumescent paint, fireproofing, and firestopping.
Through Penetration Firestop and Fire Resistive Joint Systems
This article covers through-penetration firestopping and fire resistive joint systems, which are used in buildings as passive fire protection. Learn about F-Ratings, T-Ratings, L-Ratings, Engineering Judgments, and the difference between the various systems.
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