Expanded Polystyrene, the Economical Choice for Roofing Insulation

During this course, attendees will understand the economic advantages when using EPS in different roofing applications. Attendees will also review key components to consider when preparing a roofing specification for EPS vs. another insulation product: R-value, compressive strength, codes, product performance, labor costs, LEED® and sustainability, product availability, and warranty. Case study examples will be cited.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Define and understand how EPS is manufactured.
  2. Understand the environmental features and benefits of EPS insulation including recyclability, LEED, thermal performance, and energy efficiency.
  3. Understanding key physical properties of the different EPS products used in roofing applications.
  4. Understand the features and benefits of different EPS products (standard, faced, and composites) and which roofing applications they are used in.
Education Content: Advanced
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 1 AIA LU/HSW | Course Number: EPS601-INSe
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) | 1 IIBEC CEH