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Title:
Insulation handbook
Author:
Bynum, Richard T.
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xii, 494 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780071348720
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Provides an overview of economical, energy boosting insulation materials for residential contractors, designers and architects, and owners and builders. This book also covers the best strategies for providing insulation and achieving maximum thermal comfort, and controlling damaging moisture accumulation.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Chapter 1. A Brief History of Thermal Insulationp. 1
Chapter 2. Thermal Comfortp. 11
Chapter 3. Insulation Fundamentals and Principlesp. 19
Chapter 4. Vapor and Air Retardersp. 31
Chapter 5. Insulation Applications and Comparisonsp. 51
Chapter 6. Building Codes, Associated Standards, and Regulationsp. 61
Chapter 7. Loose-Fill Insulationp. 73
Chapter 8. Blanket Insulation: Batts and Rollsp. 117
Chapter 9. Sprayed-in-Place Insulationp. 153
Chapter 10. Foamed-in-Place Insulationp. 183
Chapter 11. Rigid Board Insulationp. 205
Chapter 12. Radiant Barriers and Reflective Insulationp. 243
Chapter 13. Earthp. 267
Chapter 14. Coatingsp. 285
Chapter 15. Integrated Insulation Systemsp. 291
Chapter 16. Historical Insulation Productsp. 349
Chapter 17. Future Insulation Products and Technologiesp. 375
Appendix A. Miscellaneous Figures and Tablesp. 395
Appendix B. Directory of Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Associationsp. 421
Appendix C. Directory of Historical Insulation Productsp. 461
Indexp. 473

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