Gold-Guard
GoldGuard, Gold-Guard VB, and Gold-Fold VB

Structural Sheathing

Gold-Guard Exterior Sheathing provides a durable and resilient insulation layer to new construction projects. It secures easily to the exterior framing studs and provides the ideal surface for the direct installation of the new wood, vinyl or aluminum siding.

Additional features and benefits include:

  • Perforated facers breathe to help prevent moisture from being trapped in wall cavities.
  • Available in 4' x 8' and 4 x 9' panels and thickness options up to 4"; helps minimize cutting on the job site.
  • Provides long-term thermal performance over the life of the project.
  • Reflective facer adds R-2.1 to system R-Value when installed with 3/4" dead air space.

Cavity Wall Insulation

Gold-Guard VB Cavity Wall Insulation fits neatly between a masonry block wall and the exterior stone or brick veneer finish to provide a highly valuable vapor barrier and insulation layer. Gold-Guard VB installs vertically between the wall ties protruding from the masonry wall.

Additional Gold-Guard VB Cavity Wall Insulation features and benefits include:

  • Non-perforated facers act as a vapor barrier to help prevent the problems associated with vapor barrier migration in cavity wall construction.
  • Provides long-term thermal performance over the life of the project.
  • Panels are scored at 16" widths to eliminate cutting on the job site.
  • Lightweight panels are easy to handle and install.

Foundation Perimeter Insulation and Protection

Gold-Fold VB Fanfold Protection Board and Gold-Guard VB Below-Grade Insulation provide a protective barrier between the concrete foundation and the dirt backfill in new construction projects. The fanfold design makes Gold-Fold VB more appropriate in projects where labor savings and ease of installation are primary considerations. Gold-Guard VB is the choice when more durability and superior insulation and vapor barrier qualities are required.

Both products can be installed to the foundation wall with polystyrene compatible adhesives. Mechanical fasteners are also an option with Gold-Guard VB, and Gold-Fold VB may be simply affixed to the tacky waterproof membrane. Note: Do not apply either product over solvent based waterproofing membranes until fully cured.

Additional features and benefits include:

  • Non-perforated facers act as a vapor barrier to keep moisture away from the foundation wall.
  • EPS insulation improves the thermal performance of the foundation wall and assures stable, long-term thermal performance.
  • Helps prevent damage to waterproofing during backfill operations.
  • Gold-Guard VB is available in several compressive strengths to withstand various load and backfill forces.
  • Lightweight, durable and easy to install.

For more information on below-grade EPS applications, click here.

Properties and Specifications

The superior R-value of DuraSpec insulation is the most cost effective available and will not diminish over time. Gold-Guard, Gold-Guard VB, Gold-Fold VB all meet or exceed the physical and thermal property standards as established in ASTM C578-92.

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