Raise the Roof and Boost Performance
R-Boost™ Elevated Roof Insulation System
R-Boost is an economical roof insulation solution that achieves the increased levels of thermal performance the latest codes demand.
As localities across the United States and Canada continue to adopt newer and more stringent energy codes, we know requirements to provide higher R-values and lower U-factors will be a key component to your building needs and give you a cost-effective competitive edge. R-Boost is a unique patent-pending design that features a bridge between an initial and secondary layer of blanket insulation – doubling the insulation capacity and meeting energy codes throughout North America.
Boost Thermal Performance
R-Boost can realize U-factors as low as 0.029, which meets the requirements of IECC 2018 (Climate Zones 1-8) and ASHRAE 90.1-2016 (Climate Zones 1-7) for United States. In Canada, these results meet the requirements of NECB 2011 (Climate Zones 4-7) and NECB 2017 (Climate Zone 4). These levels of thermal performance are ideal for utilizing tradeoffs, or if you’re interested in seeking LEED® certification for your building project.
Boost Cost Savings
R-Boost is designed to work with ABC’s SS360, a standing seam roof system well-known for its performance, strength, and weathertightness. While engineered for functionality and the ability withstand the most extreme weather conditions, SS360 panels are also aesthetically pleasing, providing a clean, attractive look for nearly any application. When used in combination with R-Boost, this system provides you with a higher potential for total building system cost savings.
Boost Building Sustainability
With innovative products like R-Boost, ABC can help your building project qualify for LEED points:
- Our buildings are fabricated using Nucor Steel which is made from reclaimed materials. This means the recycled content is 70% or more.
- Our buildings are 100% recyclable.
- We offer two standard cool coating options that exceed the LEED Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) requirement of 78.
- Depending upon your jobsite location, your building could qualify for use of regional materials and additional LEED points.
R-Boost Performance & Climate Zones
The tables below highlight the energy codes and the highest climate zones covered per the assembly over purlins and joist. If you need further details, reach out to your ABC division or District Sales Manager for assistance.