What is Dow foam?
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Considering this, what is Styrofoam used for?
Styrofoam is a trademarked brand of closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam, or XPS. This foam is also referred to as “Blue Board” and is used for building insulation, thermal insulation and water barriers.
Furthermore, is Styrofoam water resistant? Although it is a closed-cell foam, both expanded and extruded polystyrene are not entirely waterproof or vaporproof. Extruded polystyrene is also permeable by water molecules and can not be considered a vapor barrier.
Keeping this in consideration, is Dow Styrofoam a vapor barrier?
Styrofoam (which is actually a Dow Chemical brand name of extruded polystyrene) is a fairly good vapour barrier. It will not cause problems in the Canadian climate if you put on at least 1-1/2 inch thick and preferably in 2 ft.
What is blue foam?
Pink/Blue foam is actually EXTRUDED Polystyrene. This is a closed-cell extruded form of polystyrene that is commonly known by the trade name of “Styrofoam”. Just as most people call a vacuum-cleaner a “Hoover” Extruded Polystyrene is called “Styrofoam”.