Interior: Dry-Stacking Panels

Dry-Stacking the Panels:

Interior: Dry-Stacking Panels
Start with Dry-Stacking to figure out the difficult cuts;

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We encourage a process called dry stacking which speeds up the workflow when it comes time to glue panels. Essentially, you perform a mock set-up of your InSoFast walls by stacking the panels without any adhesive or finished mechanical attachment. You can troubleshoot all of the more complicated steps such as cutting panels to fit around pipes and windows and then arrange them in the order they need to be installed later.This will avoid having to cut and adjust panels with glue on them. It keeps your worksite and your hands clean

Video starting the off set or stack bond pattern;

Start your installation with a full panel in the bottom corner;
We recommend that you stack the panels with what is called a running bond or stagger joint.  Here is how to do it.
  • Start your installation with a full panel in the bottom corner of your wall. This not only makes it easier to set up an even alignment, it also gives you the option of working in two directions along your walls. After the first panel is set in place, continue adding consecutive panels side-by-side until the first row is complete.

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Work the walls in 2 direction then start the 2nd row;

  • To create the second row, attach the freshly cut 32” section in the corner you started directly above the first full panel. Eliminate waste by using the remaining 16“ section to start the second row of the adjacent wall.
  • Continue adding panels along the second row until complete. You can repeat the same process of staggering cut and uncut panels for each new row.

The interlock pattern uses the same concept as brick-laying; 

By offsetting the edges of each row of panels, you'll create a structurally locked wall that bolsters the InSoFast panels' ability to self-level.

Begin by cutting the second row of panels

  1. After placing the first row of panels, use a knife or saw to cut a new panel along the demarcated channel line into a 16“ and 32” section.
  2. To create the second row, attach the freshly cut 32” section in the corner you started directly above the first full panel. Eliminate waste by using the remaining 16“ section to start the second row of the adjacent wall.
  3. Continue adding panels along the second row until complete. You can repeat the same process of staggering cut and uncut panels for each new row.
Once the layout is completed the installation is easy;

Your panel layout is complete after the 1st and 2nd row are set.

The 3rd Row repeats the 1st row.


InSoFast Plus Method

Need a higher R-value? No Problem! Start with a base of InSoFast continuous insulation panels they are feature-rich and easy to install. Then add rigid foam insulation over top of InSoFast panels.