The Basics of Insulation

© 2001 Door & Access Systems
Publish Date: Winter 2001
Author: Tom Wadsworth
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Technical Tips

The Basics of Insulation

In the last 10 years, the use of insulation in sectional garage doors has increased significantly. More and more residential and commercial customers want it.

But what do you know about it?

On one page, DASMA's Technical Data Sheet (TDS) 157 has summarized some key technical information about garage doors and insulation. It covers the key requirements for insulation as established by U.S. model building codes.

TDS 157 discusses the “room corner burn” test and the tests for flame spread and smoke development. It also notes the approved coverings for insulation in sectional doors.

A free copy of TDS 157 is just a few clicks away. Visit the Publications section of, or call DASMA at 216-241-7333.