LP NovaCore

Elevate Thermal Control

  • XPS foam bonded to nominal 7/16 OSB
  • Available in 8-, 9- and 10-foot nominal lengths
  • 20-Year Limited Warranty and Arbitration Agreement


Features and Benefits

High Performance in High and Low Temperatures
LP NovaCore® Thermal Insulated Sheathing made with Owens Corning® FOAMULAR® NGX XPS foam provides continuous insulation without the long-term R-value deterioration associated with other foam insulation products.
Helps Achieve Energy Certifications
Installing LP NovaCore® sheathing helps builders achieve LEED®, ENERGY STAR® and Green Building Standard ICC 700-2008 certifications.
Easy Installation
Panels can be cut and drilled the same as regular OSB and installed in a vertical or horizontal orientation, provided that all
panel edges are supported and fastened to wall framing or blocking. LP NovaCore® is only to be used as wall sheathing and as specified in our installation instructions.
Dual-Layer Protection
Combines OSB structural sheathing and Owens Corning® FOAMULAR® NGX XPS foam for dual layer protection.
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Sales Tools
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NovaCore Installed Panels
Technical Documents
Get the details on LP NovaCore® panel installation, warranty and more.

Installation Instructions


Warranty Information

APA Product Report

Installer nailing NovaCore board to framing
Building for Resiliency
Panels provide continuous insulation for protection against cold and heat.

Installation Best Practices

Continuous Insulation for Home Additions

Improving Homeowner Comfort

Deep Dive Into R-Values

How to Install LP NovaCore® Thermal Insulated Sheathing

Learn the basics for installing LP NovaCore® panels to help you get started.

LP NovaCore® Sheathing FAQ & Product Benefits

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How It's Made

To create LP NovaCore® Thermal Insulated Sheathing, a 7/16-inch OSB panel is combined with a layer of Owens Corning Foamular® NGX XPS Foam board designed for thermal efficiency. Owens Corning foam doesn’t absorb water, offering a long term R-value that increases with cooler temperatures without concern of degradation. XPS foam combined with OSB sheathing creates durable NovaCore panels designed for use as wall sheathing.
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By using FOAMULAR® NGX XPS, the R-value of LP NovaCore® Thermal Insulated Sheathing increases as temperatures drop while other polyiso foam products can see a decrease in their R-value as temperatures drop. With LP NovaCore® sheathing, builders in some climate zones can use 2x4 studs while still meeting strict energy codes. The panels are available in three different thicknesses options: R3 (1/2" Foam), R5 (1" Foam), and R7.5 (1-1/2" Foam).

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