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Q. WHAT ARE R-CONTROL STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS (SIPs)?

A. R-Control Structural Insulated Panels are extremely strong super insulated structural panel building component used for exterior walls, roof/ceilings, and floors. R-Control Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are made from engineered wood facings laminated with structural grade adhesives to termite resistant expanded polystyrene rigid insulation.

Q. WHAT TYPE OF STRUCTURES CAN BE BUILT WITH R-CONTROL SIP PANELS?

A. R-Control SIPs can be used in all designs: custom homes, engineered homes, restaurants, office buildings, schools, churches….the options are endless. Homeowners, builders, and designers who want to use a superior building technology can all benefit from R-Control SIPs.

Q WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER USING R-CONTROL SIP OVER CONVENTIONAL STICK BUILT METHODS?

A. If you plan to own or occupy the building or house, there are several excellent reasons to consider Structural Insulated Panels for homes and commercial buildings.

Commercial building owners and homeowners using SIPs will enjoy these benefits:

  • Comfort — One of the most exciting features of an R-Control SIP structure is the comfort benefit to the commercial building owner and homeowner. R-Control Structural Insulated Panels for homes and commercial building create a comfortable environment that is more easily and economically controlled. In addition to superior physical comfort, R-Control Structural Insulated Panels for homes and commercial buildings are also very quiet and clean.
  • Thermal Performance — Stick built walls were originally designed to be structural, not insulated. With R-Control SIPs, the insulation is not an afterthought, but an integral part of the structure. The insulation is solid, so there is no air movement within the wall, nor are there studs acting as thermal breaks that reduce energy efficiency and homeowner comfort.
  • Strength — Structural testing and real world storms and earthquakes have challenged R-Control SIP strength performance. In tests of strength, R-Control SIPs have proven stronger than stick framed construction methods. Commercial Building owners and homeowners using SIPs will work and live in one of the most resilient building systems available today when they build with R-Control SIPs.
  • Quality — R-Control SIPs assure you of straight, flat walls with no bulging framing members. Straight walls are virtually impossible to achieve with stick framing. Attraction of dirt particles to thermal shorts caused by framing members is eliminated. A continuous wood surface provides a sound nailing base for conventional exterior finishing materials. This is also an advantage for interior finishing, as well as hanging cabinets and pictures.
  • Speed of Construction — R-Control SIPs are a faster method of construction. Many R-Control SIP contractor users report 30% to 50% increased productivity in their framing. Structural Insulated Panels for restaurants, office buildings, schools, churches, retail buildings, etc. deliver these same comfort, strength, speed of construction and quality benefits seen in residential home construction.

Bottom line, R-Control SIPs for homeowners and commercial building owners deliver so many more measurable benefits to them than convention stick built methods of construction.

Q. WHAT IS THE COST OF SIPs FOR HOMES AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS COMPARED TO A CONVENTIONAL STICK BUILT STRUCTURE?

A. The cost of any home or building is significantly dependent upon design. Basically, the cost of SIPs for homes and commercial buildings offset small additional material costs through labor savings. However, R-Control SIPs produce significant savings to commercial building owners and homeowners using SIPs over the life of the structure when lower utility bills arrive. R-Control SIPs for homeowners and commercial building owners results in measurable life cycle pay back savings in only several years of their ownership. Good for their pocket book and with the lowering of their energy use, which results in less pollution, good for the environment too!