Durability of SIPs
Q. IS THE DURABILITY OF SIPS AGAINST TERMITES, MOLD AND FUNGAL DECAY BETTER OR WORSE THAN CONVENTIONAL CONSTRUCTION METHODS?
R-Control SIPs are no more susceptible to termites, mold, mildew, and decay
than other forms of construction products or methods. However, R-Control has identified, thoroughly researched and applies safe termite, mold and fungal decay factory treatment technologies to its R-Control SIPs, which increases the durability of SIPS. This commitment by R-Control to protect Structural Insulated Panels from decay, termite infestation and mold growth results in protecting the investment of its R-Control SIP customers. R-Control SIPs for homeowners and commercial building owners have the best termite, mold and fungal decay protection available. Long term durability of SIPs is R-Control’s primary goal for its customers.
Q. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PROTECT STRUCTUTRAL INSULATED PANELS FROM DECAY, TERMITES AND MOLD?
It’s important that SIPs resist termites, mold and fungal decay to insure their long term performance. Uncontrolled termite infestation and fungal decay can compromise the structural strength of any building material, including SIPs. Therefore, R-Control offers factory treatments that prevent damage to the R-Control SIPs by termites and fungal decay giving peace of mind to R-Control SIP’s home or commercial building owners. Mold is a health issue for occupants of homes and commercial buildings. R-Control can produce mold resistant SIPs protecting the health of its customers.
Q. HOW DOES THE FOAM CORE OF R-CONTROL SIPs RESIST TERMITES?
The insulation cores of R-Control SIPs is Foam-Control with Perform Guard®. Foam-Control with Perform Guard is manufactured with an additive to provide termite resistance and is recognized as meeting ICC-ES requirements for termite resistance. Termite resistance equals durability of SIPs.
Q. WHAT CAN BE USED TO PROTECT STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS FROM DECAY,TERMITES AND MOLD?
R-Control SIPs can be additionally protected with FrameGuard® Coating. FrameGuard Coating protects the OSB facings from termites, mold and fungal decay. R-Control SIPs resist termites, mold and fungal decay due to the combined protection given by Foam-Control with Perform Guard and FrameGuard Coating. Most importantly, this includes a 20 year warranty and GreenGuard® certification for indoor air quality. Even with these effective treatments, preventative building practices should be employed by the builder, and maintained by the homeowner.