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Strength of SIPs

Q. HAVE R-CONTROL SIPs BEEN THOROUGHLY TESTED, AND DOES IT HAVE BUILDING CODE ACCEPTANCE?

Structural Insulated Panels are Code Compliant A. Yes, R-Control SIPS meet building codes. Extensive testing has been performed by many independent laboratories to determine the performance and strength of R-Control SIPs. R-Control SIPs have been evaluated by the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) and conform to the requirements of the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC). R-Control, ICC-ES evaluated SIPs are manufactured under quality control program monitored by PFS Corp., a leading Third Party Inspection agency.

Q. DO R-CONTROL, ICC-ES EVALUATED SIPs PASS FIRE CODE REQUIREMENTS?

A. Yes. R-Control SIPs meet fire codes and have been fully tested for surface burning characteristics and smoke development, corner room burn test, thermal barrier, and hourly fire tests on wall, ceiling and roof assemblies. All results are in compliance with building code requirements to assure that R-Control SIPs meet fire codes.

Q. HAVE R-CONTROL SIPs BEEN PROVEN STRUCTURALLY IN EARTHQUAKES AND STORMS?

A. Yes. The strength of R-Control SIPs gives exceptional resistance to seismic activity and high winds. R-Control documentation of homes which used R-Control SIP’s that withstood the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Kobe, Japan in January 1995. These homes were located just miles from the quake’s epicenter and stood solidly against the tremendous force of the earthquake. R-Control SIP structures have also withstood tornados in Tennessee and straight line winds and tree trunks crashing into them in Michigan. The combination of strength and fire testing, with real world performance situations shows that R-Control SIPs meet building codes and deliver long term durability.