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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. Extensive testing has been performed by many independent laboratories. 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 SIPs are manufactured under quality control program monitored by PFS Corp., a leading Third Party Inspection agency.

Q. DO R-CONTROL SIPs MEET FIRE CODES?

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

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

A. Yes. R-Control SIPs have exceptional strength to resist seismic activity and high winds. R-Control has 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.