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