What You Need To Know Before Considering SIPs For Your Project
What Are SIPs?
When many think of SIPs, they think of sandwich panel or stress / stressed-skin SIPs which are generally made up of two sheets of OSB glued to a foam core, generally polystyrene insulation. With this type of SIP Panel, the structural integrity of your home depends solely on the oriented strand board (OSB) skins and their glue bond to the foam insulation. Should the OSB become wet or damaged by moisture the panel will rot, losing it's structural integrity and the whole section of panel must be removed and replace. Moisture can lead to the growth of mold and mildew in polystyrene foam products. Another concern and all to common problem with these types of SIPs is glue failure or "delamination". Often new panels will show up on a jobsite already delaminating. Often with time the glue bond will begin to fail. Should this happen, your walls or roof will lose their structural element and could begin to bow out, sag or could even collapse. EPS foam is not fire-friendly and starts to lose its form and melt at around 180 degrees. With an increase in temperature the foam will burn, supporting a flame and fueling the fire, spreading it throughout the structure.
There is a smarter SIPs choice…
RAY-CORE SIPs ™ - The Smart SIP!
What Makes RAY-CORE SIPs ™ the Smart Choice?: Taking into consideration the inherent problems associated with sandwich panel SIPs, RAYCORE developed a better SIPs Panel, far superior to other Structural Insulated Panels on the market.
Using the century old tried and true process of building with wooden studs, RAYCORE took the process into the controlled environment of a factory, molding the studs into a strong and dependable modular Structural Insulated Panels SIPs. Adding to the studs superiorly insulating solid polyurethane foam, the cavities between the studs are sealed tight, leaving no gaps or voids and preventing air infiltration. To top things off, RAYCORE insulation panels are wrapped in a foil radiant barrier! As a result, RAY-CORE SIPs ™ are a fortress against the elements.
Up to 4x the Benefits... Without the Problems: RAY-CORE SIPs panels are superiorly strong - 4x stronger than a conventional stick-framed wall and 2x as strong as conventional sandwich SIPs panels. RAY-CORE’s structurally insulated panels, made with polyurethane foam, boast over 7 R-value per inch of wall thickness. RAYCORE’s unique blend of super high R-value polyurethane foam is virtually impervious to moisture, does not support the growth of molds and mildew and with a class-1 fire rating, will not melt or support a flame. All in all, RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Wall Panels and Insulated Roof Panels are far superior to the competitor’s SIP panel…
RAY-CORE SIPs ™ - The Smart Choice. Make RAYCORE a part of your next home for a lifetime of savings.