SIPs Panels by RAYCORE Spec'd by Idaho Home Design in Southpoint 3724 Sq Ft, 5 Bedroom Home

SIPS Panels Spec'd RAYCORE Idaho Home Design

RAY-CORE SIPs Panels are a perfect fit for Idaho Designer, Tanya Cromwell at Idaho Home Design and her partner Leland Jensen of Leland Jensen Construction.  With energy efficiency a foremost concern in all their homes, Leland Jensen believes that “meeting code isn't enough.  We must go above and beyond the minimum code requirements.”  Their goal is to not only build a home that their customers will be comfortable in, but one that is energy efficient, lowering their energy bills and saving them money over the long term.  At their estimated 1% increase in construction costs compared to the overall cost of the home, Leland and Tanya find RAY-CORE SIPs ™ to be an outstanding added value that will be easily made up by the homeowner in utility bills during the first couple of years they are in the home.  Lower utility bills mean overall lower monthly expenses, and that feels good.  But nothing compares to the comfort of living in a tight, super-insulated home built with RAY-CORE SIPs ™ panels. And the benefits go far beyond insulation value.

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SIPs Panels by RAYCORE Under Construction at Southpoint

Tanya touted the benefits of tight construction that are a result of the RAY-CORE SIPs ™ panels.  “Clients have described how they cannot hear the wind in their home, and in Idaho Falls the wind blows a lot here!”  While speaking with one of their clients more recently, Tanya learned of a benefit she hadn’t thought of.  “We had a client that purchased a model home ask us why her home was so much quieter than their neighbors.”  Not aware of the special methods and materials that the house had been built with, which included RAY-CORE SIPs ™, the homeowner couldn’t imagine what would make such a difference.  This homeowner commented that her neighbors were all complaining about the construction noise in their new subdivision and she commented that she hadn’t even noticed. Once Tanya explained how the solid core exterior walls, consisting of RAYCORE polyurethane foam SIPs panels, greatly diminished sound penetration, this homeowner was even more appreciative of her superior quality Leland Jenson Construction built home.

SIPs Panels Home Complete RAYCORE Leland Jensen Construction

Finished Southpoint Home by Leland Jensen Construction Using RAYCORE Structural Insulated Panels

Leland commented on the simplicity of using RAY-CORE SIPs ™ panels.  Intimidating at first to some new framers, “after a quick tutorial, our framer can construct a home with RAY-CORE SIPs ™ as quickly as a stick built home.”  RAYCORE takes the three construction steps of framing, installing vapor barrier and insulating and put them all into a single, energy and labor saving framing system.  With the utilization of RAYCORE’s insulated headers, the substantial heat loss that traditionally occurs in that space is eliminated.  With Idaho temperatures ranging from 40 degrees F below zero in the winter, to 105 degrees F in the summer, Tanya remarked that “heating and cooling the homes here is a big deal!  RAYCORE makes the building envelope much more efficient.”

For assistance with your design needs, visit Idaho Home Design's website at:, or contact Tanya by email or call 208.589.9558.  When building a new home in the Idaho Falls area, you can reach Leland or Russ, of Leland Jensen Construction, by email at: or phone: 1.208.529.4135.  Visit their website at:

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