A Homeowner Can't Afford To Settle For Less

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  • Integrated Studs1

    Integrated Studs

    RAY-CORE SIPs ™ use the proven structural reliability of studs to produce a strong insulated panel that will last the lifetime of of your structure. We guarantee it... see our Ltd. Lifetime Warranty!

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  • Radiant Vapor & Air Barrier2

    Radiant Vapor & Air Barrier

    Keep the summer heat out and the winter heat in, increasing comfort and reducing your utilities. RAY-CORE SIPs ™ will save you money each month on utility bills for the lifetime of your home!

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  • Easy To Handle Preinsulated Building Panel3

    Easy To Handle Preinsulated Building Panel

    If you can build with sticks, you can build with RAY-CORE SIPs ™. Uses standard framing practices, no special plans, no expensive engineering, no specialized builders, no costly cranes. "Easy-peasy"!

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  • Super-Insulating Polyurethane Foam Insulation4

    Super-Insulating Polyurethane Foam Insulation

    RAY-CORE SIPs ™ - highest R-value, least expensive Structural Insulated Panel on the market. Get the best for less and save by reducing your HVAC system up to 1/2. Savings could make your panels FREE!

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As The Homeowner Building With SIPs

When building a new home you can't afford to shortcut on the insulation. Because of the high insulation R-values of RAY-CORE SIP panels, along with the tightness of their joints, savings in energy costs are significant over the life of the structure. Studies show that owners can save up to 40% on heating and cooling costs every year. With savings like that you will be putting money back in your pocket in less than three years.

 

Choosing The Right Contractor For The Job

 

Innovative contractors love our product! RAYCORE utilizes standard building practices that have been proven for hundreds of years (rafters for roofs, double top plates, single bottom plate, headers, king studs, and trimmers for walls). Because RAYCORE is improving standard building practices and not “reinventing the wheel” no special tools or training are needed to use this energy saving roof panel, wall panel and insulated header system. Just choose your favorite contractor.

Here are five questions you might ask yourself and the contractor before you commit to a builder:

1. Is this builder just trying to sell me a house and not a home?
2. Does this builder care about my long term utility bills? 
3. Do they poo-poo energy efficiency and tell you it’s not worth the effort?
4. Ask them to describe some of the energy savings strategies that they have used on recent jobs.
5. Are they more worried about how much they are going to make rather than your desires?

 

Remember, It's Your Home, It's Your Money...  You're In Charge, Not the Builder!

 

A Few Facts You Might Want To Know

    • Energy efficiency is not on the "wish list" for home buyers today—it is on the ‘MUST’ list.
    • A Neilsen US National Poll cited Energy Efficiency as America's #1 Housing Concern
    • Consumers spend over 241 billion each year on energy for home use.
    • Heating and cooling account for almost half ot the average home's utility costs.
    • A typical U.S. family spends about $1,900.00 per year on utility bills.
    • US Residential electricity prices have increased at a rate of 10-11% per year since 2006, and have recently grown to an increase of 13%.
    • DOE states that homeowners may be able to reduce their energy bills from 10% to 50% by taking certain steps - One of the major steps being additional insulation!

To read more about these facts see: U.S.Energy Star Recommends Home Insulation R-Values, National Association of Realtors article titled: Buyers Ready to Spend on Green?

 

How Much Will This Cost Me?

Home Size

Avg. Heating bills/month without RAY-CORE

Avg. Heating bills/month with RAY-CORE. Savings/year with RAY-CORE Added cost of R42 panels. Number of years till payback (ROI)
1000 sq feet $90 $54 $432 $900 2.1 Years
1500 sq feet $135 $81 $648 $1350 2.1 Years
2000 sq feet $180 $108 $864 $1600 2.1 Years
2500 sq feet $225 $135 $1080 $2000 2.1 Years
3000 sq feet $270 $162 $1296 $2250 2.1 Years
3500 sq feet $315 $189 $1512 $2625 2.1 Years
4000 sq feet $360 $216 $1728 $2800 2.1 Years
4500 sq feet $405 $243 $1944 $3150 2.1 Years
5000 sq feet $450 $270 $2160 $3500 2.1 Years
NOTE: This table uses a tested 40% energy savings. This is for comparison use only and does not constitute a guarantee or guaranteed savings.

On average it will cost about $1,350.00 more on a 1500 sq foot home to use RAYCORE's SIP wall panels than sticks and fiberglass or cellulose. This small investment will pay you back in less than three years and keep money in your pocket throughout your life.  Because of the high R-values and tighness of the construction, your HVAC system will be reduced in size and related cost, may to as much as 1/2 and the savings might even make the cost of your panels FREE!  Read More about Energy Savings.

 

Real R-Values Of Different Insulations

As with most insulators (cellulose, fiberglass, polyurethane, and polystyrene a.k.a. EPS or XPS,) as the air temperature drops the R-value increases.  As the air temperature raises the R-value decreases. It is important that when you see an R-value you know at what temperature the product was tested. The apples to apples R-value ASTM C518 comparison is 75°F.  If you live in a colder climate, you may be more concerned with comparing the 50°F or even 20°F R-value of the insulators you are considering as many products R-values drastically decrease as the temperatures drop.  RAYCORE's custom blend high density closed cell polyurethane foam is the best performing insulator on the market for cold climates!  Equally, it is a standout in hot climates as well!  The per inch R-values below are in accordance with the ASTM C518 Standards at 75°F.

 

*R-VALUES AT 75°F R-Value/ Inch R-Value 2x4 (3.5") R-Value 2x6 (5.5") R-Value 2x8 (7.25")
RAYCORE Polyurethane Foam 7 24.5 38.5 50.7
Closed Cell Spray Foam 5.8 20.3 31.9 42.0
Extruded Polystyrene  (EPS)            (SIPS) 5.0 17.5               (3") 27.5                (5") 36.2                  (7")
Expanded Polystyrene (XPS)            (SIPS) 4.6 13.8                (3") 23                   (5") 32.2                  (7")
Fiberglass Batts 3.27 11.45 18 24.5
Cellulose 3.5 12.25 19.2 25.3
Wet-Spray Cellulose 3.4 11.9 18.7 24.65
Blown-in Fiberglass 2.4 8.4 13.2 17.4