Energy Efficient SIPs Update for 18th Century Virginia Home
Located in Southampton County, Virginia, this historical home was built long before energy efficiency was even thought of. When the homeowner decided to make renovations, improving the energy efficiency of the home was a must while preserving the historic elements, and energy efficient RAY-CORE SIPs ® were the perfect insulation product for the project.
Jeff’s great-great-grandfather built this home in the late 18th century. It was here during the Nat Turner slave revolt of 1831 that a slave by the name of Red saved Jeff’s great-great-grandmother, who was 8 months pregnant with her first child, from being murdered. As a result of this brave man’s deed, the family and their home remain a part of our country’s often difficult history that contains important lessons for our time. The Francis family is working hard to preserve this turning point in our country’s history, and preserving the family home is just a small step in keeping this story from fading completely into the past. RAYCORE Structural Insulated Panels ® are proud to be a part of this project.
Builder: Jeff Francis on right, Danny Schacht, and sons Wills and Wesley Francis, Quality Building, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Qualitybuildingvb.com - With no electricity available at the job site, Jeff and his crew got creative, using the "tools from the time" to cut the panels!