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Air Sealing SIPs

Durability & Energy Savings Air sealing SIPs properly provides huge reductions in energy consumption through reduced air infiltration. This is not the only purpose of air sealing, the other is building durability. Air infiltration and exfiltration carry large volumes of

SIPs and the IECC-12 Energy Code

INTRODUCTION The 2012 IECC requires higher levels of insulation than previous energy codes. As with most ICC residential model codes, there are 2 main paths to compliance, 1) prescriptive and 2) performance. Most conventional (stick-frame-and-infill) homes use the prescriptive method.

Open Vs. Closed Cell Foams

Introduction We’re often asked if our foam cores are closed-cell vs. open-cell. Technically, plastic foams commonly used for insulation are all open-cell to a certain degree. There are some materials advertised as “closed-cell”, but it’s a question of degree, rather

Huber ZIP System & SIPs

Huber Engineered Woods has released a housewrap-less sheathing system called ZIP System. This is basically OSB sheathing (7/16” thick for walls and 1/2” & 5/8” thick for roofs) with a liquid water resistive/water vapor permeable coating on the outside. Their

SIPs and the IECC-09 Energy Code

The 2009 IECC requires higher levels of insulation than previous energy codes. As with most ICC residential model codes, there are 2 main paths to compliance, 1) prescriptive and 2) performance. Most conventional (stick-frame-and-infill) homes use the prescriptive method. Because

Siding and Roofing Details

Most of Foard Panel’s experience and customer base is in the northeast. The best practices outlined here are based on a combination of our experience and our best understanding of building science. Since our geographical range of experience is regional,

How to Choose Your Core

Beginning in the 3rd quarter of 2012, Foard Panel expaned from two to four different foam core materials. Our original core foams, EPS and XPS, will continue with no changes. We added polyiso (PIR) & Neopor (NEO) cores. This bulletin

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