Other stories by Fernando Pages Ruiz

  • Polyurethane SIPs From Murus

    The company’s structural insulated panels use the chemical HFC 245fa as a blowing agent in their polyurethane SIPs. HFC 245fa has a zero Ozone Depletion Probability (ODP), a low Global Warming Potential relative to other refrigerants, and is not considered a VOC. The manufacturer claims the OSB is...

  • FrameGuard Coated SIPs From R-Control Building Systems

    R-Control FrameGuard Coated SIPs are treated with FrameGuard Coating comprised of organic fungicides and a borate that prevents mold, mildew, and termite damage to its wood components, says the firm. In addition, the expanded polystyrene core is treated with Perform Guard termite protection...

  • Polyurethane-Core SIPs From Better Building Products

    The company offers a full line of polyurethane-core SIPs with an emphasis on cement board–clad products for high-humidity areas. A wide array of cladding materials is available, including metal, plywood, and some finished wood products along with traditional OSB. Magnesium oxide is an option for...

  • SIPs Provide Efficient, Fast Building Alternative

    Though they still make up a small share of the market, structural insulated panels provide an alternative to stick-building that's efficient during and after construction.

  • Product Review: Insulation

    Insulation is inherently green for its energy-saving properties. Here's a look deeper to see how each type measures up on other eco factors.