SOURCE: ACH Foam Technologies

ACH Foam Technologies

September 13, 2011 11:30 ET

Structural Insulated Panels Save Money / Increase Energy Efficiency for Keystone Remodel

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - ACH Foam Technologies' R-Control Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) were specified to increase the energy efficiency and cost savings for the Keystone Tennis Townhomes remodel which was completed in 5 weeks, half the time originally projected.

The homeowners association of the Keystone Tennis Townhomes voted to remodel the complex's 14 buildings. The project included replacing the townhome roofs to increase the energy efficiency of the buildings. The original roof insulation provided only an average of R-19 insulation value, which was increased to approximately R-38 by using ACH Foam's R-Control Structural Insulated Panels. "The R-Control SIPs and the Foam-Control Nailbase products allowed our customer to achieve the desired increase in R-Value and helped us to reduce our labor bid on a competitive project," stated Dave Detro, Co-Owner of Precision Panel Colorado.

The old roofing material was scraped off, exposing the original decking. New felt paper was installed, and then a total of 52,300 square feet of R-Control SIPs were screwed into place. The perimeter and overhang edges of the buildings had 6 ½" SIPs installed, while the inner area of the roof received 6 ½" nailbase roof panels. Nailbase roof panels differ from Structural Insulated Panels in that oriented strand board is laminated to only one side of the expanded polystyrene with Nailbase, whereas SIPs are laminated on both sides.

"When our company was contacted to help design a more efficient roof for the owners of Tennis Townhomes, nailbase was the most cost effective way to go. We were able to leave the existing framing and increase their insulation to an R-38. By using SIPs at the perimeter of the roof, we were able to give our client a continuous 12" overhang, which is something the association did not have before," explained Senior Project Manager Blake Nudell of Travis Construction. Mr. Nudell further elaborated that utilizing SIPs also solved a weather-related problem. "Ice dams have been an ongoing problem with this association. With the new insulated roof, we are anticipating that this will no longer be an issue."

ACH Foam Technologies' R-Control Structural Insulated panels have been used for over 30 years in residential and commercial projects for their high R-Value, superior strength and quick and easy installation.