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Thermocore SIPs use the same construction principles found in steel I-beams, making them two to three times stronger than today’s stick built walls. The foam core and the two skins form an I-beam matrix that is extremely strong and lightweight. Unique tongue and groove joints locks the entire house together, making it a structural system rather than separate wall sections.
Thermocore panels do NOT contain any CFCs.
Although Thermocore SIPs do not use studs, they’re designed with the same construction principles found in steel I-beams, making them two to three times stronger than today’s stick built walls. The foam core and the two skins form an I-beam matrix that is extremely strong and lightweight. Unique tongue and groove joints lock the entire house together, making it a structural system rather than separate wall sections.
The polyurethane foam we use incorporates a fire retardant that gives Thermocore SIPs a Class I fire rating (the highest rating for residential construction). Unlike EPS panels that start to melt at approximately 175 degrees, Thermocore panels maintain their structural integrity up to 750 degrees and will never melt. This higher standard of fire resistance will give you peace of mind and may lower your homeowner’s insurance premiums.
Virtually any house design can be built with Thermocore SIPs. In some cases, though, it may make more sense to use a conventional roof with our wall panels. Our staff will be happy to discuss your design with you and recommend the best method. If you need help designing a home with Thermocore structural insulated panels, see our list of experienced architects and builders.
Thermocore panels employ state-of-the-art infrared technology to actually look inside each panel after it is made. Each panel is inspected and stamped for quality assurance. Thermocore refers to this system as the Insulation Verification System or IVS. With other panel systems, subs unfamiliar with panels dig into them to provide everything from window bucks to electrical, leaving you unsure of the final product.
No. First of all, if Thermocore panels represented a health hazard, we would not be allowed to sell them. Secondly, the foam we use in our panels is the same foam used in the cushions of your chairs and the pillows on your bed. Many of the EPS manufacturers have tried to create scare tactics to sell against the Polyurethane manufacturers. Truth be told, they will never show you any documentation to prove what they are saying. As a matter of fact, medical studies have proved the long term safety of polyurethane foam panels. These are medical professionals conducting real studies, not a sales representative spreading rumors. Next time you hear something negative said about Polyurethane foam panels, consider the source and look at the science.
Polyurethane is a material that has been proven safe again and again. A study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Vol. 245, No. 3) reported that polyurethane foam is fully cured before being used in construction, and that fully cured polyurethane panels present no bleed-off of toxic products. The study further stated that there were no reports of toxicity occurring to people in homes insulated with polyurethane. Simply put: you can use our panels with confidence.