New Energy Efficient Construction System
At Riverside Designs, we're always on the lookout for new and better ways of building energy efficient structures. We regularly attend trade shows to see the newest technology in the construction industry. Our philosophy is not to change for the sake of changing, but when a product or system worthy of endorsement comes along we need to make you aware of it. Such is the case with R-Control. We have designed many projects using this construction system, including the University of Texas Charter School at Star Ranch in Ingram, Texas. In each case where we used the system, we have found it to be superior in many ways to conventional framing.
The R-Control Products and SIP's (Structurally Insulated Panels) systems represent a fundamental change in building theory. Simply put, they are a better way to build. To build faster. To build stronger. To build with inherent design flexibility, utilizing an environmentally conscious approach. To produce structurally superior buildings with exceptional energy efficiency. R-Control systems include super-insulated, structural building components for walls, floors, roofs/ceilings, a variety of rigid insulation products for building, R-control EPS for geo-technical applications, and custom fabricated EPS to meet your unique needs.
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R-Control Structural Insulated Panels offer unlimited design possibilities for both commercial and residential applications. R-Control Structural Insulated Panels are a proven performer for commercial structures, including office buildings, schools, churches, apartments, strip malls, and community buildings. They are especially cost-effective when optimum strength, comfort, performance, and energy efficiency are demanded by the building owner, designer, and builder.
A 4 1 / 2 " thick R-Control Structural Insulated Panel wall was tested against 2x4 and 2x6 traditionally framed walls. The R-Control Structural Insulated Panel significantly outperformed 2x4 stud walls and also outperformed thicker 2x6 stud walls. Results are conclusive, 4 1 / 2 " R-Control Structural Insulated Panels have better whole wall R-value than 2x6 batt insulated construction.
The test program was sponsored by the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA). Testing demonstrated that Structural Insulated Panel connections did not create cold spots. This contrasted to conventional stud framed built walls which had cold spots over each lumber stud in the testing. Dramatically reducing cold spots provides a more comfortable interior environment, an advantage in building with R-Control Structural Insulated Panels.
Structural Integrity and Fire Performance
R-Control Structural Insulated Panels have passed structural and fire tests as prescribed by national building code authorities. Load tests include transverse, vertical compression, and racking shear loading. Fire tests include corner room burn and fire exposure under load.
Treated To Resist Termites
R-Control incorporates a thick core of rigid Perform Guard EPS termite resistant insulation. Perform Guard is made under a patented process which uses a natural mineral that is formulated to resist termites and builds it right into the insulation.
Quality Control and Warranty
Panels are factory made to exacting standards monitored by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and recognized by national codes and regulatory bodies. R-Control offers a product warranty for R-Control Structural Insulated Panels ensuring structural integrity, thermal performance, and termite resistance.
R-Control EPS contains no CFC's, HCFC's,HFC's, or formaldehyde. It is inert, non-nutritive, and highly stable. We encourage you to support recycling and energy conservation.
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