The new minimum R-value ensures that builders build homes that are much more energy efficient, allowing those homes to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures over the long term. These more efficient buildings will reduce heating and cooling demands, save energy costs, help improve indoor air quality and increase the longevity of the structure.
For builders, choosing the right method of insulation is crucial for delivering the project on time and on budget and for complying with the new rules. While some builders choose “flash-and-batt” (spray foam and fiberglass blanket insulation), there is a simpler and more efficient method of meeting the R-20 requirement: continuous insulation.
“Continuous isolation is a smarter, more integrated, and better performing solution than flash-and-batt,” explained Todd gluski, Marketing Director for Ox Engineered Products. “Builders are able to provide a structural cladding, air barrier, and water-resistant barrier with built-in continuous insulation products while eliminating thermal bridges, which also complies with new codes. energy adopted. Plus, it’s cost effective and easy For the long term performance of exterior walls and the home in general, it makes sense to go with continuous insulation over some of the traditional approaches. “
Continuous insulation eliminates the problem of condensation in the walls (common with the flash and mat solution), and builders can still use a 2×4 framing. It can also contribute to a lower Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating, improving the home’s value and making it even more attractive to potential buyers.
OX-IS, developed by Ox Engineered Products, is a four-in-one product that allows builders to simultaneously install Structural Insulation Sheathing, Continuous Insulation, Air Barrier and Water Barrier.
“When you do the math, OX-IS brings you to R-20 all at once,” Gluski noted. “Use ½” OX-IS (R-3), add high density blanket insulation (R-15) and allow for R-2 when using continuous insulation. With OX-IS, the house immediately becomes code compliant. ”
For the builders of these Tennessee counties looking for an immediate solution for projects starting after March 1, 2021, the following vendors currently offer OX-IS:
- 84 Lumber
- 111 Tennessee Road, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075
- 136 Wheeler Street, La Vergne, Tennessee 37086
- FirstSource builders
- 712 Massman Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37210
- 300 Pryor Creek Road North, Lebanon, Tennessee 37090
- Kight Visitor Center
- 444C Dick Buchanan Street, La Vergne, Tennessee 37086
For more information on OX-IS, visit: www.oxengineeredproducts.com/product/ox-is/
About Ox Engineered products:
Based at Northville, Michigan, Ox Engineered Products is a leading specialty manufacturer of structural coatings and thermal insulation building products. Ox supplies a variety of building materials serving both the residential and commercial construction markets across United States. Ox products are designed to save builders time and money while meeting the strictest building codes. For more information, visit www.oxengineeredproducts.com.
Contact person for public relations:
Todd gluski, Marketing Director
Beef engineered products
22260 Haggerty Road, Suite 365
Northville, Michigan 48167
SOURCE Ox Engineering Products