Our residential codes go far in ensuring energy efficiency but leave home comfort out of the equation. So it’s up to you, the builder, to ensure that buyers feel well when they live in the homes you construct.
To help protect against termites in high infestation areas (which are generally concentrated in the South east USA) Halo Subterra and Exterra products are available from our plants in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kansas with foam cores treated with Preventol, which adds an secondary layer of defense against termites.
See how applying a layer of Halo Exterra can reduce your home’s energy consumption and prevent unhealthy mold outbreaks. It’s also an opportunity to meet stringent new energy codes without breaking the bank.
Why Adding a Layer of CI Is the More Cost-Effective Way to Increase Effective R-Value of Above-Grade Walls
Simply adding a layer of CI, such as Halo’s Exterra, can give you a whopping 34.5% R-Value boost, while only increasing your costs slightly. This method also creates a higher thermal lag, leading to reduced long-term energy costs.
Halo Exterra performs two functions in a building enclosure assembly (thermal resistance + functions as the water control layer with sealed joints), whereas Comfortboard by Rockwool only performs a single function providing a somewhat lower thermal resistance.
Halo’s Interra rigid insulation excels at insulating walls, floors, and ceilings — it offers a stable, long-term R-Value, acts as a vapor barrier when needed, and reflects heat back inside if you leave an air gap.
Halo’s insulation products provide top thermal resistance values, durability, flexibility, and other characteristics that are well-suited for several common residential applications. Learn more today!
Is Graphite Polystyrene (GPS) An Open Or Closed Cell Insulation? (And Why It Matters!) Insulation can be referred to as […]
See how Halo’s GPS core still surpasses the new Foamular 150 NGX. The NEW and improved XPS still uses more energy and resources than Halo’s Type 1 GPS and creates a foam board product that offers lower long-term thermal resistance.
If the existing walls do not have a layer of structural sheathing, they may require bracing per local building codes. If corner bracing is used, you will need to take steps to ensure all Exterra panels are flush with those Exterra panels installed at the corners.