Radon is a hazardous, radioactive gas that’s prevalent across much of North America. But while our building codes have a working solution, what if we told you that there’s a product that performs 7 times better at stopping Radon ingress? This post will examine the test results comparing the Radon-retarding properties of Halo’s Subterra Plus versus the current code requirement.
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.
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.
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.
Halo’s rigid insulation system relies on an advanced graphite foam core that outperforms its leading XPS contenders in efficiency and low emissions. Halo’s products — Interra, Exterra, and Subterra — are each tailored to a specific application.
Adding Continuous Insulation, such as Halo’s Exterra, to your wall assembly can simplify your path to code compliance. Apart from helping you keep up with the evolving energy code regulations, designing walls with CI like Exterra can also lessen the load on your conditioning systems and save valuable resources.
With Halo® Exterra® rigid insulation, Structural wood sheathing and Zip System Sheathing are both compliant bracing methods that integrate perfectly into the building’s envelope.
The entire US is on track to re-join the Paris Agreement and gradually ban HFCs. XPS is not the only high-performance product on the market, and with high, long-lasting R-values and a 0-HFC content, Halo’s GPS is already a better, cleaner alternative.
Do you worry about exposing foam board insulation to the outdoors? Or leaving it uncovered inside a home?
Read more to explore the perils of exterior and interior exposure, and how 3 common rigid insulation products perform in this regard.