What is a Solid Core Home?
Structural Insulated Panels join high performance rigid foam insulation to Oriented Strand Board (OSB) or plywood. The thickness of foam is adjusted to increase R-Value. Exterior and interior facings are shown with standard OSB. Drywall is field applied as needed. The first Solid Core type construction was made in 1935 and the buildings are still in use today, nearly 70 years later.
Every EPS home package includes pre-assembled, insulated headers, along with window and door cutouts and horizontal and vertical electrical chases.
Using EPS solid core roof panels, a home can have high vaulted ceilings.
The biggest benefit of Solid Core Design versus a stick built home is energy efficiency. Don't pay to heat and cool the outdoors! Air leakage and improperly installed insulation can waste 20 percent or more of the energy you pay to heat and cool your home. Typical homes have so many leaks, it's like having a window open all the time, winter and summer.
"Ridge beams with EPS panels can eliminate trusses and open your vaulted great room
with extremely high R-values and air-tight panel systems."