Omaha, NE (PRWEB) May 11, 2012
The patent-pending Boost-R Panel by Reward is being unveiled to the market, to meet the growing demands for higher R-Values in walls, which can increase energy efficiency and better meet the specifications of architects.
With more stringent building code requirements and the mainstreaming of net-zero and passive house designs, the Boost-R Panel will be a valued addition to Reward’s product line. The easy-to-use panels have the ability to “boost” ICF wall R-values to R-30, and beyond to higher extremes of R-55 for specialty applications.
They are specifically designed to slide over all 8 form ties and rebar chairs and snap into place. Because the Boost-R panels are placed inside of the core, the ICF’s furring strips are still accessible for attachment on the outside of the form.
“The Boost-R Panels will allow for a more cost-effective solution, from both a material and installation standpoint, to achieve higher actual R-values. We expect this product to meet many specific needs from architects and owners as the industry moves towards increasingly more sustainable buildings,” says Hank Pfeiffer COO, Reward Wall Systems.
The Boost-R Panel allows for customization that allows for different types of foam, foam densities and thicknesses of the panels in order to meet any R-value requirements in the most cost effective way.
As an example of the R-values that can be attained, take a 15" Reward ICF (10" core), add a 4-inch 1.5 pcf density Boost-R Panel and you now have an R-38.68 wall with a 6" concrete core.