Durability of SIPs
Q. HOW DO R-CONTROL SIPs RESIST TERMITES, MOLD, MILDEW, AND DECAY?A. R-Control SIPs are no more susceptible to insect infestation than other forms of construction. However, R-Control has identified and thoroughly researched two products to provide protection of your investment. First, the insulation core of an R-Control SIP is Foam-Control EPS with Perform Guard®. Foam-Control EPS with Perform Guard is manufactured with an additive to provide termite resistance and is recognized as meeting ICC-ES requirements for termite resistance.
R-Control SIPs can be additionally protected with FrameGuard® Coating. FrameGuard coating protects the OSB facings from termites, mold, mildew, and decay. Most importantly, this includes a 20 year warranty and GreenGuard® certification for indoor air quality. Even with these effective treatments, preventative building practices should be employed by the builder, and maintained by the homeowner.