RAY-CORE SIPs Panels Homeowner is “Happiest Guy In the Country”

SIPs Panels the Answer!

When this Ozarks homeowner decided to build a new energy efficient home, he knew that it all would have to start with the insulation.  Searching for something better than conventional fiberglass insulation, when he found RAY-CORE SIPs Panels he knew that these insulation panels were just what he had been looking for, so he picked up the phone and called RAY-CORE.  Read what this happy customer has to say about his experience with RAY-CORE from start to finish and the homes overall heating and cooling performance…

Customer’s RAY-CORE SIPs Panels Experience

“I appreciate your follow-up a couple months ago so see how the SIPs panels were performing. I did not want to give you an answer until we went through an entire summer and a winter.  Let me say one thing.  The SIPS panels are flat out AMAZING! 

We did do several things to ensure that we would have the most energy efficient home possible.   Number one, we live in Arkansas and the summers can run several degrees over a 100 for 40-60 days.  It’s hot and humid here.  Your a/c bill can kill you.  So we faced the home north and south and put no windows on the west wall.  We also did 3 foot overhangs to shade all the windows.  We built on a crawl space and blocked off all crawl space vents.  I ordered the Doug Rye “energy guy” video and tried to follow all his specs.  Our heating and air conditioning is all electric and we spent extra for the highest seer unit available at the time “I think it was a 17 seer”.  It is a zoned unit, so we have 5 zones.  This is to prevent heating and cooling the entire 6000 sq. foot home constantly.  Our media room and extra living quarters are in the attic space, (story and a half). 

So bottom line is we have a 6000 square foot home and we have not had one monthly electric bill over 350$.  Most months have been 180$-200$.  August was around 250$, and December and January was 300-350$.  Every one of my neighbors who has a larger home comparable to ours has been astonished when they see our electric bill.  My last home was 4500 sq. ft. and it ran close to 600$/month.

Bottom Line  

So bottom line is I’m the happiest guy in the country right now.  The only thing I wish I had done different is put SIPS panels on the roof of my home and put shingles over that.  Electric bill might be less than $100/month!”

Simply stated by this happy RAY-CORE customer, “We love ‘em and you all did great…shipping and follow-up and all!”

For more information about RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels, visit our website at www.raycore.com, or simply click the green button on the right of your screen and one of our knowledgeable staff will respond within 24 hours.  If you wish to speak with someone at RAY-CORE now, pick up the phone and call toll free, 1.877.552.2440.

Insulated Panels Help Make WheelHaus RPTs Sustainable

Jackson Hole, Wyoming entrepreneur Jamie Mackay had a vision.  An owner of one of the Valley’s most luxury cabin resorts, Jamie has taken Recreational Park Trailers (RPTs) to the next level.  With a passion for sustainable building techniques, Jamie saw RAY-CORE’s energy saving insulated panels as a perfect fit.  With innovative design and a careful focus on space management, Jamie’s WheelHaus park model homes are the “next generation of RPTs”.


Insulated Panels by RAY-CORE - WheelHaus RPTs

RAY-CORE’s Insulated Panels keep WheelHaus’ RPTs Warm in the Winter and Cool in the Summer

Finding a Solution

Searching for trailers to develop his Fireside Resort, situated in the shadows of the famous Jackson Hole Ski Resort, Jamie was looking for something different… something better. Unable to find a product that met his standards of durability, energy efficiency and clean living, he decided that he would build his own.

More Than a Trailer

Insulated Panels by RAYCORE Are Used by WheelHaus in Their RPTs
RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels are the Foundation of Wheelhaus’ Sustainable Building Techniques

WheelHaus has developed a product that is more than a trailer.  Designed for trailer parks of the future, these units are stylish and attractive, have a layout that is open, comfortable and energy efficient.  Not your typical structure when thinking of the term “green building”, but then again this isn’t your typical park model trailer.  Designed and built to LEED Gold standards and Certified Green, WheelHaus ensures a “healthier and more sustainable product.”

It’s All in the Details

WheelHaus RPTs and Insulated Panels by RAY-CORE

The Wedge by WheelHaus

Constructed of the highest quality materials, the RPT units start with a steel frame, top that with a durable, super-insulated structure made from RAY-CORE’s energy saving insulated panels. High r-value windows and doors finish off the envelop, sealing out the elements and keeping heating and cooling costs to a minimum.  The exterior siding, wood ceilings and skirting are all made from beautiful reclaimed Wyoming snow fencing.  Good air-quality is achieved through the use of low-VOC paints and wood floorings.  Energy Star appliances, low-flow fixtures and faucets and a high-efficiency gas fireplace reduce demand on energy and water resources

More than something good for the environment, Jamie envisioned  surroundings that would be comfortable and enjoyable with full-size living packed into 400 square feet.  The one bedroom unit include ample room for a king size bed and two nightstands, a built-in 4 drawer bureau, closet and desk.  The combination kitchen and dining room is both comfortable and functional with a mini-kitchen that includes a sink, two-burner cooktop, microwave, dishwasher and under counter refrigerator.  Concrete countertops and modern cabinetry add rustic style.  The large living room accommodates a full-size sofa, two ottomans and two side tables.  The full bath packs quality fixtures, a custom vanity with concrete top, quartzite floors and stone shower with glass doors.  To learn more about WheelHaus, visit their site at wheelhaus.com.

RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels Proud to Be A Part

RAY-CORE is proud to be part of Jamie’s vision for the future.  To find out more how RAY-CORE’s energy saving structural insulated panels are contributing to a sustainable building future, feel free to visit www.raycore.com.  If you wish to speak with a representative to discuss your project, email by clicking the green button to the right of your screen or simply call toll free 1.877.552.2440.

SIPs Panels by RAY-CORE – Part of Luxury Eco Lodge Home in Winter Park, Colorado

RAY-CORE SIPs Panels Part of Luxury Eco Lodge!


SIPs Panels Part of Colorado Ecolodge Home RAYCORE

RAY-CORE SIPs Panels Were A Part of Keeping The Utilities Low On This Amazing Eco Lodge Home in Winterpark, Colorado

Jonathan Rose knows how to do things right!  And when Jonathan decided that he was going to build the ultimate Eco Home in Winter Park, Colorado, he knew that this home would have to include structural insulated SIPs Panels by RAY-CORE.  This amazing 14,773 square foot lodge home boats the best in green building and luxurious living.  In the heart of the Rocky Mountains and adjacent to one of Colorado’s most popular resort towns, this beautiful home is nestled on 3 acres and enjoys breathtaking 360 degree views of the awe inspiring landscape.  Spend a few moments and enjoy this video below of this masterpiece home.  You will see why RAY-CORE is proud to have its SIPs Panels a part of this wonderful home….

With spruce and douglas fir logs on the first floor, the second floor walls are insulated with RAY-CORE’s R42 SIPs Panels and the expansive roof with R52 panels.  The 13,488 square feet of structural insulated panels envelopes 6 bedrooms, 4 of which are luxurious master suites with private en suite baths and walk-in closets.  A bunk room that sleeps 10, an amazing cooks kitchen that can comfortably cater up to 200 and a dining room and great room that will easily accommodate the crowd.   The fun never ends with game rooms, a wine cellar and bar, custom theatre with full 4-d experience and an exercise room for after the fun.

SIPS Panels and More Add Up To Savings

Coupled with geothermal heating, radiant in-floor heat, high quality windows and other energy efficient technology, the RAY-CORE SIP panels keep the overall monthly running costs to an astounding minimum!

SIPs Panels by RAY-CORE Rose Colorado Ecolodge

What an Amazing Home!

If you would like to find out more about this amazing home, visit Jonathan’s site at http://www.119elkmeadows.com/.

Save with RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels – SIPs Panels

To find out more about how RAY-CORE SIP panels can help turn your next home into an energy saving eco home, visit our website at www.raycore.com.  If you would like to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff, just click the green button to the right of your screen and someone will respond within the next 24 hours.  Or if you wish to speak with someone now, phone toll free by simply dialing 1.877.552.2440.  RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels –SIPs Panels… saving you money for the life of your home!

Search for Structural Insulated Panels Leads Homeowner to a Superiorly Insulated Home

Structural Insulated Panels For Vaulted Ceiling

New Jersey resident, Tom Kappeler needed a good solution for insulating the exposed beam vaulted ceiling that was to become the central feature of his new home, Tom wanted a product that would provide the most insulation possible, R-40 or better, in the least amount of space.  Searching Structural Insulated Panels SIPs on the internet took him to a long list of SIP panels manufacturers who produce the more commonly known “sandwich panel” style structural insulated panels.  Consisting of an insulating foam (generally polystyrene) with OSB glued to either side, Tom found this to be “overkill and overpriced” and didn’t like the idea that he would have to use insulation panels “12 inches thick to meet code requirements”.

Structural Insulated Panels by RAYCORE Kappeler
RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels – SIPs Wall Panels Quick and Easy Framing

Structural Insulated Panels by RAY-CORE Was the Answer 

 Tom was thrilled when he came upon RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels.  Utilizing polyurethane foam, integrated studs and a foil radiant vapor barrier, RAY-CORE is a different kind of structural insulated panel.  Tom was impressed by the whopping R26 insulation value RAY-CORE packs into their 3-1/2” panel and the impressive R42 achieved in the 5-1/2” panel.   Concerned about upfront costs, Tom ran the numbers and determined that if he went with spray foam, the added cost was far above the RAY-CORE panels.  Considering, as Tom put it “energy savings down the road and other cost savings immediately during construction… Insulation is done… Vapor barrier is done…”  and the benefits that come with basic sealing techniques to cut down air infiltration, RAY-CORE SIPs panels would be an affordable solution for both the walls and ceilings on this project.

SIPs Wall Panels By RAY-CORE

RAY-CORE SIPs Wall Panels Before Sheetrock

Blogging About RAY-CORE SIP Panels

Before starting his New Home, Tom decided that this was going to be one to share with others, so he again took to the internet, posting a blog.  Taking visitors each step of the way, this give him a forum to share ideas, products and techniques utilized successes and allow others the opportunity to ask questions and provide input.  Packed full of pictures, some of which that have been shared in this article, feel free to drop in and see what Tom and others have to say about RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels.  http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/projects/255216-new-home-begins-28.html.

Structural Insulated Roof Panels by RAY-CORE

RAY-CORE’s Structural Insulated Panels – Roof SIPs

Tom’s readers too are intrigued and impressed with RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels.  A simple product for both builders or Do-It-Yourself-ers, readers agree with Tom’s conclusions.  Doing a quick calculation “on the back of a napkin”, one poster found that “for a 2×6 wall with fiberglass bat[sic] (R-18) verses 2×4 Raycore panels (R-25)[sic] –(R-26)” put “Raycore panels at a competitive price for the same R-value of insulation”.   Considering the benefits of a lifetime of energy costs savings, many of Tom’s visitors now will utilize RAY-CORE SIPs for their next project.


In the end, Tom’s words are simply put…  “Love the Panels!”.

And you can too… To find out more about RAY-CORE SIP Panels visit our website at www.raycore.com or feel free to click the green button on the right of your screen and one of RAY-CORE’s knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you.  If you wish to speak to someone right now, feel free to phone toll-free 1.877.552.2440.

Structural Insulated Panels Open Beam Ceiling

Structural Insulated Panels Both Walls and Ceilings Come Together To Make a Tight, Super-Insulated Envelope

Structural Insulated Panels for Vaulted Ceiling RAY-CORE

RAY-CORE’s Structural Insulated Panels – The Perfect Product for Insulating this Beautiful Vaulted Ceiling

Structural Insulated Panels SIPs Wall Panels RAY-CORE

Another Beautiful Home Built with RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels Will Enjoy A Lifetime of Energy Savings!


RAY-CORE SIP Panels a Hit with “AARP Construction”

SIP Panels by RAY-CORE the Unquestionable Solution for Senior DIY ’er

Jens Noet decided to take on with the help of his friends the construction of his new Idaho retirement home.  As long-time “partners in (actually against) crime”, retired police officers Jens and Kevin went in search of new and innovative products to utilize in this project.  Researching structural insulated panels or SIPs, it was easy for them to see that RAY-CORE SIP Panels were far superior to sandwich panels SIPs and they liked the superior R-42 insulation value.  As novice builders with some “prior-life” framing experience, the decision was simple that RAY-CORE’s unique structural insulated panels were the perfect product for these Do-It-Yourself-ers.  Jens and Kevin were so excited to work with RAY-CORE’s SIP Panels that they wanted to share their experience by producing this video.  Just click below to see how easy the construction progressed!

How Did the RAY-CORE SIP Panels Project Go Jens?

When asked about the project, Jens stated that things went “even better than expected”.  Supposing the SIP panels to be easy to use, he states that “they were even easier to use and work with”… with simply “no negatives”.  Although some aspects of the project required some new or different techniques, the learning curve was simple and intuitive and the RAY-CORE structural insulated panels did not present any challenges.  Speaking specifically of the wiring, Jens stated that although the approach was a little different, “it went smoothly, quickly and was easy to do” not requiring “any more time than conventional methods”.

All in all, Jens and Kevin are thrilled with their experience with RAY-CORE’s structural insulated panels and are sharing their enthusiasm with others.  “It’s so solid”, says Jens in astonishment.   RAY-CORE SIP Panels “make things far more comfortable than a conventional home.”

Jens couldn’t speak more highly of his experience working with RAY-CORE’s knowledgeable staff.  “Bryan’s energy and enthusiasm for the product made working with RAY-CORE a pleasure.”  To find out more about the product, you can visit RAY-CORE’s comprehensive website at www.raycore.comIf you would like more information, request a contact by clicking the green button on the right of your screen or pick up the phone and call 1.877.552.2440 to speak with a RAY-CORE expert.

Structural Insulated Panels and the Maximus Tiny House

Structural Insulated Panels for Tiny Houses

RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels were the perfect solution for Stew MacInnes’ self-contained living units sometimes referred to as Tiny Houses.

SIP Panels by RAYCORE and Maximus Living Solutions

With more than twenty years in the real estate industry as a broker, Stew served as the branch New Homes director for what was at that time the second largest Coldwell Banker franchise in the US.   Two decades later, Stew found himself assessing the needs of field workers involved in domestic energy exploration and found housing to be a real challenge.  Workers disliked living in the “man-camp” type of dwelling and they were looking for something better.  Needing housing that could easily be moved from one jobsite to another, these workers were looking for something self-contained, that could meet the extreme weather conditions while keeping them warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and that would be aesthetically pleasing – a place that they could call “home”.

RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels Fit the Bill

Stew went to the drawing board and drafted a unique design of “tiny house” that would meet those specific needs.  It all starts with the exterior structure.  Stew was looking for something lightweight, strong, easy to use and super-insulating.   RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels for the floors, walls and roof system fit the bill perfectly.

Lightweight – Stew’s 28’ mobile units needed to be light enough to tow down the highway behind a standard pickup truck.  RAY-CORE’s polyurethane foam core structural insulated panels are just that.  A 2×4 thickness 4 foot x 8 foot panel is so lightweight it is easily handled by one man, weighing in at only 43 pounds!

Structural Insulated Panels by RAY-CORE

RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels – Lightweight, Strong, Easy to Use, Super Insulating and Affordable

Strong – These 28’ structures needed to be able to withstand the flexing and bumps as they travels down the highway.   With integrated studs, RAY-CORE SIPs Panels are 4 times stronger than a conventional 2×4 framed wall… so strong that you could park a semi-truck on top of a 4×8 panel!Easy to Use – If you can swing hammer, you can build with RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels.

Super-Insulating – Extreme Living Solutions are achieved with RAY-CORE’s super insulating polyurethane foam and integrated radiant vapor barrier.  Offering the highest insulation value per inch of any insulating foam material, at over an amazing R-7 per inch, RAY-CORE SIP panels are the leader in energy saving building solutions.

Affordable – In the end, Stew knew that cost would be the deciding factor, and the overall cost and affordability made RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels a no-brainer.

RAY-CORE’s SIP Panels Divide Them From the Rest!

Stew enthusiastically sites RAY-CORE SIPs as what divides Maximus Living Solutions from other products out there.  “This has definitely given us the ability to differentiate us from any other company!”  “John (with RAY-CORE) has been fabulous to work with… I can’t say enough good things about him.  The service the company gives, their willingness to work with the customer and to offer custom solutions to meet the customer’s needs makes working with RAY-CORE a rewarding experience!”

Structural Insulated Panels Maximus and RAYCORE

RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels SIPs – Keeping You Warm in the Winter and Cool In the Summer… A Place to Call “Home”

The feelings have been mutual.  “Working with Stew has been exciting and a real pleasure.”   With a 78 unit project in North Dakota waiting for final approval, Stew and his crew are poised and ready to move into high gear, but there is always room for more.  With an endless variety of applications, whether it be units for the mining and oil fields, recreational vehicles, FEMA, starter homes, camps, or just place to “get-away-from-it-all”, Maximus Living Solutions is the perfect solution for that place to call “home”.Visit Stew MacInnes’ Maximus Extreme Living Solutions website to learn more about his versatile eco-friendly homes at www.maximusextreme.com.Whether considering the purchase of a tiny-home or maybe something bigger, see how RAY-CORE Structural Insulated Panels are a must-have.  To learn more, click the green button to the right of your screen and someone will respond within 24 hours.  If you wish to speak with someone now, give John or another of RAY-CORE’s superior staff a call toll free now at 877.552.2440.