From commercial to residential, no other structurally insulated panel system offers a more "do-it-yourself" friendly process than RAY-CORE. With super lightweight panels and easy instructions, if you can pick up a hammer, then you can tackle the most difficult projects and use RAY-CORE. See the Do-It-Yourself users guide.
When Can I Use RAY-CORE Panels?
- Existing structures
- New construction
- Retrofit roof & wall systems
- Basement wall insulation panels
As with any insulator (cellulose, fiberglass, polyurethane, and polystyrene a.k.a. EPS or XPS,) when the air temperature drops the R-Value increases. As the air temperature raises the R-Value decreases.
It is important that when you see an R-Value you know at what temperature the product was tested. The apples to apples R-Value ASTM C518 standard comparison is 75°F.
Read more: R-Value curve test data
RAY-CORE Utilizes Proven Framing Practices
RAY-CORE SIP roof & wall panels combine three labor tasks into one smart panel system. This system utilizes conventional proven building materials: premium doug fir members, state-of-the-art rigid polyurethane foam, and foil radiant vapor barrier. This brilliant panel coupled with jobsite materials; rafters for roofs, double top plates, single bottom plate, headers, king studs, and trimmers for walls will meet all local standard building codes. Read More on Roof Panels or Wall Panels.
On average it will cost about $1350.00 more on a 1500sq foot home to use RAY-CORE's SIP wall panels. This small investment will pay you back in less than three years and keep money in your pocket throughout your life. Read More
Can I Get OSB On My Panels?
Yes sheathing can be nailed to the integrated wood in the factory, although it is recommend to be nailed on the jobsite. This allows for the OSB or Plywood to overlap the panel joints insuring a stronger airtight roof & wall system.
*Unlike most sandwich panels, RAY-CORE advises against injecting polyurethane foam directly to the OSB board. When OSB gets wet during installation or from roof leaks, ice damming, condensation or other common roof problems, it begins to swell, grow mold, mildew and break down. This swelling diminishes the integrity of the sheathing requiring it to be replaced. If the OSB is glued to the foam the whole panel has to be replaced in order to fix the damaged roof decking. This is the case with other SIP sandwich panels. But with RAY-CORE, simply pull up the damaged sheets of OSB and replace them. RAY-CORE is the far superior solution.