Dallas, Texas -- Rmax Operating llc of Dallas, Texas is offering Thermasheath-SI Residential Building Solution, offering structural bracing, continuous insulation, air barrier and water barrier all in one, according to Greg Fantin, Rmax vice president of marketing, quoted in a company statement.
Thermasheath-SI satisfies structural and energy code requirements, while acting as an effective air and water barrier, in an easy-to-install continuous building insulation envelope that qualifies for LEED credits.
Rmax said the product represents its second new release in three months, following launch of the company's ECOMAXci Wall Solution for commercial buildings in June.
"Structural insulated sheathing is a relatively new concept in residential building design," Fantin said. "The immediate availability of our product should relieve some of the pent-up demand."
Because Thermasheath-SI features Rmax Polyiso (polyisocyanurate, PIR) foam insulation at its core, the product delivers the highest R-value per inch of any comparable insulation on the market, Rmax claims. The closed-cell foam is bonded to reflective, reinforced aluminium foil facers, creating a radiant barrier with structural stability for lateral bracing and transverse loads. No OSB (oriented strand board) sheathing is required.
"Thermasheath-SI puts the power of multiple building products together into a single application," Fantin said. "The product reduces the cost of labour and materials, lowers overall energy consumption and maximises a builder's profit - in one code-compliant package."
Since 1978, Rmaxsays, it has been manufacturing commercial, industrial and residential polyiso insulation products, "providing engineered solutions for enhanced energy efficiency."