Advantage® insulated concrete forms (icfs)
One reason PrecisionCraft chooses to use ICF's is because they are a great solution for quickly building foundation walls for our custom, complex footprints. Pre-formed EPS (expanded polystyrene) blocks can help concrete subcontractors lay out a foundation exactly as it was drawn, more quickly than if they had to create custom plywood forms from scratch.
The second value to our clients is the built-in insulation value of the EPS. Once the ICFs are in place, no additional insulation is needed. This saves a step in the building process which reduces building timelines.
Insulspan® structural insulated panels (sips)
Insulspan brand SIP panels not only have a high R-value, they also create a tight seal which keeps energy from escaping the home via convection (or air leakage).
When used in the roof, where a large majority of heat energy can be lost, the panels can greatly reduce the amount of energy needed to reheat interior spaces, especially vaulted areas. When used for both the walls and roof, Insulspan SIPs can far exceed the performance of conventional homes.
Insulspan's unique "Ready-to-Assemble" SIPs also help speed construction time. Builders can reach the dry-in stage more quickly and save labor costs.