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bettr homes are built using structural insulated panels (SIPs), a high performance building system for residential and commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). bettr homes, and our sister company SI Panels, have joined forces to create an even better building envelope using a much stronger outer sheathing of cement board. SIPs are fire-resistant, self-extinguishing, and non-toxic. Their thermal insulation properties are superior to those of other building products.
- low permeability
- no smoke
- does not rot or rust
- comfortably insulated
- performs well in earthquakes & hurricanes
- moisture and fire
- salty environments
- termites and bacteria
- chemical agents
- fungi and microorganisms
- natural disasters like earthquakes
Because termites only feed on the wood components of a home, our bettr homes, with their SIP walls, are far less susceptible to termite damage. Other bugs and pests can easily penetrate your home carrying disease, leaving behind droppings, and impacting your home’s air quality, and causing allergy-like symptoms. Treating these pests can be expensive and often require the use of harsh chemicals that can pose risks to your family and pets.
SIPs have been found to be the safest building system for earthquake zones. Our product can also withstand up to 200 mile-per-hour winds for hurricane-prone areas.
Our goal is to build a stronger, safer, and more energy-efficient home that is also environmentally friendly and financially practical in much less time.
|bettr homes are naturally insect resistant—they have far fewer points of entry into for bugs crawl into.
|Moisture can penetrate a home constructed of wood and soft-fill insulation. Once the moisture sets in, it can rot the wood. When water gets into the insulation, it can aid in the growth of mold and mildew, which can grow behind drywall and go undetected. Sadly, by the time these issues are usually discovered, homeowners have already been exposed to the risks associated with breathing in mold and mildew spores. Repairing the damage caused by mold and mildew can be extensive and expensive.
|The walls of our bettr homes are not made of wood or soft materials that hold moisture; therefore, your family is better protected from the risks of mold and mildew.
|Fire is a huge concern for conventionally built homes, as nearly every component of a conventional home is flammable. Even minimal fire and smoke damage can devastate a home and family. In a bettr homes home, our walls are fire-resistant.