Deep Energy Retrofit with Nailbase Panels (SIPs 175)
|Location: Shenandoah Junction, WV (Shenandoah Junction, WV)|
Interested in making your existing home or office more energy efficient?
Consider a Deep Energy Retrofit using Nailbase Panels.
A Nailbase Panel is the SIP industry’s answer to Deep Energy Retrofits. By removing one skin from the structural insulated panel you create an insulated panel. This nailbase panel is much closer to a commodity building component than a traditional SIP, as design, engineering, and code issues are a fraction of its fully clad big brother.
The nailbase approach allows a remodeler to attack the structure from the outside. When old siding and roofing is removed, the nailbase panel can be easily attached (with SIP screws, no less) to the exposed framing. This approach leaves existing insulation intact and the foam of the nailbase becomes an added layer of thermal efficiency. The installation of nailbase employs many techniques used with SIPs as it relates to sealing the envelope for maximum air tightness.
The exterior application also avoids dealing with any existing mechanicals and wiring. Equally important, the interior finish remains basically untouched as the makeover is largely an exterior operation. With a big exception – your window package. When the added thickness of nailbase is applied to a structure’s exterior, it almost always forces a do-over with the windows. This is not necessarily a bad idea for a deep energy retrofit. A new window and door package will compliment a new and improved exterior shell.
Keep in mind that nailbase panels and a new window package don’t complete your deep energy retrofit. A complete review of the mechanicals and appliances is essential. Your new skin can change the airtightness of your structure to the point where certain combustible appliances could become dangerous. All deep energy retrofits should be accompanied by an analysis of the entire house and all systems by a trained individual. This same individual should also stick around to perform the blower door test at the end of your retrofit to ensure that the new shell is properly air sealed.
This 4 hour course will introduce you to using Nailbase Panels in a Deep Energy Retrofit.
Included in class:
SIPschool's field instructors will review the various applications of nailbase on existing buildings. This portion of the class will include:
In addition, students will have the opportunity to work with SIPschool mockups to illustrate in the field conditions. If you're considering an energy retrofit, this is the class for you!
Session will begin at 1:00pm
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