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Safety and Strength 2017-08-31T15:53:22+00:00

Superior Built

• EcoShell Homes can be built to withstand winds up to 200 mph

• Reduces annual homeowner insurance up to 30% saving clients from $1,200 – $2,500 annually

• EcoShell’s EPS injected structural steel frame panels are used for exterior walls, roof panels and foundations, significantly reducing energy demand as measured on the HERS® index.

• The EcoShell building enclosure system achieves R values that are 400% greater than the equivalent insulation of a stick built structure and is designed as an airtight envelope (blower door ACH50 of 2.5) and thermal bridging is minimized throughout the insulated structure.

• EcoShell’s technology contributes significantly to achieving USGBC LEED Platinum and DOE ZERH designations.

Surviving a Storm

 

At 1 a.m. on September 25, 2015, a tornado’s destructive path destroyed and damaged about 80 homes in the Brownswood and Sonny Boy Lane areas north of Johns Island, South Carolina.

Our client’s home received minimal structural damage from the storm. This home was fit together with our EcoShell to withstand 200 mph winds which absorbed minor damage to the siding, back stairs and a few broken windows. The house is next door to homes that suffered roof damage and across the street from a totaled brick house.

The EcoShell house on Johns Island from the air stands out for its lack of damage compared with neighbors on Sonny Boy Lane. The EcoShell house compared to the neighboring house with roof damage. 

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What is an EcoShell?

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, TESTING & CODE REPORTS

We put our panels through rigorous tests to ensure all structural elements such as shear walls, load bearing walls, foundation walls, roof and floor panels, headers, columns, and connection elements are up to Insulsteel’s safety standards.