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Enercept Limited Warranty

Enercept, Inc. Limited Warranty – Residential

Enercept, Inc., hereafter referred to as Enercept, warrants the following regarding the workmanship, materials, and processes of Enercept Structural Insulated Panels.

Enercept warrants that your Enercept Structural Insulated Panels, hereafter referred to as Enercept Panels;

were designed and manufactured under a consistent quality management program,

conform to the strict standards of our own processes, our suppliers’ processes, the U.S. building code approval system, and independent third party certification, and

will not fail due to adhesive delamination, providing the panels have been installed in accordance with the specifications contained in the Enercept Construction Guide and panel layouts, provided at the time of construction.

This warranty remains in effect for the entire time you own your home. This warranty extends to the next buyer ten (10) years from the date of purchase from the original owner.

This warranty applies to Enercept’s workmanship and materials. However, this warranty does not apply to damage resulting from acts of God, fire, excessive heat, water or flood, animal, rodent or insect damage, settlement or failure of the building foundation, alteration, misuse or abuse of materials prior to or during installation, or to damage resulting from improper installation.

This warranty replaces all other warranties, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness. Furthermore, Enercept, shall not be liable for special or consequential damages including, but not limited to, loss of time or use of a structure constructed with Enercept Panels, inconvenience, commercial loss, or other consequential damages.

If Enercept Panels do not meet normal standards of workmanship and materials, the panels will be repaired or replaced at the option of Enercept. If Enercept elects to replace the panels, you will be responsible for the labor costs incurred in replacing the panels.

If you suspect failure of your Enercept Panels due to adhesive delamination, you must notify Enercept, in writing, at 3100 9th Avenue SE, Watertown, South Dakota 57201-9170 within sixty (60) days of discovering the problem.  If you do not contact Enercept with sixty (60) days of discovering the problem, this warranty will not apply.

To activate this warranty, you must complete the warranty form and return it to Enercept within ninety days of receipt of your Enercept Panels. By completing the warranty form, you are verifying that the panels were installed as specified in the Enercept Construction Guide.

We, the entire Enercept Team, thank you for your decision to build with Enercept Panels, and congratulate you in anticipation of many years of comfort and energy efficiency with your Enercept home.

This warranty is only valid on Enercept residential projects built since 1997.

Copyright 2013

Enercept SIP Fire Rating

SIP Fire Rating

This home, located in North Dakota, caught on fire while the owner was on vacation. The walls were constructed using Enercept Structural Insulated Panels; they used trusses for the roof. Although most of the home sustained extensive damage, the exterior SIP walls remained standing with little damage.

 

Before Fire

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After Fire

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Enercept SIPs are included in the SIPA Fire Rating.

Please follow this link to read the the complete listing by Intertek:

SIPA-Structural Insulated Panel Fire Performance

SIP Wall and Roof R-Value Charts
There is more to insulating than the R-Values of a wall…Building with SIPS means less air infiltration – no thermal bridging, and a more energy efficient home.

 

What are R-Values?

The measure of the capacity of a material, such as insulation, to impede heat flow, with increasing values indicating a greater capacity.

The overall R-Value for standard 6 ½” Enercept Wall Panel is about 25

  • 6″ SIPS wall panel has an R-Value of about 25
  • 10″ SIPS roof panel has an R-value of about 40

Enercept used expanded polystyrene (EPS) for it’s insulating core.   EPS has an R-Value of 4 per inch of foam.

For a more complete list of Enercept SIP R-values down load this file:

 R-Values Charts

Colorado Energy.org compares the R-Values of many building materials and features an R-Value table that is also worth checking out.

Code Approvals


ICC

The International Code Council (ICC) was established in 1994 as a non profit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. The ICC is a merger of Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI). These organizations previously developed three separate sets of codes and have now combined creating the International Code Council (ICC) and developing codes without regional limitations.

Enercept has been tested and meets their requirements – see ES Report #ESR-1780 ICC Evaluation Service, Inc.

N.T.A.ntacertified

Enercept 8′ wide Jumbo Panels have been tested and meet the requirements of NTA, Inc.  Enercept Jumbo Panels are included in the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Report.  You can download a copy of Enercept’s NTA Listing Report here:  ENR012012-21 Listing Report 2017-03-09.

HUD

Enercept Structural Insulated Panels have also been approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as specified in Structural Engineering Bulletin Number 1067.

Enercept panels have also been successful in seismic and fire testing.

Enercept Product Bulletins
Construction Guide Updates

From time to time Enercept needs to make changes in the way we manufacture our panels or in the accessories we provide.

These documents reflect those updates:

Bulletin 1 – full width plate

Bulletin 2 – osb thermal spline

Bulletin 3 – 2 x 24 ridge strap

Bulletin 4a – Sill and top plate installation

Bulletin-5-roof-attachment-through-faceplate

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