The composite structure of Greenix Panels offer many physical advantages:
Once completed, a Greenix Panel structure forms a monolithic shell is up to seven times stronger than a traditional frame structure and is a popular building method in areas subject to earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes. This provides a building with a very robust and solid feel which can be indistinguishable from a traditionally constructed building once complete.
Airtight and Quiet
Buildings constructed with Greenix Panels are quieter and more comfortable to live in. The panels provide significant resistance to airborne sound. The inherent airtight construction lends itself to modern ventilation systems which reduce energy costs and improve air quality.
Resistant to Rodents, Mold and Microbes
The insulating foam core and the OSB facings used in the manufacture of Greenix Panels do not provide any food value to vermin and are resistant to attack by mold and microbes.
The solid core of foam insulation in the panels cannot slump over time and the minimal thermal bridging ensures that the building is heated evenly, free from cold spots and condensation. The building will benefit from reduced heating costs for its entire lifetime. This is an important consideration at a time of spiraling energy costs.
Rigid Surface for Installations
The standard OSB skin of a SIPs structure provides a continuous surface for easy installing of services, lights, hangings and kitchen units without having to build in additional support in the structure.
Choice of Finish
A Greenix Panel structure will form the hidden shell of the building. The external walls can then be finished in many ways. These can include traditional cavity and facing brickwork, stucco and siding. Internal walls are normally finished with drywall. Roofs are finished as normal, although the inherent strength of a Greenix Panel roof does not require the same weight of finish as a conventional vented roof void. This can allow the use of a lightweight roof finish if desired. Although an alternate roof design may be required.