PORTLAND, ME./ FEBRUARY 28, 2019 (STL.News)
Hunter Panels, in partnership with Covestro, is bringing time- and cost-saving technology to the residential construction market. Their first integrated residential wall construction advancement —PUReWall™—is a smart-solution for the skilled labor shortage. The panelized wall assembly reduces jobsite labor, shortens build time and cuts homeowner energy costs all while ensuring a high-quality system.
The partnership between Covestro, one of the world-leading producers of high-performance polyurethane raw materials, and Hunter Panels, a division of Carlisle Construction Materials, the largest domestic producer of SPF and polyiso, is paving the way forward in residential wall construction.
PUReWall™ by Hunter Panels is a panelized wall assembly with a proprietary combination of PUReWall™ Polyiso continuous insulation on the exterior and PUReWall™ Structural Foam (SPF) in the wall cavity. It is pre-assembled with both products and 2”x4” studs, up to 24” on center, in a controlled panelization facility, and is offered as a complete solution to streamline installation. As an added benefit, the system’s continuous insulation and taped joints allow it to function as a weather-resistant barrier, eliminating the need for house wrap.
“We hear homebuilders and forecasters alike talk about the continued labor challenges the industry is facing,” said MacGregor Pierce, PUReWall™ product manager. “By joining forces with Covestro, we’re able to combine two products with a proven track record to alleviate jobsite demands. PUReWall™’s ability to simplify construction, combined with the opportunity to make continuous insulation a standard energy-saving building practice, make it a perfect solution for both today’s custom and production homes.”
PUReWall™ panels will be on display at the 2019 PCBC in San Francisco, California, May 30-31. PUReWall™ samples and product experts will be on hand at the show to explain the assembly in more detail, talk about homes already using the product, and share how builders can begin using this innovative panelized wall assembly to meet their construction needs.
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About Hunter Panels
Hunter Panels, owned by Carlisle Construction Materials, produces Hunter Xci wall insulation and Hunter roof insulation. The company is headquartered in Portland, Maine, with seven state-of-the-art polyiso manufacturing plants in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, Texas, Utah, and Washington. For more information, visit http://www.hunterpanels.com or call 888-746-1114.
PUReWall™ is a wall panelization system developed by Covestro LLC. Designed for use in residential construction, it replaces traditional exterior sheathing with a combination of polyisocyanurate (polyiso) continuous insulation on the exterior and spray polyurethane foam (SPF) in the wall cavity.