How It Works
By removing excess material in a solid wood stud, we create gaps for higher R- value insulation to fill in those spaces. When insulation fills those gaps in the stud it significantly reduces the thermal bridging loss of 25-30% of solid studs. When closed cell Spray foam is used to fill the gaps the overall strength of the wall system is also significantly increased because the stud is embedded in the foam.
Why Use It
The Eco Smart Stud is a win-win for the environment from the day it leaves the Mill. It’s lighter to rail and truck ship and allows for stronger higher R-Value wall systems at lower cost. It saves home owners money on utility bills. It helps reduce carbon output from the drying kiln all along the supply chain plus the entire time the structure is standing! Plus, all the extra wood removed from the stud’s lives on as more wood products! A 2 for 1!
Engineering & Testing
The 2×6 Eco Smart Stud is considered a replacement for a solid 2×4 stud for most single-family homes. The 2×8 Eco Smart Stud is considered a replacement for solid 2×6 stud for multifamily construction up to 4 floors or single-family homes where a higher insulated wall is wanted. Need some extra information? Fill out the form below.