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Here are two infrared scans taken at night of two individual houses. Environmental conditions were identical for both with an outside temperature of 24 degrees Fahrenheit. Both photos were taken in the evening. The photo at right is of a two-story home conventionally built with wood and fiberglass insulation. The photo at left is a single-story home built with Thermocore of Missouri’s 4″ R-24 wall system. The scale to the right of the scans represents temperature, with the red representing warmth and the blue representing cold. As you can clearly see, there is a stark difference between the two photos.

Thermocore of Missouri Wall Infared
Thermocore of Missouri Wall Infared Image

The photo at left shows the Thermocore of Missouri’s wall without studs and fiberglass and without noticeable heat loss. The outside wall temperature is close to that of the outside air temperature. There is no readable thermal loss in the Thermocore of Missouri’s wall.

Stick Built Wall Infared Image
Stick Built Wall Infared Image

In the stick-built home, one can clearly see the 2×4 studs 16″ on center as represented by the colored lines and the fiberglass insulation as represented by the pink. This photo shows the tremendous amount of heat transfer/loss (and money loss) to the outside of the walls. This transfer can be seen in both the studs and the fiberglass, with the studs representing greater heat loss.

These two photos clearly show the true performance of Thermocore of Missouri vs. conventionally built homes. Thermocore of Missouri’s Panel Systems is the single most energy efficient way to build your home. By the way, the owner of this home is not only warmer but he has more money in his pocket every month too!


Thermocore EPS Urethane
4-inch thick (structural) 24.0 N/A N/A
4 1/2 inch thick (structural) 28.0 15.0 28.0
6 1/2 thick (roof) 40.0 24.7 40.0
Density 2.2 lbs. min 1.0 lbs. 2.2 lbs.
Warranty Lifetime Lifetime 15 years
Full Electrical Yes No No
3/4″ conduit Included Chase Chase
4×4 boxes Included No No
Doors & Windows cut out Included Extra Extra
Windows & Doors Framed Included Extra Extra
Roof ridge plumb cut Included Extra Extra
Sub-fascia in place Included Extra Extra
Mold foam spline cut and in place Included No No
Bottom plate Included Extra Extra
Top plates Included Extra Extra
Pre-Engineered panels Yes No No
Nailers molded into panels Included No No
Waste factor Zero Varies Varies
Beam pockets and column support Included No No

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