Cobourg, Canada, December 08, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- ARXX Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of reFIT, a new, fast, easy, cost-effective and energy-efficient way to finish and insulate basements and interior spaces. reFIT represents the latest addition to ARXX’s portfolio of innovative and energy-efficient green building materials. ARXX has built its success through delivering high-quality green building solutions and is recognized as a pioneer in the development of Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs).
“We leveraged the technology of our ARXX Edge ICF product line to design a system that meets the needs of homeowners and contractors who want a fast, easy, cost-effective and energy-efficient way to add comfortable living space,” said Gael Mourant, President & CEO of ARXX. “The reFIT system finishes and insulates basements and interior spaces using less material, taking fewer construction steps and yielding a finished living space that saves on heating and cooling costs and that is comfortable and affordable. reFIT is a unique product in the market,” she added, “providing a continuous insulation barrier with no thermal bridging, eliminating unwanted air infiltration, and that is made of material that is resistant to mold, mildew and rot. The reFIT system requires no additional vapor barrier, has embedded attachment strips for easy installation of interior finishes and with the connected shim and wall clip can straighten and plumb the finished wall while installing the reFIT insulation panels.”
Industry experts estimate that 50-70% of the energy costs of home ownership go towards heating and cooling the home. Sealing and insulating the home is one of the most cost-effective methods of reducing greenhouse gases, improving return on investment and lowering cost of ownership. There are many programs by state and province across Canada and the United States that provide government incentives to support homeowners in their efforts to seal and insulate their houses.
The reFIT system is comprised of lightweight, safe, easy-to-handle high R-Value vertically interlocking insulation panels that are drywall ready with easy-to-attach wall clips and adjustable shims. reFIT panels have a reduced carbon footprint as EPS insulation returns up to 200 times the amount of energy required to produce it. As well, reFIT panels have no off gassing, CFCs, HCFCs or VOCs. Installing reFIT is less expensive than finishing a basement or interior space using conventional construction methods attributable to the reduced material, competitive price point and reduced labor involved.
reFIT will be offered throughout North America through ARXX’s established distributor and dealer network. The reFIT system was officially introduced to the market this week at the Construct Canada/Concrete Canada construction trade show in Toronto, Ontario. To learn more about finishing and insulating basements and interior spaces with reFIT visit www.refiticf.com.
ARXX is a leading supplier of Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) for green, energy-efficient residential and commercial construction. ARXX products have been used in over 100,000 projects, representing 130 million square feet of walls and foundations, with over 35,000 trained installers throughout the United States and Canada. ARXX ICF products enable significant energy savings, greater comfort, security and quiet, and a faster build than conventional construction. ARXX products have been used in numerous award-winning and LEED projects. Visit www.arxx.com for more information.