Benchmark Foam Secures Patent for Thermo-Snap In Floor Heat Insulation Panel
Benchmark Foam brought in the new year by celebrating the official patenting (Patent D654600) of its in floor heat system product, Thermo-Snap™. The innovative insulating panel that simplifies radiant tube placement while defeating flotation, displacement and uneven heat problems was first introduced by Benchmark Foam in early June, 2010.
In the past, tube installation was a costly, time-consuming, laborious chore. Not any more. Fabricated with 6" on-center pathways, Thermo-Snap™ allows the installer to simply snap the tubing into place. This resolves many issues for installers:
- Pathways provide predetermined tube placement, eliminating time-consuming measurement activities
- Consistent tube placement automatically promotes even heating
- 4' x 4' x 2" panels offer flexibility for layout and zoning
- Because tubes remain in place during the concrete pour, floating and displacement does not occur
- Minimal staple usage drastically cuts material costs
- For every 80 panels used, 1 yard of concrete is displaced, further cutting costs
- Quick, easy tube installation means less labor
- Accurate tube placement guarantees a quick, professional appearance
Manufactured from expanded polystyrene (EPS), Thermo-Snap™ acts as a thermal barrier to reduce heat loss. Maintaining long-term, stable R-values, it qualifies as a rigid foam board insulation approved by the Federal Energy Star Program and contributes to LEED green building points.
Since its introduction, Thermo-Snap™ has continued to revolutionize the in floor heat system installation process. No longer a "new" product, the patented in floor heat insulation panel is becoming widely used for new construction projects from outbuildings to homes to commercial structures.
For more information and to discuss your upcoming projects, call the experienced Benchmark Foam team today at 605-886-8084 or 800-658-3444. You will receive a free quote, and as you move forward with your project, you will also enjoy the benefits of Benchmark Foam's On Time Guarantee that ensures product delivery by the agreed upon date.
Join all the contractors who discovered, then quickly implemented regular use of Benchmark Foam's patented Thermo-Snap™ – the revolutionary in floor heat system insulating panel!