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12 Unmatched benefits

Seamless construction efficiency- Build in half the time

 Step into the future of home construction in Costa Rica with Dura's cutting-edge Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) technology and elevate efficiency. Our innovative SIPs not only meet and surpass standard codes but also cut construction time in half, ensuring a swift and seamless turn-key luxury home building experience. Choose Dura for forward-thinking construction that merges technology and design, redefining eco-luxury living in Costa Rica.

Maximize Savings on build costs

Achieve cost savings on construction through shortening timelines, demanding fewer man-hours. Accelerated project completion not only reduces labor costs but also fast occupancy and revenue-generating activities. By minimizing construction time, you minimize the risk of budget overruns against market fluctuations, ensuring financial stability.

Furthermore, our lightweight Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) weigh just 21.16 kg/m2 or 32.25 kg/m3 (4"-6" width), significantly cutting foundation needs and costs. This contributes to additional overall savings.

Improved loan terms

Shortened construction time affects loan durations and reduces risks for bankers but also benefits homeowners with improved mortgage terms for eco-friendly sustainable construction, particularly with a favorable rating. Take advantage of US and Canadian federal tax incentives for energy-efficient homes and buildings, providing additional financial benefits. Explore further details on this subject through the link >>

Healthy living space

Dura's Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are mold-free, termite, and insect-resistant, making them ideal for Costa Rica's high-humidity climate. Our innovative technology, with superior waterproofing and saline-resistant features, ensures a healthy and secure home.

Prioritize your family's well-being with our homes that are not only healthy and secure but also exceptionally sustainable. Our Eco-Luxury homes offer a harmonious living environment, meeting the highest standards of quality and efficiency.

Earthquake Resilient

SIPs with external fiber-cement boards (CSIP) have undergone testing and have proven to withstand forces exceeding 7 on the Richter Scale without compromising structural integrity. Projects constructed using this method have withstood earthquakes measuring 8.4 on the Richter Scale without displaying any signs of failure. Given Costa Rica's susceptibility to seismic activity, especially along the Atlantic coastline, traditional brick and block structures require significant steel reinforcement. In contrast, SIPs structures with a lightweight, high-density EPS core demonstrate flexibility and resilience, absorbing movement without substantial damage. This guarantees both strength and cost-effectiveness in regions prone to seismic events. Explore further details on this subject through the link >>

Weatherproof & hurricane safe

The strength of SIPs structures surpasses conventional timber or steel frame designs by up to seven times. Proven resilience in category 5 hurricanes has made it a preferred building method in regions prone to high winds and harsh elements. Specifically designed for hurricane-prone areas, our system can endure winds of up to 200 miles per hour, ensuring unmatched resilience in severe weather conditions.

The provided link serves as a testament to the exceptional resilience of our panels. Despite the eye of Hurricane Hanna passing directly over a fishing cabin constructed with our panels, it remained intact while neighboring houses were destroyed. Even in the face of six-to-eight-foot waves, our panels exhibited no signs of failure or cracks. Explore for more details >>

Enjoy Reduced Insurance Costs

Our assessment is backed by insurance companies, resulting in lowered rates for you. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are recognized as an approved energy-efficient product under the new cap and trade bill. Additionally, the International Code Council’s Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) approved SIPs for use on the West Coast in high-risk seismic zones (Seismic Categories D1, D2, and E) in 2004 because of the system's zero failure record in earthquake and hurricane-prone zones.

Fire resistance

Dura Eco's SIPs stand out for their fire-resistant, self-extinguishing, and non-toxic properties. Meticulously designed and rigorously tested, our SIPs can endure temperatures of 823 K (550°C/1022°F) for up to 1 hour, providing a robust level of fire safety for your construction projects.

Unmatched Sound Absorption and thermal Insulation

Our SIPs are renowned for their outstanding sound absorption properties. The 4-inch panels showcase an impressive R-26 value, while our 5 1/2-inch panels feature an outstanding R-39 rating. These exceptional insulation values contribute to creating a nearly soundproof environment, ensuring a peaceful and comfortable living space.

This results in unparalleled energy efficiency, keeping interiors up to 10°C/50°F cooler than external temperatures in warm climates. This substantial cooling effect can potentially reduce cooling utility costs by up to 70%, all while prioritizing environmental protection.

Significant Utility Bill Savings

Enjoy significant utility cooling/heating savings, ranging from 40% to 70%, with Dura's SIPs. With unmatched insulation, these panels significantly reduce energy expenses throughout the building's lifespan. Being approximately 50% more energy-efficient than traditional construction methods, our SIPs guarantee substantial, long-term savings on utility bills. Prioritize energy efficiency, sustainability, and significant cost savings with Dura's SIPs.

Environmentally friendly

Dura's Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are mold-free, termite, and insect-resistant, making them ideal for Costa Rica's high-humidity climate. Our innovative technology, with superior waterproofing and saline-resistant features, ensures a healthy and secure home.

Prioritize your family's well-being with our homes that are not only healthy and secure but also exceptionally sustainable. Our Eco-Luxury homes offer a harmonious living environment, meeting the highest standards of quality and efficiency.

Freedom of architectural design

Dura Eco's SIPs are precision-engineered to seamlessly integrate into any architectural design, providing architects and engineers with exceptional flexibility and creative freedom. With their lightweight nature, weighing just 21.16 kg/m2 or 32.25 kg/m3 (4"-6" width), these SIPs facilitate easy and cost-effective construction on sloped landscapes, substantially minimizing foundation requirements. This distinctive attribute allows for the development of modern, contemporary designs that effortlessly align with architectural visions, striking a harmonious balance between architectural freedom and construction efficiency.

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