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Press Release - June 16, 2008

New Insulation System Aimed at Renovation / DIY Markets

R-ETRO Details - Wood Walls, Stucco FinishSURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Quad-Lock Building Systems is pleased to announce the launch of a new insulation system aimed at the renovation market. The R-ETRO System is a fast, flexible, non-invasive form of insulation that will add an R-value of R-18 to existing wall surfaces. The system easily adapts to the shape of an existing building and around protrusions and openings. It can be attached to any wall structure: wood, concrete, steel, brick or masonry block.

As energy costs continue to rise, owners are considering the benefits of adding insulation to their buildings as a way to comply with new code regulations, or simply to lower their heating and/or cooling costs. When done in conjunction with other scheduled maintenance or rehabilitation, insulation is a cost-effective way to improve the building envelope performance in terms of conductive heat loss or gain and air infiltration or exfiltration. In the case of un-insulated basements, the addition of insulation makes basement space more useable and comfortable.

The R-ETRO System offers building owners a simple yet effective way to attach the market’s best performing insulation product, expanded polystyrene, to an existing building and then serves as a fastening point for finish materials. Using the R-ETRO System is faster than adding framing and then filling the frame with batt insulation. And, the system is non-invasive, meaning occupants can continue to inhabit the space while the system is being added to building.

The R-ETRO System provides an ideal climate barrier for existing buildings. For colder climates the system can be used to keep heat in, for warmer climates the system can be installed to keep heat out. “Adding new insulation can bring dramatic energy savings to buildings” states Hubert Max Kustermann, CEO of Quad-Lock Building Systems. “A typical wood-framed structure has an R-value of R-5 to R-13, adding the R-ETRO System will increase the R-value to R-23 or more. In the case of a brick or masonry block building where the R-value is R-2 to R-5, the R-ETRO System will elevate the R-value to R-20 or more. And, the building owner can install this system himself!”

“Quad-Lock Building Systems is well-known for their insulating concrete forming systems, adding a system for the growing renovation market is very timely”, remarks DJ Ketelhut, Director of Sales for Eastern North America. “We have a lot of queries from renovation contractors wanting a solution to condition basements for example, now we have an answer”.

To get more information on the R-ETRO System visit www.r-etro.com.

Quad-Lock Building Systems is dedicated to improving our environment by offering the highest R-Value solutions available in North America. In addition to the R-ETRO System, Quad-Lock also manufactures and distributes Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) systems for walls, floors and roofs that create an energy-efficient structural building envelope. Quad-Lock’s solutions are aligned with the needs of the markets we serve: GREEN-R Solution - Sustainable Construction; SAFE-R Solution - Residential Construction; SMART-R Solution - Commercial Construction; FAST-R Solution - Tilt-up Construction. All Quad-Lock solutions are made with high density, fire retardant expanded polystyrene (EPS), the best value insulating material on the market. They contain no formaldehyde, CFCs or HCFCs and create minimal job-site waste. All product materials are recyclable. For more information on Quad-Lock and its products visit www.quadlock.com or call 1-888-711-5625. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional support to our customers with our team of professionals. Go Green with Quad-Lock!