This comparison is about saving material and labor. This is unfair comparison, InSoFast costs less and is only 20% of the labor. The example is based on a 2,400 sq-ft surface area, a wall that is 120 feet long by 20 feet high. SPOILER ALERT, cost 30% less and is 80% faster.
Traditional method 80% more parts, work, and cost $8,805.77
InSoFast’s single step panel 20% of the work and cost $7,182.42
That is a savings of $1,623.35
To highlight the differences between InSoFast EX 2.5 panels and Traditional Exterior Wall Assemblies, we compared cost and materials. InSoFast is 1000’s (THOUSANDS OF PARTS LESS ), to handle, manage, order, lose, and then reorder….
|Slicker® Classic Rainscreen||This is a drainage layer that ensures moisture is able to flow away from the interior of your home.||$158.00||16||$2,528.00|
|1-1/2 in. Plastic Cap Roofing Nails||Fasteners required to secure the Slicker® Classic Rainscreen every 3 feet (penetrating the air barrier).||$7.02||4||$28.08|
|Rigid Foam Insulation||Owens Corning FOAMULAR 250 2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. R-10 Scored Squared Edge Insulation Sheathing||$29.87||75||$2,240.25|
|Recessed Chamber Fasteners||Specialty fasteners used to secure insulation to the sheathing (penetrating the air barrier).||$195.00||3||$585.00|
|Foamboard Flashing Tape||TYVEK Tape, final step provides maximum reduction of air infiltration and water protection.||$13.25||8||$106.00|
|Furring Strip Boards||1 in. x 3 in. x 8 ft. Eastern White Pine Furring Strip Board *(5/4 in. x 3 in. x 8 ft. Furring Strip Board).||$3.38||330||$1,115.40|
|Heavy Duty Fasteners||HeadLok 4-1/2 in. Heavy Duty Flathead Fastener 50 screws per box) (penetrating the air barrier).||$43.98||48||$2,111.04|
|Insect Screen||Rainscreen material to prevent insect infiltration along the top and bottom edge of the insulation.||$92.00||1||$92.00|
|InSoFast EX 2.5||The EX 2.5 panels are an all-in-one solution to the rainscreen/insulation/attachment fiasco above.||$107.00||60||$6,420.00|
|Starter Track||Serves as a bug screen, provides drainage and a level starter track for the panel installation.||$33.44||15||$501.60|
|Wood Screw Fasteners||#10 x 3-1/2 in. Philips Bugle-Head Coarse Thread Polymer Coated Exterior Screws (5 lbs./Pack)||$28.98||9||$260.82|
All prices are based on the online sources represented in the hyperlinks below as of June 4th, 2021. (THESE PRICES MAY ALREADY BE OUT OF DATE) you could save even more! The total costs does not reflect additional expenses levied by taxes, shipping or labor.
We honestly spent a bulk of our time researching the most cost-effective products and places to purchase those products for the traditional assembly. Home Depot pricing varies by zip code, so our calculations reflect pricing found local to our office in Reading, PA. If you think you could do better, please feel free to refute our claims and email us corrections!
Our cost analysis begins where the house wrap, (WRB), or Zip Wall type barrier ends, the exterior sheathing to the outermost finish. For comparison we finish the project with siding because, *using screws to attach the insulation system. Don’t let our choice of siding limit your creativity, both methods support a wide variety of finishes including stone veneer, stucco, brick and more.
*InSoFast can save time and money over load bearing masonry (concrete or block walls) using our patented adhesive attachment method that would not be a fair comparison.
What else are you forgetting or missing out on, other than profit?
Believe it or not, we didn’t engineer our product to be less expensive. We were focused on eliminating all the complex variables that can muck up your good intentions. We wanted something simple and effective. A secure, future-ready investment. The overall cost and labor savings are just a bonus.