Pro Form Systems, Inc.
4000 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 470
Coral Gables, FL 33146 - USA
Fax: (305) 777-0201
• Ease of construction
• Speed of Construction
• Reduced construction costs
• Unrestricted architectural
• Reduced waste
• Easy to train and use unskilled
• Reduce risk of injury
• Significant energy cost savings
• Safety in Hurricanes, Tornados
• Superior comfort
• Quiet, peaceful environment
• Healthier air
• Resistance to fire
• Resistant to Rot and Pests
BENEFITS: for home owners
Significant energy cost savings
One of the most important characteristics of the Pro Form System is its high insulation/thermal resistance (R-value). High R-value means high-energy efficiency. With a 6-inch concrete core, the R-value of a Pro Form System wall is 29. For comparison, a CBS concrete block wall has an R-value of no more than 4.8.
Pro Form Systems is considered "Green" and qualifies for energy rebate programs, energy star certifications and energy efficient mortgages. The high R-value of Pro Form System walls reduce the size of heating and air conditioning equipment by as much as one half. Pro Form System is also ideal for use in combination with energy saving solar systems.
Safety in Hurricanes, Tornados and Earthquakes
Pro Form is a monolithic concrete form system that is ideal for structural designs that give 200+ mph protection from tornados and hurricanes. The same applies to earthquake protection. Pro Form System is so strong that it is ideally suited for safe room designs. The combination of Pro Form exterior and interior walls, monolithically connected, improves the structural integrity twofold.
Constant, comfortable temperatures are maintained in living areas built with high R-value Pro Form System. You can feel the difference.
Quiet, peaceful environment
Outside noise levels are reduced to a whisper resulting in a quiet and peaceful living environment. Sound transmission control (STC) is greater than 50 (twice as good as traditional).
The monolithic concrete shell created when Pro Form System is used guarantees an airtight building envelope that blocks the entry of pollens and dust into the home. Asthmatics and allergy sufferers will rest easier.
Resistance to fire
Pro Form System products are manufactured using only the highest quality of flame retardant expandable polystyrene (EPS) grades of raw material. EPS will melt when exposed to temperatures of 300F to 500F. If additional heat is applied and an ignition source persists, combustible gases given off by molten residue may ignite between 600F and 650F, the flash-ignition temperature. For comparative purposes, the flash-ignition temperature of Douglas fir wood is approximately 500F.
Comprehensive tests have proven that the only toxic products of combustion given off by EPS are carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Concentrations are low and are far less than those given off by an equal volume of burning wood products.
In summary, structures that use the Pro Form System are very safe in a fire. Tests show a fire rating of greater than two hours.
Pro Form System products do not absorb water. They are waterproof. The mechanical properties of EPS are unaffected by moisture; water or water vapor. Exposure to water does not cause swelling. Water vapor will pass through the product but water will not.
Resistant to Rot and Pests
EPS provides no nutrient value to plants, animals and microorganisms. Therefore, bacteria and fungi do not multiply. The EPS used by Pro Form System will not rot and is highly resistant to mildew.
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