Image of the energy saving hybrid wall system with 2x6 walls and EPS foam.

Energy Efficient Construction: R-29 Hybrid Exterior Wall System

Exterior walls are an essential part of a home’s outer shell, and it is crucial to ensure that they are well-sealed, insulated, and durable enough to withstand various weather conditions.

As an optional upgrade, American Heritage Homes offers a cutting-edge wall system seamlessly combining expanded polystyrene (EPS) and fiberglass batt insulation. This advanced exterior wall system initiates with a 2×6 stick framed and fully OSB-sheathed structural wall, shielded by 2″ thick EPS continuous insulation panels. R-19 fiberglass batt insulation fills the wall cavities, while house wrap and flashings at openings offer comprehensive weather protection.

Home built using the hybrid wall system, energy saving.
Home built using the energy saving hybrid wall system.

Each element within the hybrid wall assembly is meticulously chosen for its scientific properties, including vapor permeance, R-value, and durability. The innovative design not only facilitates breathability, preventing issues arising from moisture accumulation within the wall and home but also underscores our commitment to energy efficient construction.

Distinguishing itself from conventionally built walls, the hybrid wall system excels due to its remarkably high continuous R-value. The external placement of 2″ EPS panels eliminates thermal bridging, overcoming the inefficiencies associated with studs and other structural components within the wall.

By opting for this state-of-the-art hybrid wall system, homeowners align themselves with the vision of an energy efficient home builder, providing an opportunity to elevate the energy efficiency of their new home and surpass the limitations of conventional walls. Contact us today to learn more. 

About American Heritage Homes
American Heritage Homes is a locally owned, on your lot custom home builder in Columbus, Ohio. Since 1995, families have trusted us to build their dream homes on their land. Through honesty and hard work, American Heritage Homes has become central Ohio’s premier on your lot custom home builder with a reputation for constructing extraordinary custom homes at an affordable price.