Home Innovation is accredited to conduct a wide range of tests to establish key material property characteristics and performance measurements. Our material properties testing services are designed to provide prompt, reliable, and marketable results for our clients.
Exposure to extreme environments can have a detrimental effect on building products and their material properties. Our lab performs accelerated aging, freeze/thaw, moisture absorption, temperature, and humidity and vapor transmission testing to help understand the performance of a wide range of building products and materials.
We measure the R-value of fiberglass, loose-fill cellulose, reflective, and foam plastic insulation products. Our lab has a large-scale, rotatable, calibrated hot box for testing the thermal performance of complete wall or roof systems up to 9’x16'.
Home Innovation has the capability to measure all the basic strength properties of a building product or material, including tensile strength, compression strength, shear strength, bending moment, impact resistance and buckling.
Manufacturers and material producers need to know how slippery their products become in various real-world conditions in order to minimize potential slip/fall hazards. We can perform traditional measurements of both the static and dynamic coefficient of friction for a given material, as well as provide specialized measurements using the Brungraber articulated foot.
We identify the baseline color and gloss of products, then test the consistency of both attributes after subjecting them to prescribed types of conditioning, such as UV exposure, weathering, and staining.