Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are high-performance, pre-assembled panels made up of three parts: two strong oriented strand boards (OSB) laminated on both sides of an expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid foam core. This sandwich of materials creates an insulated panel 2-3x stronger than a conventional stick-frame wall.
SIPs can be used for floors and roofs, giving design flexibility and superior insulation capabilities.
Learn more about the benefits of owning a SIP-framed house compared to traditional stick framing.
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Cutting edge Architects and Engineers are choosing to build with SIPs due the superior energy efficiency they offer when compared to conventional stick-frame building.
“SIPs provide better overall air tightness and practical thermal performance than conventionally framed walls.”
“Residential builders can reduce their framing labor needs by as much as 55% percent by using structural insulated panels (SIPs)”
If your client can dream it, SIPs can fulfill it. SIPs are cut to specifications and can be used as walls, floors, and complex roof systems. Because they are much stronger than stick framing, SIP walls can accommodate true vaulted ceilings.
SIP homes were first constructed in the 1930s, and the original SIP homes are still standing strong. Some SIP houses have withstood multiple hurricanes.
Once you start designing with a green, high performance product like SIPs, it is hard to go back to conventional stick-framing projects. Architects and Engineers recognize that a design is only as good as the materials that are used. There are many reasons that designing with SIPs is a preference with forward thinking professionals. Here are a few reasons for all the buzz: