Read all about it! Proponents say it’s the best building system you’re not using. Yet only a small number of homes are built with them every year. What are they? SIPs! Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are high-performance building panels that consist of two sheets of OSB and a layer of rigid extruded polystyrene foam insulation in between. So, what are the advantages of using structural insulated panels in your home’s construction? Let’s find out!
Advocates say SIPs technology is much faster than site-built construction; speeding up the time it takes to complete your residential construction project. Actually, a properly trained SIP installation crew can cut framing time by 55% compared to conventional wood framing! There is also less waste associated with constructing a home from SIPs, resulting in lower overall construction costs. But don’t let the faster construction fool you. SIPs are structurally strong!
SIPs also result in a much more energy efficient building. In fact, the inherent energy efficiency of the system is one of the biggest benefits of SIPs! And a high-performance building envelope often allows HVAC equipment to be downsized and ductwork to be minimized. Talk about savings!
SIPs are manufactured under factory-controlled conditions and can be custom designed for each home. The result is a unique building system that is extremely strong, energy-efficient and cost effective. These panels can also result in noise reduction thanks to the foam’s ability to absorb sound. Not only will your house look great, but will function well too!
SIPs and Residential Construction
SIPs have recently begun to take off in the residential construction industry. But, it may surprise you that SIPs date back to the 1930s! While the price of SIPs themselves will run you more than traditional building materials, you will spend less on labor and the associated costs with that. Like all materials. SIPs come with their own set of drawbacks. Wiring and plumbing will require more work, and the panels must be kept dry for the structure to last more than 60 years.
SIPs have resulted in better buildings, better designs, greater energy efficiency, and improved standards of living. Would you like to learn more about how metal panels can be used to enhance your building? Our qualified team of professionals would be happy to help! Contact us today at 519-451-7663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.