SIP engineering is a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. SIP engineering is the most airtight and well insulated building envelope systems available. An airtight SIP building will use less energy to heat and cool, and allow for better control over indoor environmental quality, improving your health and wellness. SIP Engineering can be an intrinsic part of a high performance, eco-based home. Green buildings and systems rely on a well-insulated building envelope to ensure their efficiency. Through simple technology, SIP engineering enables a home to reach optimum performance. Building with SIP engineering generally costs about the same upfront as building with wood frame construction, when you factor in the labor savings resulting from shorter construction time and less jobsite waste. They can also save you money by requiring smaller heating and cooling systems. The most significant savings come through lower heating and cooling bills for many years to come.
SIP (structural insulated panel) is simply a block of foam insulation board glued between two sheets of oriented strand board (OSB) using a waterproof construction adhesive. SIPs are usually manufactured four feet wide and in eight-foot or 12-foot lengths, corresponding to the common sizes of OSB sheets. SIPs are extremely fire, wind, earthquake, moisture (flood), insect, rodent, allergen, and sound resistant. As an alternative to building a conventionally wood-framed home, SIPS are not limited to just new buildings but can be used for walls, floors, roofs and room additions as well. SIPs are manufactured under factory-controlled conditions off-site and can be installed quickly once on site. The benefits of using SIPs are that they are high-strength, provide good thermal performance and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design.
The SIP engineering system reduces construction time to hours or days opposed to weeks or months with virtually no material waste. Structural Insulated panels are installed 2x faster than stick framing eliminating the time for an insulation subcontractor. Structural insulated panels create an environment that is more economical and easily controlled. In addition to physical comfort, SIP engineering structures are also very quiet, sound absorbent, clean and super-efficient. SIPs are engineered in a controlled factory environment meaning precision home building is now a reality for builders. Easy to build with, fast to erect and with less wastage or re-work on site, SIPs put the satisfaction back into a job well done for builders. While straight walls are virtually impossible to achieve with stick framing, panels assure you of straight flat walls, with no bulging framing members. A continuous wood surface provides a sound nail base for exterior and interior finish materials. No more worry about locating studs or warped studs when hanging finishes or fixtures. Rounded roofs, arched windows and other complex designs are made simple with SIP engineering. The manufacturing process means that no design element is too hard to accomplish.
With all of these project factors considered, SIP engineering is regularly less expensive than other building systems. For more information and a detailed breakdown of cost comparisons please contact us today.