SIPs are the 21st Century Building Material.
Build a home that saves energy and money . Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). Here are 6 reasons you should use SIP material in your construction project.
Reason number 1 SIP Saves Energy.
Heating and cooling is a major expense that is not getting cheaper. SIP’s allow you can save 60-70% on you heating and cooling bills. That equate to money in your pocket every month.
A 2000 square foot house in Miami can have an electric bill of $40 per month in summer.
Reason number 2 SIP construction is stronger.
SIP building is stronger than traditional stick building.
The wall and roof are stronger and it is easy to achieve designs that withstand 200 mph winds.
Reason 3 SIP Construction reduces waste.
SIP buildings are manufactured to plan at the factory to be shipped and assembled on site.
Traditional building uses raw lumber which is cut to need on the job site.
This process generates a lot of waste.
SIP material has a lower burden on the environment.
Reason 4 SIP Construction is faster.
Because the walls and roof are manufactured in the factory, assembly at the job site happens very quickly. With the foundation in place, it takes three days to assemble the house and be in the dry. Total construction time from the foundation can be as fast as 10 days.
Reason 5 SIP Construction uses less labor. Because the building is made offsite, the number of people needed to construct the building onsite goes down. Typically a crew of 1 experienced carpenter and 3 general laborers are all it takes. With the high demand on skilled labor, SIP construction saves tremendously on labor costs.
Reason 6 Mold, Pest and Flame Resistant.
One type of SIP uses Magnesium Oxide Board (mag board). Construction with this material is nearly wood free. The resulting structure is therefore not susceptible to mold or rot. It has the added benefits of being termite free and very flame retardant. Mag board can be taped and bedded like sheet-rock and painted. That means no sheet-rock is needed for the interior. This saves on waste and labor.
The 21st century consumer requires greater energy efficiency and environmentally friendly products. SIP construction meets both of these demands. So SIP building will ensure your home saves energy and money. It is great for the environment and your health.
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