Insulspan SIPs by Plasti-Fab

Insulspan SIPs by Plasti-Fab

Manufacturing

Insulspan® manufactures and delivers high-performance, state-of-the-art Structural Insulating Panels (SIPs) throughout North America for use as walls, roofs, and floors in residential and commercial buildings. The SIPs, which are created by structurally laminating a continuous core of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation between two performance-rated oriented strand boards (OSB), are precision-cut to exact design specifications in a controlled manufacturing environment and are delivered ready-to-assemble.

Insulspan Structural Insulating Panel Systems (SIPs) are used to create a building’s structural wall frame and replace trusses on roof systems to form an extremely energy-efficient structural “envelope.” The high R-value of the SIP panels and continuous core of EPS minimizes air leakage and heat loss resulting in high energy efficiency ratings and significantly lower energy costs.

A structural building envelope made of SIPs is so energy efficient that BASF chose Insulspan® SIPs for inclusion in its pioneering “Home, Sweet Hybrid Home,” the Net Zero Energy House built in a residential development in Paterson, New Jersey. This home recently earned a “Platinum” rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED®-H Rating System, one of only two houses in the whole of North America to achieve that rating.

In addition, the LEED® for Homes Rating System now grants certification credits for the use of SIPs in home construction. The LEED®-H Rating System specifically recognizes the “Material and Resource Efficiency” of SIPS.

Insulspan, with more than 30 years’ experience in the building industry, is a leading brand of SIPs in North America. Insulspan SIPS are the only SIPS in North America with both U.S. and Canadian code listings.

Featured Projects

Aging-in-Place SIP HouseAging-in-Place SIP House
Garner, NC
SIPs assisted the project to achieve the level of energy efficiency and durability the homeowner wanted. This home was designed with "aging in place" (Universal Design) in mind as being the homeowners last place to live. Having low energy costs... read more

ENERGY STAR SIP StudioENERGY STAR SIP Studio
Charles Town, WV
PanelWrights spec's SIP as the only optionread more

High Performance SIP HouseHigh Performance SIP House
Lewis Center, OH
The RTA (Ready to Assemble) package sped the construction process and whatever small increase in the cost was overcome when considering the savings in utility bills and comfort the owners enjoy. I have worked extensively with the same crew and... read more

High Performance SIP HouseHigh Performance SIP House
Tulsa, OK
SIPS saved time, labor, & energy, but also reduced the lumber more than usual if this had been stick-framed instead.read more

Holsopple SIP Home ShopHolsopple SIP Home Shop
Adrian, MI
The owner believes the floor plan was improved because of the SIP's ability to clear span and open up the living area. They were able to save time and having experienced labor was not as critical to have because the... read more

LEED Platinum SIP HouseLEED Platinum SIP House
Dexter, MI
ICF basement, 6” SIP walls, 10” SIP roof, Blower door test 0.86 ACH50, HERS Index of 37, LEED Platinumread more

SIP Country HouseSIP Country House
Hedgesville, WV
SIP were used for maximum energy efficiency and the SIP design met the structural needs of the hybrid timber frame structure. Using SIP yielded high performance and reduced energy costs on this home. The final HERS score allowed the homeowner... read more

SIP HouseSIP House
Dexter, MI
SIPs meant that the envelope of the home could be constructed in 10 days by 2 people and a fork lift and result in 7" of solid foam on the walls and 11" of solid foam on the roof and... read more

SIP Office and WorkshopSIP Office and Workshop
Westmoreland, NH
80’ x 150’ workshop facility + 3,000 sq. ft. office Roof trusses create open space without supports Radiant heat with tankless water heaters Offices use cork and bamboo floorsread more

SIP Women's ShelterSIP Women's Shelter
Lexington, VA
For this project, SIPs’ energy and cost savings were further optimized with the inclusion of BASF’s NEOPOR® insulation. “Using NEOPOR GPS insulation in the panels allowed us to value engineer the SIP package to achieve the same energy performance with... read more

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