21 detailed illustrations of SIP connections and joints used in various construction projects.
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Data packed brochure with charts comparing SIPs labor costs vs. traditional construction methods.
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What are SIPs?
Structural insulated panels are high-performance products used in exterior walls, roofs, and floors for residential and light commercial construction. SIPs are made by sandwiching a core of rigid foam insulation between two skins of structural sheathing, typically oriented strand board (OSB), cement (MgO), or steel. SIPs build better houses.
General Do's and Don'ts for Handling and Installing SIPs
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SIPs are simple to use. You can order pre-cut structural insulated panels that arrive onsite ready to set in place. Stand them up, fasten them properly, seal all the joints, and in a few days your new house is ready for finish work. To help you get the most satisfaction from your SIP experience, the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) has put together this list of tips and suggestions so you'll get the best performance from your SIPs.
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A comprehensive overview of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). This 24-page brochure quantifies how SIPs save time and energy and includes design/construction considerations, load tables, and connection details.
Project Purpose: Develop, demonstrate, and assess a roof/attic energy retrofit solution using nail-base insulated panels (retrofit panels) for existing homes where traditional attic insulation approaches are not effective or feasible.
Technology: Retrofit panels consist of rigid foam insulation laminated to one face of a wood structural panel. The prefabricated panels are installed above the existing roof deck
during a re-roofing effort.
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How structural insulated panels solve typical problems in light commercial construction
Q: What are structural insulated panels?
A: Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are high performance building panels used in floors, walls, and roofs for residential and light commercial buildings. The panels are typically made by sandwiching a core of rigid foam plastic insulation between two structural skins of oriented strand board (OSB). Other skin material can be used for specific purposes. SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be custom designed for each home. The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. Building with SIPs will save you time, money and labor.
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