Imagine buildings with large soaring roof lines, open vaulted ceilings and no truss system. When buildings are constructed with SIP roof panels, the roof structure alone is strong enough that it doesn't need an engineered truss system. Without the need for trusses, Architects and Designers have the opportunity to use their design creativity like never before.
The strength of a SIP home gives homeowners peace of mind that their new home is strong enough to last for years to come. Just ask the SIPs homeowners who survived the Kobe, Japan earthquake (6.5 magnitude) in the 1980's. Their Structural Insulated Panel framed buildings were some of the few that remained standing after this earthquake.
SIPs are delivered to the jobsite pre-cut and offer factory installed lumber for a ready for to assemble system. The large wall, roof and floor panels can be installed much like a puzzle. The speedy installation not only saves builders time in the framing process, but the straight panels offer features that save other subcontractors hours (and even days) in their trades.
Straighter wall and floor panels mean the walls do not bow and curve, ensure faster installation of cabinets and countertops, enable flooring contractors to lay tile, wood and other flooring products...all without the need of endless shimming and cutting. Straight walls help doors, windows and millwork go into place seamlessly, and offer lighting experts a flat surface to showcase interior lighting effects on a flat surface. And don't forget the homeowners, who are able to display art and photographs on flat walls that do not bow or bend.
The environmental benefits of choosing Structural Insulated Products are huge. As if significantly lower energy bills and reduced jobsite construction waste wasn't enough to convince you that SIPs are the cream of the "green" building products available today. Then consider that SIPs offer the use of materials made from rapidly renewable resources, better indoor air quality and temperature control and available tax credits* & environmental certifications for the builder and homeowners. We think you'll agree that SIPs are one of the best environmental framing products on the market.
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