SIPs Walls

SIPs Walls - Stronger. Straighter. Greener.

When compared to traditional wall systems, SIPs are the best alternative. SIPs are significantly stronger, with a far more predictable consistency. They are straighter, for better wall installation, upkeep, and they are considered one of the only green framing products on the market.

Structural Insulated Panels are composed of two sheets of oriented strand board structurally laminated and pressure-cured to a rigid core of foam insulation.

Installing SIPs Walls: The Basics

Always begin at a corner. Place the first panel over the bottom plate and flush to the exterior of the building. While holding the panel approximately plumb, in and out on the face, plumb the outside panel exactly vertical and nail off both sides.

It will stand up easily by itself at this time. After placing the proper sealant on the seams, situate the panel on the other side of the corner over its bottom plate, tight up against the first panel, and nail off. At this time, the two panels are not attached to each other. Align and attach the panels at the corner.

One panel will run long and the other panel will butt up against the previous one. The panels are then attached with SIPs Screws through the longer panel (just inside the dimensional lumber placed in the corner) and into the dimensional lumber in the second panel. The SIPs screws are placed approximately 3" from the top and bottom of the wall and then at a maximum of 2 ft on center, or per the engineered detail drawings for that particular job.

Wall SIPs Sizes

Standard Premier SIPs Sizes  Standard Premier Jumbo SIPs Sizes Standard Premier SIPs Nominal Thicknesses 
4' x 6' 8' x 8' 4"
4' x 8' 8' x 10' 6"
4' x 9' 8' x 12' 8"
4' x 10' 8' x 14' 10"
4' x 12' 8' x 16' 12"
4' x 14' 8' x 18'
4' x 16' 8' x 20'
4' x 18' 8' x 24'
4' x 20'
4' x 24'

IBC custom orders your SIPs to fit your design plans.  No project is too big or too small.

Insulfoam ci Panel (continuous insulation sheathing)

Reduce costs. Increase comfort. Ideal for new construction or retrofit applications, insulating a building's envelope with Insulfoam's ci Panel is one of the most economical ways to combine continuous insulation (ci) and nail base sheathing.

The ci Panel meets building codes and energy standards and offers an all-in-one solution for continuous insulation (rigid foam EPS from Insulfoam), and nail base (OSB or Ply) for cladding attachment. Install easily over stick framing in Type V consturction and decrease a building's energy use and increase indoor comfort with one easy to install exterior panel product.

View the full ci Panel product data sheet