Structural Insulated Panels are building materials made from an insulating layer of foam
between two layers of board . The board is generally OSB and the foam polyurethane,
but there are variations in the makeup of SIPs. For example, the boards can be made
from steel, sheet metal, plywood or even cement. Structural Insulated Panels can be
used in the construction of walls, roof, floors and the foundation of the house.
Homes built using SIPs can provide benefits over other forms of construction. They can
reduce the construction time of your new home because once they are delivered to the
home site the home can be completed in less time than traditional site built homes.
Although SIPs may cost more initially to build, the time savings can save some on overall
construction costs. More importantly, homes built with Structural Insulated Panels have
such a tight building envelope they can significantly reduce energy costs for the life of
There are many experienced Panelized Home Builders in the U.S. that can build your
dream home with Structural Insulated Panels. Some home builders also buy the SIPs for
their home project and have them delivered to the site, then complete the construction
themselves, usually with the help of a construction manager.
The directory above has links to builders in each state that use Structural
contractor you and plan to use SIPs you may want to research several
manufacturers to see what they offer. Click the link below for a directory of
SIPs manufacturers in the United states with links to their websites.
Structural Insulated Panels - If you are a builder or dealer that utilizes SIPs and would
like to be included in this directory please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and
include a link to your website and we will add your company to the states that you cover.
This is a really good video that demonstrates how SIPs are installed. It looks like it is
sponsored by Insulspan, one of the big manufacturers of Structural Insulated Panels.