Structural Insulated Panels
(SIPs) are a high-performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs are manufactured under factory-controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design.
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.
When, Where, and Why to use SIPs
Anywhere you want to make sure people are in a warm, healthy environment, especially in new construction, you want to use the safest, most cost-effective materials available. That’s why conscientious builders are choosing to use SIP Structural Insulated Panels and why Urban Industries of Ohio, Inc. is your premier manufacturer of SIP panels.
Are Structural Insulated Panels More Expensive?
No. That’s the beauty of this product. Building with SIPs generally costs about the same as building with wood frame construction when you factor in the labor savings resulting from shorter construction time and less jobsite waste. Other savings are realized because smaller heating and cooling systems are required with SIP construction. SIPs reduce heat loss by establishing a continuous barrier of rigid foam insulation without studs at regular intervals and are manufactured in panels as large as 8 ft. x 24 ft., limiting the number of gaps that need to be sealed.
Are SIPs Environmentally Friendly?
Green building is the practice of minimizing the impact a building has on the natural environment.
Reduced Energy Consumption – Energy is in high demand, and the processes used to generate energy often produce carbon dioxide emissions. Decreasing energy and fossil fuel use in buildings is important to the environment.
Material and Resource Conservation – Green designers and builders select building materials and methods that reduce the amount of natural resources required to construct a building.
Healthy Indoor Environment – With people spending 90% of their time indoors, buildings should create a safe environment for occupants, free from mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or other harmful airborne pollutants.
Water Conservation – Water-saving systems limit the use of this important natural resource and prevent water pollution that can damage natural ecosystems.
Site Planning – Careful site and infrastructure development will minimize water and air pollution.