What are Structural Insulated Panels? (SIPs)
SIPs are designed as a structural sandwich with two exterior, continuous Oriented Strand Boards (OSB) on either side of an interior filled with expanded, polystyrene foam that is compressed and bonded to never come apart and to provide a continuous, durable and highly heat transfer resistant and water-resistant barrier.
What are SIPs used for?
SIPs can be used for exterior walls, roofs, floors, interior walls and also under slabs and in crawl spaces. Different thicknesses of panels offer different R-Values and certain thicknesses are recommended for specific areas in the structure.
SIPs FEATURES & BENEFITS
Imagine buildings with large soaring roof lines, open vaulted ceilings and no truss system. When buildings are constructed with Premier SIPs roofs, 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 PBS SIPs home gives homeowners peace of mind that their new home is strong enough to last a lifetime. Just ask the Premier 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 job site pre-cut ready for assembly. 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 sub contractors 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 — all the benefits of a SIPs home from Premier Building Systems.
The environmental benefits of choosing Premier Structural Insulated Products are huge. As if significantly lower energy bills and reduced jobsite construction waste wasn’t enough to convince you that Premier SIPs are the cream of the “green” building products available today. Then consider that Premier 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 Premier SIPs are one of the best environmental framing products on the market.