Do Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) make sense?
December 16, 2012 in Design Dilemma
We are getting close to making important decisions for our single-family building project. I have read a few things about the use of SIP for exterior walls and roofs, particularly the system developed at Eco Panels ( seems to have some significant advantage over stick-built designs.
=> What is the draw-back? Does anyone have experience they want to share?
I should probably add that we are not in a cold and snowy region but in warm and humid coastal South Carolina.
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Interiors International, Inc.
Yes the do make sense in any climate. The are structurally stronger, tighter and have better R values then stick built. They also make building faster. They also create less waste so are a "Greener" way to build.
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They are fantastic. R values are also important in warm humid regions to keep cooling costs low. This is especially true for a roof that has a room directly below (no attic space.) There is also less potential for bug infestation.
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