• Wednesday, 29 March 2017

    Why SIP Panels May Be an Excellent Choice for Your Addition

    The invention of structural insulated panels took place over 80 years ago in the United States. These building panels traditionally, are manufactured by adhering sheets of OSB (oriented strand board) onto both sides of an insulation material, the panel’s then link together to form the building structure. A tremendously fast method of construction, it is applicable to nearly all types of home additions. The fabrication of SIP panels takes place at a manufacturer, away from the job site.

    This system of modular building gives homeowners more freedom to design their additions when working with architects, for a more intricate structure. What may be complicated and expensive when using conventional techniques becomes less labor intensive and cheaper with SIP panels.

    The Pros of Using SIPs for an Addition

    • The use of R-Control SIP panels for additions means a quicker installation and construction because they are easy to deliver in manageable sizes for a specific job. They are easier to use on sites with restricted access or tight construction sites.
    • The labor charges (build time) is reduced to a minimum because the installation does not depend on the sites weather conditions. There is less building mess on the site. Therefore, homeowners living at the property during the construction will face less noise, disruptions, and less anxiety that accompany a project.
    • These panels come with unique fabrication, meaning there is less wood wastes during construction than the standard methods. Compared to other forms of additions for the home including timber framing, the costs of labor and materials make a convincing argument to use structural insulated panels.
    • A great feature of SIP building is the creation of extra floor space as roof trusses are not necessary during construction. Thus, on additions for bedrooms, for example, the roof space can be built with easy conversion to a living space.
    SIP Panels are Energy Efficient

    SIP panels come with “thermal efficiency”. In other words, less heat escapes from additions constructed with these panels. It means that you save on energy consumption keeping your new home comfortable. They also reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and cut down on energy costs.
    Companies that manufacture these panels also use little energy. So, from installation to heat retention after construction, SIP panels prove to be a sensible solution for homeowners who are concerned about environmental friendliness.  Along with their unsurpassed thermal performance, such panels are typically thinner than traditional walls, but their soundproofing is greater. However, with additional soundproofing and insulated internal walls, it is possible to increase soundproofing even further.

    Why are Builders Increasingly Implementing SIP Panel Technology?

    These days, there is a lot of enthusiasm for SIP homes. In thousands of projects, this technology is already in use across the globe. A new home with these panels reduces the movement of air, drafts, noise, and moisture to keep allergens and dust from penetrating into the structure. A SIP home takes less construction time with less labor costs because the framing, sheathing, and insulation are all in a single panel. However, some companies continue to make advances in the market and say that there are areas that require improvement.

    It is recognized that SIP panel installations are increasing in number at all time, and many projects now take place via this method. People have more choices for their homes and are no longer constrained by the old market approach. Using SIP panels for your projects is a great step to maintaining an eco-friendly environment and it can help your home become more energy efficiency.

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