Each panel is a sandwich design utilizing 26 gauge steel on both
sides with a layer of baked on, high density polyurethane foam which is
CFC free, environmentally friendly and contains a built in fire
retardant making the panels extremely durable, strong, fire resistant
and their light weight design (2.5 – 3 lb. per sq. ft.) vs traditional
lumber homes (20 lbs. per sq. ft.) ideal for fast, easy construction.
Why use your SIP?
It provides a
superior energy envelope that will save you money in heating and cooling
costs. The panel is mold, fire, rodent and water resistant.
Is the panel structural?
When the panel is
combined with our steel connectors to form walls and roof attachment it
is extremely strong and structural. In commercial applications the
panel is applied as a cladding.
What is required when building?
with our panel method, panels are erected joining one another and the
roof all together. We recommend that a stud wall be erected to provide
wiring and plumbing access however they are not necessary to the
build. No insulation, vapor barrier, ty-par or plywood exterior
sheeting is required, also, when using the panel on the roof, no trusses
are required and the panel itself forms a superior roof that requires
no shingles. Many homeowners leave the panel exterior as it comes in
various colors direct from the factory. Others choose to add brick,
siding stone or stucco…the panel will accept any finish, both interior
What are the advantages to building with the panel?
the roof goes up fast, usually in a day or two. This provides you a
complete, secure building, free from theft, weather etc. The panels
are about 15% the weight of conventional building methods…so a couple of
men in a work crew can assemble a whole home in a matter of hours.
windows and service openings are cut out after the walls and roof are
erected, any size windows or doors will work when building with the
What is the weight and R-Value of the panels?
weigh about 2.75 lbs per sq.ft. The come in lengths 5’ to 52’ long and
widths 36” to 42”. Panels connect in a male/female method and are
secured both top and bottom with steel tracking.
Panels are 2, 3, 4, 5
and 6” thick and for every one inch there is an R-value of 7+. A
typical 3” panel would have an R-value of + R22
What is the filling of the panel?
Each panel is
typically 26 gauge galvanized steel on either side, with a baked on
painted finish. The filling is high density poly-urethane foam that is
baked into the panel at the factory. Glues and adhesives are added to
the foam along with fire retardants. The adhesion is extremely strong.
Panels will not expand or contract due to their design and they
provide a thermal barrier.
Can panels be used below grade?
Yes. We are
currently installing basements using the panels and supporting stud
walls. This provides a superior basement, heights to 9’+ is no problem
as well, using a 5” panel would give you an R35+ basement wall.
concrete poured basement walls are R-2. We recommend that if you are
planning on using the panels below grade that you speak with us for all
the engineer and design requirements.