Gary Pugh

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How Strong Are SIPs?

Q: In a SIP, how secure is the bond between the OSB skin and the EPS (expanded polystyrene) core? Can this bond be compromised by water infiltration or insect damage, or could the insulated core deteriorate over time? If that bond were to fail, it seems to me the whole structure would fall apart like a giant house of cards. Read more

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Building With Structural Insulated Panels Building With Structural Insulated Panels

SIPs produce a tight, well-insulated shell that takes less labor to construct than an equivalent stick-framed building. Read more

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