Structural Insulated Panels

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Getting SIP Framing Right

Structural insulated panels go up fast, but the devil's in the details. More

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Structural Insulated Panels

Structural Insulated Panels, or SIPs, are made by bonding structural sheet material — OSB is the most common but plywood, gypsum panels, steel, or fiber-cement are also used—onto both faces of an expanded polystyrene (EPS) or polyurethane foam core. They can be used to build floors, walls and roofs. More

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How Far Can SIPs Be Cantilevered?

Q: When building with structural insulated roof panels, how far is it safe to cantilever (or project) the ends of a panel past the top plates? I like the idea of creating a protective overhang for the siding and windows. More

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Rebuilding a Church on a Higher Plane

Builders give a hurricane-devastated structure a lift with concrete, steel, and SIPs. More

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Rebuilding a Church on a Higher Plane

Builders give a hurricane-devastated structure a lift with concrete, steel, and SIPs. More

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Rebuilding a Church on a Higher Plane

Builders give a hurricane-devastated structure a lift with concrete, steel, and SIPs. More

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Are Frost Stripes Cause for Concern?

Last year we completed a SIP roof deck using two kinds of panels. Some were the... More

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Working On a SIPs Roof

A look at the techniques used to add skylights and thermal solar collectors to a foam-core roof. More

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What's New in Insulation?

Improved materials and hybrid systems make it easier to build energy-efficient... More

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