When you decide you’re Building with SIPs, it’s recommended by various experts to start with a certified or associated builder recommended on the Structural Insulated Panel Association website. Or, do an online search with your state name, plus “SIPs” If you plan to build your home, consider looking for an experienced SIP installer to help you and your crew.
But you might be wondering, how is construction relevant to this topic? In a nutshell, employing SIPs as building material is much easier than any conventional insulation technique.
Here are some of the important things you need to know beforehand.
We hope this scenario might be making sense as to how this process happens.
Next, some facts that you should be aware of regarding SIPs
So, how long does it take to assemble the SIP panels?
Well, in most cases if the fabrication of the panels has been done at the factory, then their construction site assembly requires only a quarter of the original time committed. However, if the fabrication is being done at the construction site, then this takes more time. Since, in-house fabrication allows the SIPs production to continue at an accelerated rate without interference from weather or other construction site conditions, will subsequently allow less time for assembly.
SIP placement and assembly is known as panel installation. Installing SIPs is a simple procedure to understand. Once the concrete floor slab or wood floor platform is completed, the rest of the process is straight forward and quickly proceeds to the finished structural shell. Here is what’s involved in this process:
And finally, before we conclude this article, it is important to mention the reason SIPs outperform conventionally constructed buildings and homes with the same R-Value. Let’s start by stating that energy saving R-Control SIPs come in various thicknesses and R-Values R-15, R-23, R-30, R-37 and R-45. You might be wondering what’s the purpose of stating the obvious. Technically speaking the R-value of a building material was not intended to be scale of thermal efficiency of a home. Instead, it only measures resistance to heat loss by conduction. As many of you know, heat travels in three ways by processes called conduction, convection and radiation. So, considering the above-mentioned terminologies, this simple scenario that can illustrate the heat loss from your home or building.
The principal is very simple, the more heat that escapes from your home or building, the colder it gets inside and the more you increase your heat to stay comfortable the more it will cost you.