Energy-Efficient Home Design
Structural Insulated Panel (SIP)
A structural insulated panel (SIP)
is thick rigid foam insulation,
sandwiched between sheets of
plywood or oriented strand board (OSB)
or other plant-based construction sheeting boards.
Effective adherence of the foam insulation
to the boards works like a
making SIPs very strong.
SIP walls do not require interior walls or trusses for support,
allowing for open interiors.
SIP home construction in Denver.
SIP roof in Hood River, Oregon.
SIPs are sized at the factory:
SIP manufacturing plant.
SIPs are carefully attached to each other at the construction site:
Attaching SIP roof panels with
Clifton Homes, 2013.
A double bead of sealant seals the seams between the SIP panel and spline.
TC Legend Homes, 2019.
SIP panels are stacked high, dry, and flat
An all-terrain forklift is used to move and stage the panels.