Saving Energy, Cutting Costs
Industry experts agree that ensuring a strong thermal envelope around your house is the number one way to increase energy efficiency in your home. Structural Insulated Panels (or SIPs for short) are high-performance building panels used in floors, walls and roofs. Unlike conventional stick construction, SIP construction forms a continuous insulated barrier eliminating thermal bridging that would otherwise occur at each stud.
SIPs can be made from a variety of materials, but we prefer polyurethane/closed foam SIPs for their higher R-value* per square inch, higher density for better structural value, and vapor barrier qualities.
We have a lot of experience working with SIPs and often use them to make homes more energy efficient. They are easy to install and require less labor, which saves on both construction time and cost. We work with a variety of SIPs companies in Colorado and can help you figure out which SIPs solution is right for your home.
*R-value—Indicates an insulation’s resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the more effective the material is at insulating.