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Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) Homes

Big Twig Homes is proud to offer structural insulated paneled homes (SIP). These homes have a great deal to offer in the form of energy efficiency, and they could be just the right choice for you. Many people enjoy SIP homes because they require up to 50% less energy for climate control, and they are stylish and beautiful. Would you like to learn more about structural insulated paneled homes? Here are the details that will help you decide if they offer the right type of home for you.

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What’s in a S.I.P?

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are the energy efficient alternative to stick built homes. Without hesitation, your SIP Panel home will be one of the most comfortable, quiet and clean structures you will ever own. Unlike a stick-frame home, in which thermal performance is an afterthought, insulation is an integral part of a SIP Panel home. Air and moisture penetrations are greatly reduced because there are so few thermal breaks.

- SIP Panel buildings are 66% more energy efficient than standard frame construction
- 2-1/2 times stronger than standard building materials
- Cuts framing time by 2/3rds
- Stronger and straighter
- Better building systems

Two Options

Big Twig Homes actually offers two different options to take advantage of structural insulated panel. If you would like a brand new home built, then we will be glad to help you make that happen. We will work with you to design a home that is perfect for you and then we will build that energy efficient house with SIP panels. Alternatively, if you already have an existing home, we can install structural insulated panels right into your existing house, replacing the roof or walls of the structure. Installing these panels is straightforward, and you will begin to enjoy a difference right away!

Insulation & Savings

One of the most important things in building a home, is design, and energy efficiency. We all want to find ways to make our living costs lower. This is why SIPs were designed. SIP stands for structural insulated panel, and these panels truly are cutting edge when it comes to home building for energy efficiency. Just how are they so energy efficient?

The Panels

Just what are structural insulated panels? These panels are made from a rigid foam insulation that is use to create a continuous core. The actual panel will include outer structural skin typically (OSB) or plywood that is laminated to the foam core. The panels are so energy efficient that they provide from 30% to 50% savings in energy bills in houses sips.

Structural insulated panels can be used in several different ways throughout the homes. They can serve as insulation and paneling for the floors of the home, the walls of the home and even the structure of the roof. The more that the panels are used throughout a home, the more energy efficient it will be.

Choosing an SIP home can be a great way to enjoy a newly designed and built house that is energy efficient. Even if you already have a home, we can retro fit so you can enjoy the benefits of SIP panels. All that you have to do is call Big Twig Homes today. We will be glad to discuss your home needs, whether you want a brand new structural insulated paneled home built or you want to make your current home more energy efficient. Call us today and we will be glad to help you get started!

vs. Stick Built

Traditional stick-built homes can include measures to provide insulation. For example, insulation can be laid in between the two by six studs that are included in the structure of the home. This may offer some insulation, but it has many thermal breaks and air leaks. Every place there is a stud; the wood will transfer heat or cold into the home, this will cause the home to be a little less energy efficient. SIP homes are different. Structural insulated panels will be set in place creating your exterior walls with one hundred percent coverage. This constant coverage of insulation guarantees that there are no energy leaks throughout the walls of the home, and very minimal thermal bridging.

One of the most important things in building a home, is design, and energy efficiency. We all want to find ways to make our living costs lower. This is why SIPs were designed. SIP stands for structural insulated panel, and these panels truly are cutting edge when it comes to home building for energy efficiency. Just how are they so energy efficient?

To start with, an insulated foam is used for the core of each panel. It is laminated to two facings that are used for the structural integrity of the home. These panels are used for the exterior home walls, roof and sometimes floor systems. You do not see the SIPs, but they are doing a great deal of work for you.

SIPs provide continuous insulation. This means that your exterior home walls are well insulated. When you have a traditional home built, energy can be lost wherever wood beams or studs are placed since wood can transfer heat. In the case of SIPs, there is very little energy transference, and this is how the use of sip panels will increase your home’s energy efficiency noticeably. SIPs can also be used the roof and flooring system for greater insulation.

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