We often hear the question, "What is the difference between panelized home construction and Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)? Both building products are manufactured in a controlled environment and offer a a prefabricated home product that are assembled in structural wall and roof panel sections. Both home systems can be assembled in half the time of a stick frame home, however, they do have their differences, read below:
Panelized roof panel features exposed inside wall.
Our eSIPS panelized home system is similar to structural insulated panels with a couple major exceptions: We leave the inside wall open or "exposed" so that mechanicals can be easily installed, and second, our panelized home system utilizes dimensional framing lumber to build the wall and roof panels and the foam infill features a closed cell spray foam insulation that incorporates recycled ingredients.
Panelized homes are more comparable to a stick frame home, however, the panels allow for much quicker installation and the panels come pre-insulated. The eSIPS panelized building system is a great alternative to conventional construction methods.
SIPs with solid foam core "sandwiched" between two pieces of OSB.
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs):
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) consist of a solid foam core "sandwiched" between two pieces of oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs are often used for residential construction and some light commercial construction. SIPs are also often used to insulate and shell timber frame homes.
Our Energy Smart Insulated Panel System (eSIPS) are manufactured here at our plant in Claremont, NH to a maximum 9' high and 36' long which allows the panel wall system to be installed quicker.With our prefab building system, you will save you time and money when you build your new home.
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