By far the biggest benefit you’ll realize in an Enercept SIPs home is the month to month savings on heating and cooling costs. You can expect to save 40% to 60% over a home insulated with batt insulation.
Your home will be insulated with a solid core of expanded polystyrene (EPS) without the thermal breaks (cold spots) present in 2x framing. EPS insulation maintains its integrity over time and will not settle or absorb moisture.
2 1/2 Times Stronger
The process of laminating the exterior and interior oriented strand board (OSB) to the EPS insulation gives the SIPs an I-beam like strength.
Quicker Construction Cycle
Because the exterior and interior sheathing and insulating is done in one step, it will take you or your crew less time on the job site.
No Studs to Find
Since the entire inside wall is sheathed with 7/16” OSB, hanging sheetrock, cabinets, curtains and even pictures is easier and faster.
Quieter and Healthier Environment
EPS insulation is an excellent sound barrier and reduces wind and other outside noises. The naturally tight construction of a SIP shell prevents dust and other allergens from penetrating the home.
Here’s why SIPs are the most popular way to enclose a timber home:
SIPs and exposed timber frames, a building combination that makes sense!
Why an Enercept SIP Roof?