How Do SIPs Compare to Traditional Construction?
Faster construction—Structural insulated panels combine structural framing, insulation, and sheathing into one step. All Enercept window and door openings are factory built, complete with framing and headers. The fast enclosure system also extends your building season.
Less framing labor—Building with Enercept requires less on-site labor, saving you money. Enercept can also provide on-site technical training for builders new to SIP construction.
Less job site waste—The typical exterior framing waste of an Enercept home can be hauled off in a single 55 gallon container.
Fewer framing errors—SIPs reduce the margin for framing errors. Each panel is numbered to correspond with a computerized CAD panel blueprint. With the Enercept 4′-wide panel system, all rough openings are cut and framed at the factory, and include structural headers. Panels are built to the engineer’s specs, taking the hassle and guesswork out of design and quality control on-site.
Superior strength—Could your truss roof support the weight of a pickup truck? Stick-framing relies on the integrity of a multitude of connection points between 2xs and sheathing. With SIPs, loads are distributed across the entire panel due to the continuous bond between the sheathing and rigid insulation.
An Enercept home located in the Florida Gulf survived Hurricane Opal in 1995 and was used as a meeting facility for the county rescue team. The same Enercept home along with another in Central Florida also survived the hurricanes of 2004!
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SIPs vs. Sticks Cost Data from Structural Insulated Panel Association