Happy SIP-tember 2023

Posted by Roberta Bartel on September 20, 2023

Why SIP-tember?

Because there's still time to get one or more projects started before dead of winter. Structural insulated panels, or SIPs, are fantastic in helping you get enclosed faster and can reduce your temporary heat cost this winter.

Summer has nearly vanished, and that crisp bite of fall is in the air. But, that doesn't mean your building season needs to come to a screeching halt. With SIPs, you still have time to get that new home or building started, insulated, and enclosed.

 winter HomeWhy pay for excessive temporary heat on your winter projects, when you can be working in a warmer, draft-free environment? Save hundreds, or even thousands of dollars on propane or electric bills - add more money to your bottom-line.

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Labor graphicSince SIPs combine structural framing, insulation, and sheathing into one step, this system saves you many man-hours (up to 55%!) and extends your building season. With the ease of installation, your project can be dried-in before the snow flies. The interior can be finished — within the comfortable, tightly-sealed SIPs walls — during the bitter temperatures and snow of winter.

Besides that, SIPs offer other benefits which make it an efficient, effective way to build: 

  • Less job site waste: We've seen the exterior framing waste of an Enercept home hauled off in a single 55-gallon container. Instead of renting a roll-off container, you may be able to remove the debris in the bed of your pick-up.
  • Fewer framing errors: SIPs reduce the margin for framing errors. Panels are built to the architect's or engineer’s specs, taking the hassle and guesswork out of the design and quality control on-site.
  • Customer Satisfaction: SIPs offer increased structural stability and accuracy, plus energy efficiency — all wins for you and your client! 

Imagine that: Finish more projects in less time, save money (for both you and your client), and know they will be enjoying the energy efficiency SIPs provide. They minimize heat loss/gain in a new structure, increase comfort, and save money in the long run.

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When you look at the rest of the factors contributing to construction costs — reduced labor expenses, heightened site productivity, decreased waste, and less overall energy consumption — the total makes sense. That's a significant value you can pass on to your customer, even if Old Man Winter tries to make it difficult.

So, get your SIPs ordered and your concrete poured now. Be ready to work indoors this winter!

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Topics: SIPs, building systems, Offsite Construction