How Do SIPs Fit In Log Home Planning?

Posted by Roberta Bartel on July 16, 2019

The beauty and charm of a log home or cabin are hard to resist.  They can be rustic, charming and quaint, or simply breath-taking. The one thing they all have in common is the warm, natural appearance of the log construction. The best way to top off your log home is with a SIP roof.

A SIP Roof

If you're planning a high-performance log home, a SIP roof is a must-have. Structural insulated panels provide better overall air-tightness and thermal performance than conventionally framed roof systems. Plus, you will be able to enjoy the natural vaulted ceiling that truss construction can't deliver.

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A SIP roof system provides superior insulation and durability. Enercept roof panels are pre-cut to your specifications, eliminating concerns about cutting and complex angles. Compound angles are no problem.

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Roof panel thickness will vary depending on the load, R-value requirements and local building codes. Are you worried about snow? Don't be. A SIP roof can withstand snow loads up to 260 pounds per square foot!

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Other Ways SIPs Fit in Log Home Construction

SIPs can be utilized in floors, foundations, or basements. Building your log home on a crawl space?  A SIP floor will keep your toes toasty in the winter months. A SIP basement will provide the warm feel of wood throughout your home. Here is an article you might enjoy regarding below-grade SIPs:

SIPs Underground; Five Smart Reasons to Use Below-Grade SIPs

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SIPs are also used as partial walls in some log home plans. This option provides additional energy-efficiency to the structure and a unique look to the log home.

To maximize the energy-efficiency of your home with the look of logs, investigate the option of a log siding installed over SIP walls.

July is National Log Homes Month - the perfect time to check out all the log home options. Just remember, the best way to top off you log home is with a SIP roof!

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