Drafting Down Payments The Easy Way

Does this sound familiar? You get home from a busy day and a busy week, sit down in the easy chair, kick off your shoes, start to relax, and it hits you....dang it! I forgot to take care of the one thing I meant to do ...

Talk SIPs to Me. A Glossary of SIP-Related Words and Phrases

Like all industries, the construction industry (and, in particular, SIP construction) seems to have its unique language. Some of the products and components we use and produce are unique.  While those of us who work in ...

SIPs Save

Why do builders and architects love building with SIPS? There’s many reasons, but mostly it’s because Structural Insulated Panels go up very fast; they go up very easy; they reduce labor costs and job site waste is ...

SIPs - The Builder's Choice When Disasters Strike

Dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster is never easy, and the rebuilding process can be frustrating and time consuming for builders as well as homeowners. If you are in this situation or know someone who is, ...

Sorry We Missed You. Your Personal Home Show SIP Presentation.

In January, the 2020 spring home show season was off and running. Shows were being well attended, and homeowners were eager to learn about their options and to get started on their spring and summer building projects.

SIP Inspired Homes

The American Dream, building your own home.  It doesn't matter if it's your first home or your retirement home; it takes a lot of planning and patience.  But, you can make the process happen more quickly when you put ...

Up On the Housetop - Five Reasons You Want a SIP Roof

The best way to top off your home is with a SIP roof. A SIP roof system provides superior insulation and durability. Enercept Ready To Assemble roof panels are pre-cut to your specifications, eliminating concerns about ...

Enercept Explains: Building Science Behind Structural Insulated Panels

The science behind SIPs  With so many pieces to be assembled, it's easy to understand why stud frame houses take considerable time and labor to build. Enter Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) – the prefabricated ...

Enercept Explains: What Makes SIPs Stronger Than Stick Framing?

SIPs, by design, are load-carrying panel products Mother Nature can sometimes be difficult - high winds, heavy snow, hurricanes, and tornadoes are forces of nature that occur on a regular basis in the United States. ...

Lifetime Value vs. Upfront Investment

When it comes to home construction, choosing superior products and technologies will generally increase the overall initial cost of construction. However, when you factor in material cost, labor expense, job site waste, ...

Winter Construction: More Cost-Effective and Comfortable With SIPs

Did the cold, wet spring and summer of 2019 rob you of precious building time?  We've all seen it before - the urgency in the air to get your building projects buttoned-up before winter hits.  However, after the short ...

Do I Need an Architect or Design Professional? What's the Difference?

As you build your new home, you'll be confronted with several choices - there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to new construction. One of your first choices will be the design of your home. However, where do you ...

Need to Downsize? How to Optimize Your Smaller Space.

Whether you're empty-nesters ready to downsize, buying or building a home on a tight budget or simply want to live in less space, the trend toward smaller homes is in full swing. Homebuilders are offering floor plans ...

Good Bones - The Anatomy of a SIP Home

A SIP home with "good bones" is a great home to live in. SIP construction includes many of the same components as traditional construction, but offers the benefits of a stronger structure, increased energy efficiency, ...

Do's and Don'ts; Working with Structural Insulated Panels

Handling and Installing SIPs The Right Way Building with structural insulated panels (SIPs) is faster and easier than stick framing.  The truck arrives at your building site, loaded with your pre-cut panels, ready to ...

The Journey Begins-10 Steps For Starting Your Spring Home Today

The Process of Building the SIP Home of Your Dreams Begins With Planning. As with any journey, you’ll want to do some research before plan your trip. You’ll want to have a good sense of your vision, the end result, and ...

Love Affair With Log Homes

July is National Log Homes Month! Often associated with American colonial life, log cabins have a long history in the United States and  are still popular today. Today's Log Homes are being built to be more energy ...

SIPS - A Greener Way to Build

Enercept manufactures a variety of Structural Insulated Panel systems (SIPs) for virtually any construction need. Enercept strives to educate builders, architects, developers, appraisers, engineers and the general ...

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Safety, It's Important! Growing up there were two things that really frightened me, tornadoes and fires.  The second became more pronounced after my Spanish teacher, Karen Kittinger, and four of her children died ...

How to Save Over $100,000.00 In Mortgage Interest

How Could Building With Enercept Structural Insulated Panels Save You Over $100,000.00 in Mortgage Interest? With the cooperation of two neighbors, Enercept was able to perform a side-by-side comparison of two similar ...