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Posted by Roberta Bartel on December 4, 2019

The best way to top off your home is with a SIP roof.

When it comes to insulation and durability, nothing beats a SIP roof system. With Enercept Ready To Assemble roof panels, you don't have to worry about cutting them yourself as they are pre-cut to your exact specifications. Plus, with Enercept, even compound angles are a breeze to handle. 

1.  Options

Enercept's innovative roof system offers a world of possibilities.

Loft in SIP homeWith the installation of SIP roof panels, your building gains valuable space. This newfound space can be transformed into a versatile loft area, a luxurious second story, or even a comfortable conditioned attic space. The possibilities are endless when it comes to utilizing the extra room provided by SIP roof panels.

Or mix and match how your bonus space is used.  Enjoy the open feel of a vaulted ceiling in your great room. Meanwhile, use a conditioned attic space over your kitchen for a convenient storage area that is also comfortable. On the other side of the great room, utilize a loft space for your personal office area.  

You may even want to leave the bonus space unfinished but ready for future use as your family grows.

Make the most of every inch of space in your home with a SIP roof.

2.  Faster to install

A SIP roof system is installed more quickly that truss framing.  

Gone are the days of setting trusses, adding exterior sheathing, and insulating your attic in multiple steps. With a SIP roof system, all of these tasks are streamlined and completed in fewer steps, saving you time and effort. While you will still need support in the form of a ridge beam or rafters, they will be strategically spaced further apart, making the installation process quicker and more efficient.

SIPs have the incredible ability to be manufactured in expansive sizes, reaching up to a remarkable width of 8 feet and a length of 24 feet. With such sizable dimensions, these panels can effortlessly cover vast areas in a remarkably short amount of time.

3.  Energy Efficient

A panel thickness of 10” yields an “R” value of 38.  But, that is just part of the story, SIPs are also airtight and virtually eliminate drafts and cold spots. The superior insulating quality of your SIP roof will keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

In the end, living in a SIP home means more money in your pocket every month when it comes to utility bills.

4.  Strength and Durability  

The I-beam strength of structural insulated panels provides durability that is unmatched by a standard truss-built roof system.

Concerned about the weight of snow on your roof? No need to fret. A SIP roof is designed to withstand incredible snow loads of up to 260 pounds per square foot! Rest assured, your home will remain safe and secure even during the harshest winter weather.

Rest easy, knowing that you are residing in a structure that boasts a strength that is two and a half times more powerful than traditional stud framed construction.. 

5.  Environmentally Friendly

SIPs are not only a superior building system in terms of insulation and durability, but they are also incredibly environmentally friendly. These panels are made with OSB derived from fast-growing trees that are underutilized, making them a sustainable choice. By using resources from tree farms, SIPs help reduce the demand for more expensive and less sustainable alternatives. Additionally, SIPs require less lumber compared to traditional stud wall construction, making them an eco-conscious option for your home.

Furthermore, the final result is not only exceptionally airtight but also highly energy efficient, ensuring optimal comfort and savings for homeowners.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, SIPs, building envelope, SIP Home