Why Do Builders & Architects LOVE Building With SIPs?

By using SIPs instead of a typical stick frame structure, you can reduce labor costs by up to 55 percent, you’ll reduce construction materials at the job site, and you’ll have fewer callbacks – all of these help shorten ...

Why Smart Commercial Builders Prefer SIPs

With the goal of achieving high-performance building envelopes in commercial, light industrial, and institutional projects, SIPs are a sensible option for long and short-term value.

Frost Ghosting Is Nature's Thermal Image

Have you ever noticed the narrow vertical stripes on a roof or side of a home? What you are seeing is often called frost stripes or “frost ghosting” and is the visual effects of heat loss from a home or building. It is ...

SIP the material of choice to withstand nature’s force with greater resiliency

The strength of construction is one of the biggest arguments in favor of panel construction over traditional wood framing. When you hear about panel buildings surviving hurricanes and earthquakes while their ...

What is an Enercept Thermal Post?

Jon Golz explains the advantage of an Enercept Thermal Post which results in a solid envelope of insulation and provides continuous insulation to virtually eliminate thermal bridging.

What are the benefits of building your home without roof trusses?

Do you like the open, vaulted ceiling look of the soaring great room? Or, maybe you want a loft area or bonus room over the garage, but the trusses are in the way. Or, you just want to move the insulation envelope to ...

How much do SIPs cost?

What is the cost comparison between building with structural insulated panels (SIPs) and traditionally built homes? How much do SIPs cost? Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s a difficult question to answer because each ...

What Makes Enercept SIPs The Builders Choice?

Enercept has been fabricating SIPs since 1981 and has built a reputation for delivering the most customized SIPs on the market. That is why we are the “builders’ choice.” Earning industry respect and repeat business ...

How plumbing and electrical wiring are handled in SIP wall panels

Enercept’s factory-installed electrical chases and plumbing vent chases make installation of wiring and plumbing vents in the exterior wall easy to do. Chases are marked on the interior sheathing of the panels for easy ...

There are very few limitations when building with SIPs.

What are the limitations when you build with structural insulated panels? Well, there are very few limitations when you build with SIPs. Enercept's Regional Sales Manager Jon Golz talks about the few limitations ...

Why a fly-by-corner is an important part of Enercept SIPs.

What is a fly-by-corner? Well, it's SIP panel that is designed to be more easily trimmed to compensate for any growth that may have occurred during the erection of the panels. This video explains the importance of a ...

How SIP wall panels connect to the subfloor or the foundation wall?

Connecting Enercept wall SIPs to the subfloor or foundation wall is very similar to traditional stick framing methodology. Watch and see as Jon explains how easy it is.

The advantages of building your home with structural insulated panels.

At a recent home show Enercept Regional Sales Manager, Neal Mack, explains SIPs construction includes many of the same components as traditional construction but can offer the benefits of a stronger structure, increased ...

A SIP roof keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

SIPs provide a very tight envelope virtually eliminating drafts and cold spots. The performance of your SIP roof will keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Homes Built With SIPs Don't Have Studs?

Homes built with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) have very few studs. So how do you hang pictures and things on the SIP walls of your home? Enercept's Jon Golz explains that it's extremely easy to hang anything you ...

Why Proper HVAC Sizing Is Crucial To An Enercept Home

A high-performance SIP building enclosure often allows smaller HVAC equipment to be specified. Proper HVAC sizing is crucial to an Enercept home because an oversized HVAC system will fail to reach the steady operating ...

SIPs 101 - What Are SIPs?

"Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, ...