It is vital to understand the need and methods for achieving a continuously insulated building. Insulation plays a key role within the building envelope and is paramount to creating and maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are high-performance building panels used in floors, walls, and roofs for residential and light commercial buildings. SIPs are made with expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid foam core sandwiched between two structural skins of a 7/16″ oriented strand board (OSB). When the two are laminated together, they create an insulated panel that is 2-1/2 times stronger than a stick-frame wall.
ENERCEPT SIPs - AN INTRODUCTION