a sip is a product that fuses a foam core, like expanded polystyrene, between two outer skins of oriented strand board (osb) to create a super-strong construction panel. They are used to construct exterior walls, roofs, ceilings and floors. Homes and buildings constructed from sips offer superior insulation qualities, exceptional strength, fast installation and a host of benefits to the environment.
these panels are available in a range of core thicknesses and densities. Additionally, they may employ wood and/or metal skins for increased durability and easy maintenance.
sipthe engineers and technicians at tri state foam can help you in deciding which eps product is best for your construction needs. Our experience and custom engineering services will assure you a cost effective application of this smart innovation. Together, we will assist you in the formation of design ideas for all types of eps applications.
the benefits of using sips
the foam core of a sip provides higher insulation values than many other insulation materials used in traditional stud-wall construction. Because sips have fewer gaps - and because studs do not interrupt the insulation - homes insulated with sips have proven to be less drafty.
also, because sips are comprised of solid insulation, they act as a barrier to sound better than homes made from traditional construction methods.