SIPs building questions

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by cc-rider, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. cc-rider

    cc-rider Baroness of TisaWee Farm Supporter

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    I tried to search on here for "SIP", but didn't find anything related to building panels....and I know it's been discussed before, so sorry for the redundency!!

    Has anyone used these SIP panels to build? Would you do it again? Cost??

    I'm thinking a small cabin-sized building. I love the fact that they are air-tight when done, and also FAST to build.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. Boleyz

    Boleyz Prognosticator, Artist

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    Different places often use different terminology. I don't know what a SIP panel is...and I I've done a bit of building... :shrug:
     

  3. painterswife

    painterswife Sock puppet reinstated Supporter

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    Structural Insulated panels!

    Try SIPweb for info. Sips cost between 5.00-9.00 per square foot of wall and roof area( for materials only).

    We live in a SIP home. No drafts and low heating bills.

    Jill
     
  4. cc-rider

    cc-rider Baroness of TisaWee Farm Supporter

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    I read somewhere that they cost about 1% more than stick framing, but save 35-45% on labor costs, plus another 50% on utilities. I just like the idea of getting it all under roof in a day or so. Plus the insulative qualities.

    How big is your house?

    I'll check out that website! Thanks!
    Chris
     
  5. painterswife

    painterswife Sock puppet reinstated Supporter

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    Our house is 1200 Square feet, but we did the porch roof with sips , so we can easily add another 800 feet at any time.

    It went up in a few days with a crew had not done SIPs before.

    I would not go back to a stick built home.

    Jill
     
  6. Obser

    Obser "Mobile Homesteaders"

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    We were involved in a project that used SIPs. The manufacturer made serious mistakes in production and he and his "installation crew" knew less than nothing about construction. It was a nightmare for the owner (who "knew everything").

    Check the track record of any SIP supplier or contractor.