Innovative Insulated Panels

Build better using structural insulated panels (SIPs).



Insulated Panels
SIPs can support loads of many thousands of pounds.
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Panels
Where loading exceeds engineering maximums, solid-wood columns must be worked into grooves created in the wall structure (above left). Joints between panels are completed with splines (above right). These span the gap between panels, fitting into factory-recessed edges.
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Panel Saw
Panel saw 
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Lumber
2-by-4 or 2-by-6 lumber is used to create a support structure around door and window openings.
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Plywood Template
A plywood template is temporarily fastened to the wall to guide the vertical routing of wire grooves and cutouts for electrical boxes.
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SIPs
SIPs also can function as their own load-bearing door or window lintel in some situations.
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Hot Knife
Hot knife
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Foam Gun
Foam gun
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Impact Driver
Cordless impact driver
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Nail Gun
Nail gun
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