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Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)

11/23/2007 12:00:00 AM

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SIPs are basically thick sheets of expanded polystyrene board sandwiched between two sheets of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) or plywood. They can be used to construct walls, roofs, floors — even basements. SIPs allow very little air to pass through them, so they create a super energy-efficient structure.

I'm not recommending one manufacturer over another, but Thermapan has several detailed videos illustrating SIPs and their advantages. For those with dial-up connections, they offer a free CD.



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