Structural Insulated Panels or SIPs as they are commonly referred to by construction and fabrication companies, are high performance building panels. SIPs are commonly employed in walls, floors, and roofs for residential and light commercial buildings.
SIPs consist of three components: the two outer skins, an inner core of insulating material, and the adhesive used to bond the facings to the core. When manufactured under the right factory controlled conditions, SIPs result in a building system that is energy efficient, structurally strong, and cost effective.
Building with SIPs has proven to be far superior to “stick framing” in that SIPs require less labor, time, and money.