Frequently asked questions about structural insulated panels

Over the years we have become a successful business by providing our customers with the highest quality products. We have a wide range, including insulated panels. We can arrange fast delivery and also offer advice about storing and installing the sheets.

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are some of the best materials you can use on your property. Those who have never used them before may have questions. We are going to answer some of them right here so you know why they are such a good investment.

What are SIPs?

Firstly, we will go over what they are. These are high performance building components suitable for use in roofs, walls, and floors. You can use them on light commercial as well as residential structures. The panels are a core of stiff foam plastic insulation between a pair of structural facings. The end result is a panel that has insulating properties.

Can they save you money?

There are several ways these panels can save you money. For example they reduce the labour and construction costs. With a top tier building envelope, you can reduce the amount of HVAC gear you need. For example, you can minimise ductwork. Something else builders can do is lower job site waste disposal considerably. If homeowners introduce additional energy-saving features into a home with SIPs, it is possible to have utility savings of 50%.

Are they green panels?

Those of you who are worried about the environment will likely want to know how green these insulated panels are. They are some of the most environmentally responsible building systems you can find. A SIP building envelope creates persisting insulation and aids you in saving natural resources. Moreover, they very airtight and lower construction waste.

Air quality

SIPS can even enhance air quality in a property. The SIP building envelope’s airtightness stops air from reaching the interior. This is except in controlled amounts. As a result, it is easier to control the humidity. This leads to a house that is more comfortable for inhabitants. In addition, the home is less likely to suffer from dust mites and mould growth.

Are SIPs compatible with other building systems?

If you are wondering whether SIPs are compatible with other building systems, the answer is yes. Wall panels are able to sit on a myriad of foundation substances. This includes insulated concrete forms, blocks, and concrete. You size SIPs to accept dimensional lumber. Furthermore, they are seamlessly compatible with stick framing.

Builders can opt to construct using SIP walls as well as a standard truss roof. On the other hand, they can merely stick walls as well as a SIP roof without much effort.

There is something else that SIPs are popular for. It is offering timber frame structures a well-insulated building enclosure.

Rely on us to supply insulated panels

At Peter Wragge Supplies, we have a huge array of roof and wall panels just waiting to find their new homes. They include rockwall and composite panels. There is also rigid board insulation. The one you choose will depend on your individual circumstances.

If you would like to know more about insulated panels or our other options, you are welcome to contact us. We will give you advice and recommendations.