Structurally insulated panels (SIPS) are the most common way we enclose our timber framed structures. SIPs are prefabricated wall panels that include an insulated core sandwiched between structural wood products like OSB or plywood. SIPs are customized to each project, delivered on site, and installed in place.
Benefits of using SIPs include faster construction, superior strength, energy efficiency, and less on-site waste. In the long run, SIP wall configurations are superior to on-site construction due to inconsistencies in field conditions and material limitations. With a pre-designed SIPs system, the final product matches the original plan.
Other benefits of SIPs include: