Sewester Homes LLC
Structural Insulated Panel Builder/Dealers in Central
Kansas and surrounding areas.
SIPsmart Building Systems
Lawrence, Kansas architect/builders with an
impressive gallery of completed projects using SIP
From remodeling to building your dream house, this
Lawrence, Kansas company embraces SIPs
technology in their construction process.
Apple Tree Homes
Certified Green Professionals that incorporate
Structural Insulated Panels in their projects.
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)- a building
material that consists of panels made from a
thick layer of foam (polystyrene or
polyurethane) sandwiched between two
layers of Oriented Strand Board (OSB).
Structural panels offer very effective
insulating qualities, rapid installation, and
consistent quality (minimizing waste). The
use of OSB or waferboard for facings is
considered a positive use of wood resources.
In addition, less wood is wasted at the
construction site than stick built homes
making structural insulated panels favorable
materials to "green building" organizations.
What are Structural Insulated Panels?
Structural Insulated Panels still gaining popularity in the U.S.
Even though the housing market has decreased as a whole, the decrease in homes using
SIPs was significantly less than the overall new housing market last year. Panelized homes
have been gaining in market share for the last few years for a few reasons.
One reason SIPs homes are an attractive option is because oil prices have risen and many
Panelized Homes are much more energy-efficient than traditionally built homes.
Some Panelized homes can save up to 50% in energy bills. These savings add up
over time and they provide the home buyer with less variance in monthly costs since an
increase in energy will not be as dramatic to your bottom line if energy use is much less.
The potential for cold winter weather in Kansas makes building a Panelized home here a
good choice, as is evidenced by the number of Panelized home builders now in Kansas.
Kansas SIPS Builders