What are Structural Insulated Panels?
Michigan SIPS Builders
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
In addition, less wood is wasted at the construction site than
stick built homes making structural insulated panels favorable
materials to "green building" organizations.