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
What are Structural Insulated Panels?
Minnesota SIPS Builders
Minnesota SIP builders
Keep Construction is an authorized dealer for Enercept SIPS
in northern Minnesota.
Full Service SIPs dealer and builder
Gary Nicklason Construction in Nevis, MN offers all
construction services with a focus on energy-efficient design
and Green Building Construction.
Roseville, MN builder. Nice pictorial with explanations of how
they built an energy-efficient cabin using SIPs in the floors,
foundation, walls and roof.