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
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"
What are Structural Insulated Panels?
See a Structural Insulated Panel House in Vermont
Foard Panel, a respected manufacturer of Structural Insulated
Panels has a great website with photos of homes that have
been built using structural insulated panels.
The site also includes links to great information on structural
insulated panels and recommendations for products to use in
the installation of SIPS.
This link takes you to a page with pictures of a home built in
Brattleboro, Vermont using Foard Structural Insulated Panels.
Vermont SIPS Builders