The Lakeside Green Cottage, Zero Energy Idea House, and the Passive Craftsman home are all homes using Insulspan SIPs. LEARN MORE
ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES)has updated its listing for Insulspan SIP shear walls to endorse their use in the nation’s most active seismic areas, including costal South Carolina, the New Madrid fault zone in Missouri, and costal California. LEARN MORE
Strength is one of the biggest arguments in favor of panel construction over traditional wood framing. In panel construction, beams and studs are replaced by structural insulated panels, or SIPs, which consist of a foam core sandwiched between layers of oriented strand board. We'll admit that we're traditionalists and, yes, we like to frame the old-fashioned way. But when you hear about panel buildings surviving hurricanes and earthquakes while their traditionally framed neighbors shatter into sticks, you have to take notice.
Traditional architecture, new building methods, and rainwater collection combine to lessen a home’s imprint on its sensitive coastal site.
It’s not unusual for New Yorkers to have problems with their neighbors; after all, many a co-op brawl has started over a little late-night noise.