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BUILD GREEN - Why SIPs?

DURABLE

  • Mold & Mildew Resistant - MgO Sips are completely inorganic, will not rot or mold and will not feed mildew. An ideal choice for wet humid environments.

  • Pest Proof - Insect, ant and termite proof

  • Hurricane Resistant (230MPH) -  MGO is strong, durable and impact resistant, a requirement for hurricane prone areas.

  • Fire Resistant - MgO Sip Panels will prevent fires from spreading from interior to exterior walls and vice versa. Sips are not only fire resistant but will not shatter and releases water vapor as heated to help cool and contain the fire.

SUSTAINABLE

  • Produces less waste
    than conventional building

  • Qualifies for Environmental Friendly Building Certifications -  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Green Building Certification & Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emission Building Material

  • Completely recyclable classed as ‘Nutritional Waste’

  • Landfill friendly – no leaching of toxic inputs into the water table

  • CO2 Friendly - Captures carbon dioxide CO2 during the curing process.

EFFICIENT

  • 12 Day Completion Time! - Typical completion Time of Approximately 12 days for a 4BR/3BA House

  • 60 days from start to finish! - A normal project can take 6-8 months where with SIPs that can be cut down to as little as 60 days!

  • Less Waste, Reduced Labor, Accelerated Construction Schedules

  • Less Site Inspections

  • Eliminates Drywall - With the use of a MgO SIPS panel, drywall can be eliminated which further reduces the time and cost of construction.

  • Insurance Savings - Recent quotes from major carriers indicate a willingness to reduce premiums by as much as 15% for wind coverage.

FLEXIBLE

  • Interior Panels are Taped and Finished with Drywall Joint Compound and Painted.

  • It finishes beautifully, achieving Level 5 finishes in half the time, with half the mud and paint

  • The exterior surface of MgO SIPS can be painted or coated with a synthetic stucco finish, lap siding, brick veneer, stone and a host of other suitable exterior finishes.

  • SIPs can be used as a Load Bearing Structure to 5 Stories and they are available in various thicknesses to suit the needs of your project.

  • On high rise commercial projects, the SIP panel becomes the insulated building skin and acts as a replacement for masonry block, metal framing and other exterior building skin products.

  • MgO SIPS have superior loading, fire ratings and acoustic values over OSB and fiber cement SIPS. They are stronger and more durable than gypsum and fiber cement products and lighter than fiber cement products.

KEY FINDINGS
Reed Construction Data/RSMeans BASF Corporation—Time & Motion Study

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  • The use of prefabricated Structural Insulated Panels resulted in significant time and labor cost savings. Erection of the SIPs walls, roof, and dormers took 45% of the labor hours expected for conventional construction.

  • Rough-wiring the electrical appurtenances in the SIPs walls took 89% of the labor hours expected for rough wiring in a conventional house. (Hourly rates for the electricians were the same for both types of construction, so the labor cost savings matched the labor hour savings.)


OTHER ADVANTAGES
 

  • SIPs eliminate the need to install exterior sheathing, thermal insulation, and house wrap separately. The SIP sandwich panels come preassembled, which reduces installation time.

  • Precut openings: with door and window openings already cut, there is less labor required on the job site to install SIPs.