08:14PM | 01/13/05
Member Since: 01/13/05
3 lifetime posts
I am planning to build a home within the next year or so, and am very interested in possibly using SIPs in the construction. If any of you have experience constructing and living in a SIPs home I would appreciate hearing your opinions. I have found several web-sites listing the benefits of panel homes, but I need to know what challenges and pitfalls I may face if I decide to do this. Also, if you could recommend a reputable vendor where I can obtain matererials, I would be very grateful. Any input would be extremely helpful.

Thanks!!! :)


02:42PM | 01/16/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
you will want to be sure youare buying SIPs with borate or otherewise treated against mold and insect invasion, and design a heat recovery ventilation system into the hosue.

Excellence is its own reward!


06:21PM | 06/13/05
Member Since: 06/12/05
2 lifetime posts
Have just poured the slab on a 2500sf single story ramch home to be built with SIPs. Will let you know how it goes. I am an owner builder and have seen how easy they are to do. Very efficient.


12:26PM | 07/08/05
Member Since: 01/13/05
3 lifetime posts
I look forward to hearing all about your construction adventures! Good luck! I can't wait to hear more.


06:33PM | 03/30/08
Member Since: 03/29/08
3 lifetime posts
Did you build this home?

I would love to know more.


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