Structural Insulated Panels

Most structural insulated panels (SIPs; also known as stressed skin panels) consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between sheets of oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs have gained market share in the residential and light commercial building markets because they are quick to assemble and provide excellent energy performance. The insulating core of SIPs is most commonly made from expanded polystyrene (EPS), but extruded polystyrene (XPS), rigid polyurethane foam, mineral wool, or even compressed straw can be used.

Listed in: Insulation, Structural Systems & Components

Products in Structural Insulated Panels

Paragon Panels, Inc.
Thermocore Panel Systems
Thermocore Panel Systems, Inc.
SIP Supply
Insulated Component Structures - Rocky Mountain, Inc.


Nov 16, 2010 2:39 PM ET

Response to Mike Lee
by Martin Holladay

I can't imagine that any U.S. manufacturer could stay in business long if the products they produced violated code requirements. Which code requirement are you concerned about?

If you have any specific concerns, just call up the technical rep at the manufacturer you are considering using.

Nov 16, 2010 2:31 PM ET

by mike lee

Looking into SIPs and would like to know which manufactures would meet ICC and CCMC code requirements