SIPs vs. ICF in southeastern region
I am in the process of planning a one-level residential build of a 1300 sf house in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. We initially thought of using SIPs and have recently opened to the ICF product because of the threat of termites. I know the SIPs panels can be treated, as well as the build site. There is a local company that can do the ICF install and assist with finding other subcontractors familiar with integrating that type of build with their craft. I’m having a harder time finding SIPs installers–or anyone familiar with that method of building. They don’t know what to charge and I’m not sure what is fair. My husband and I are considering installing the shell ourselves, with the exception of the roof. Is one option better than the other or substantially less monetarily? In recent years, Georgia has had colder winters but I’m not sure concrete walls are justified and I think they might be much more. Any advice is appreciated.
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