What Are SIPs?

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB).  SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design. The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. Building with SIPs will save you time, money and labor.

Are Structural Insulated Panels More Expensive?

Building with SIPs generally costs about the same as building with wood frame construction when you factor in the labor savings resulting from shorter construction time and less jobsite waste.  Other savings are realized because smaller heating and cooling systems are required with SIP construction.

IS High Country TImberframe Experienced In Sips Design & Installation?

We have installed Structural Insulated Panels on numerous residential and commercial projects.   Some projects have been those on which we were both the designer and builder.    On others, we have worked as a sub-contractor to the builder.

Our staff carpenters are full-time employees of HCTF.  They are trained and knowledgeable in Timber Frame, SIPS, Panelized Wall and Standard Construction.  

where can I find more info on sips?

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.....They were very experienced and had trained their entire team on building “High Performance Homes”.  We wanted our home to “belong” on the mountain; but more importantly, we wanted our home to be constructed with lessened environmental impact, with leading-edge, safe and durable materials and construction techniques…… HCTF knew exactly how to build our high-performance home.  We are very fortunate to have found them! Thanks to HCTF, we have a beautiful and comfortable, highly efficient dream home that will be a part of our family – and Roan Mountain for many, many years!   - Former Client  

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