SIP / Discussions

How do you install windows with SIP exterior insulation?

...SIP, and if so how do u deal with window set back?

Posted by tony wolff March 8, 2021, 4:18 p.m. Walls and Roofs 0 Responses

What do you think about SIP framing system?

I want to save money on my build so I am considering slab on grade 2 story rather than the allowable 2 1/2 story with SIPS. Most of the builders I've talked ar...

Posted by Nadia Mehan July 24, 2020, 3:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

What is the best approach to insulate the floor in a tiny home, built on a trailer?

...SIP on top of whole assembly? Anyl help greatly appreciated!! When insulating a tiny house on wheels you need to remember that you will be bouncing down the h...

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

Are straw bale SIPS being made and sold in Canada? Are they accepted?

...SIPs, and there was one Ontario company producing Straw bale SIPs has since stopped. We aren’t sure if anyone else has started producing them unfortunately. Tha...

Posted by Martin Stone May 29, 2021, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

Can we make a well insulated timber frame home?

...SIPs (structural insulated panels), which can be fastened to the outside of the frame. A SIP wall would offer a seamless envelope of insulation, and if you tape...

Posted by Jeremy Sewall Feb. 18, 2021, 1:47 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Where can I buy green home building plans and blue prints?

...sip design.

Posted by Moyra Francis Oct. 25, 2019, 5:55 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...SIP wall, the foam boards will act as a vapor barrier and the thermal barrier. For an air seal, you may want to actually do that first, which could be a simple ...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...SIP wall (structural insulated panel), and the foam itself is the vapour barrier. So if your plan was either 4 inches of Rockwool or 4 inches of Halo rigid insu...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 9 Responses

Is it OK to put 1 inch of EPS under vinyl siding with no wall insulation?

...SIP wall (structural insulated panel). EPS begins to act like a vapor barrier at 2 inches as it is then approximately 1 US Perm. All that to say, I’d consider...

Posted by Roger Smith Nov. 12, 2019, 6:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses