Architects: Designing with SIPs
Once you start designing with SIPs its hard to go back to stick frame construction
Design is only as good as the products you have to work with. That's why
architects love working with SIPs from Premier Building Systems.
Premier's structural insulated panels are not only the best available on the
market, but Architects are raving about this versatile design product that builders
and homeowners love. Once design professionals get a sense of the versatility that designing and specifying
Premier SIPs offers they turn to SIPs time and time again from
other dimensional lumber products.
View SIPA's (Structural
Insulated Panel Association) simulated installation of a SIPs project now...
Top reasons why architects are turning to Premier SIPs for roof, wall and
floor framing needs:
- Incredible "green" features. Home and building owners
regularly save up to 60% on utility bills. The R-Values of all panels are
unsurpassed when compared with traditional stick frame lumber construction.
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- Strength. SIPs are able to bear incredible loads. Ideal for heavy snow loads in cold climates such as Alaska,
or for withstanding nature's forces (storms, winds, hurricanes and more)
Premier SIPs truly are a stronger, structural framing option. The IRC and
ICC agrees with Premier's SIPs technology and has adapted the product
category into the national residential and commercial code guidelines.
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- The ultimate code reports. We believe in the advantages
the SIPs technology offers the construction industry so we spent years in
product development and research to create the best
code reports in the industry.
- Straighter walls. With expanses ranging up to 24 feet
in one panel, its no wonder that buildings achieve straighter walls without
bows and curves. Homeowners love straight walls to showcase artwork and
stage intricate lighting designs. Builders love straight walls because they
make flooring, millwork, cabinet, door and window installation much easier by
reducing the need for shimming floors and constantly trimming and adapting
millwork to fit bowed walls.
- Better design. Archways and curves are
second nature in the design of premier SIPs . Our routers can cut our panels and
openings in our panels into any shape you can dream up. Panels are delivered
to the jobsite pre-cut per your drawings, allowing jobsite installers to cut
days off of installation when they would otherwise be creating arched
openings, windows and more. To make sure you are able to take full
advantage of the versatility that SIPs offer our experienced drafters and
project engineers are available to assist you throughout the design and
specifying process. Preview our featured architectural
project gallery to get a sense of SIPs design
- A builders dream. Who wouldn't love offering their
customers a product that will save money on utility bills, reduce
installation labor schedules by 60% and that will offer a stronger,
healthier home? Once they've tried working with them, builders love SIPS for
these very reasons. So you can be confident you are offering your customers
and contractors a superior framing product. Don't take our word for it,
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- Fire & insect resistance. The foam in Premier SIPs
includes a treatment that makes the foam resistant to carpenter ants and
termites. Premier SIPs exceeds all North American Standards for residential
construction. In addition, we have completed exhaustive testing for
multi-family and commercial structures requiring one-hour fire resistent assemblies. Premier SIPs
perform very well in these tests. When covered with an appropriate thermal
barrier, such as gypsum board, SIPs meet all national fire safety standards for any Type