31 Aug '13, 12am

Green Building Q&A: Sloppy SIPs?

These alignment problems have always been a problem with SIPs, and they are one reason that some SIP homes are leaky. In the November 2003 issue of Energy Design Update , I wrote (in connection with the cluster of SIP failures in Juneau, Alaska), "When SIP installers leave uneven gaps between adjacent panels, as sometimes occurs when installing very heavy panels, sealing seams becomes much more difficult. The challenges arising when installing large SIPs, especially long roof panels, are acknowledged by many builders. In an article in the Spring 2003 issue of [email protected], the official newsletter of the Structural Insulated Panel Association, Michael Morley wrote, “At about 4 pounds per square foot of panel, a jumbo panel weighs almost 800 pounds. Mechanical assistance is mandatory to move these things. … It is often necessary to nudge a panel the last few inches. Friendly ...

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