Wednesday, August 27, 2008
SIP Panels Arrive!
The SIP panels were ordered a couple months ago after many, many months of design and re-design. So their arrival has been much anticipated.
SIP stands for Structural Insulated Panel. These are what our exterior walls and roof are constructed of. They are "green" because they are manufactured off site so on-site construction waste is minimized. They are also extremely energy efficient with four inches of styrofoam on the walls and ten inches in the roof. The insulation factor is several times standard insulation.
They arrive from the factory with all the holes cut out for the windows, doors, electrical outlets, etc... So once they've arrived, we will start to see our house beginning to look more like a house!