How long does a SIPS home last compared to a brick home?
Although Structural Insulated Panel Systems have been built in North America for many decades, it is a new concept to many builders throughout USA and Canada. Due to this advanced construction process seeming so new, a common question pertaining to SIPS is how long it will last. Often the longevity they look to compare it with is that of a brick home, since they are known for their durability and longevity. Through effective installation of a membrane, both in and out of the building, a SIPS building should be comparable to a brick home, with many more benefits.
Though a brick home is generally projected to last 100 years, and a SIPS home should last at least 60, the benefits of a SIPS building far outweigh any other. A SIP system allows for much more effective insulation, extreme fire resistance, and incredible mould and mildew resistance. There is an immense amount of more features and benefits that a SIPS home can provide for sustainability and cost-effectiveness which can be found throughout our site.
What is the difference in cost between a SIPS and brick house?
Initially, it may seem like a SIPS home is more expensive than a brick home when you look at the initial costs. Design, manufacture, installation, are all key factors of building a home where SIPS is usually more expensive. However, since the on-site construction is much quicker (4x on average), the overall building price is generally around the same. All-in-all, even if the SIPS construction cost comes out more expensive, you will make up for it with the energy efficiency in the long run.
What external finished can be used on a SIPS home?
The thing about a home, made with a structural insulated panel system is that there are no real limitations to the external finish you can use. Whether it’s timber cladding, metal cladding, stonework, or even brickwork slips, they will all work well and look beautiful!
If you have any concerns about the longevity of a SIPS home, its cost, or even how the final product will look, don’t hesitate to contact us!
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