Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)

What are SIPs?

PaceMaker SIPs are comprised of APA rated OSB facers adhesively bonded to UL certified expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation cores. Panel thicknesses range from 4 9/16" (R-16) to 12 9/16" (R-45) to meet insulation and structural requirements.

Panels are available from 4'x8' to 8'x24' and can be factory fabricated to be site-erected quickly- reducing weather related delays, vandalism, and to speed project completion.

PaceMaker SIPs have been used as roofs, exterior walls, and floors in virtually all building types- religious, fast food, educational, residential, and light commercial.

Proven Performance

Engineered SIPs have been used in tens of thousands of structures since the 1970's.

Speed of Construction

Large, pre-cut panels can be installed faster than standard materials and methods.

Energy-Saving

A continuous insulation envelope reduces energy use significantly and helps meet Model Energy Codes. See the charts below:

A. OSB Facers
B. UL-Listed EPS Core
C. OSB Spline
D. Wire Chases
E. 2X Top Plate
F. 2X Bottom Plate
G. Precut Opening
H. Precut Eave/Ridge
I. I-Beam Connection
J. Vapor Barrier
K. Adhesive and/or Caulk at all connections

PaceMaker SIPs R-Values
Panel
Thickness
R-Value @ 75°F
R-Value
@ 40°F
4-9/16"
14.9
16.0
6-9/16"
22.6
24.3
8-5/16"
29.3
31.6
10-5/16"
37.0
39.9
12-5/16"
44.7
48.3

Oak Ridge Testing

Testing concludes that SIPs have better whole-wall R-value than stick and batt insulation.

Whole-Wall R-Value, ORNL Testing

SIP System Strength

Testing shows that SIPs are 2-3 times stronger than conventional construction.

Cost of Construction

Faster erection and less skilled labor result in a minimal increase in construction costs.

Environmental

SIPs have regenerable wood facers and high R-Value EPS cores (with no CFC's). They save energy and reduce air pollution.

SIPs Literature Overview

[ Download ] PDF 772 KB

SIPs Construction Details & Load Design Charts

[ Download ] PDF 772 KB

SIPs Load Design Charts

[ Download ] PDF 772 KB

© 2010 Plymouth Foam • 1800 Sunset Drive Plymouth, WI 53073 • (800) 669-1176 • sales@plymouthfoam.com