SIPS

  • Simplifying STC with SIPS

    By Premier SIPS on February 14, 2017
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    Because of their high energy efficiency, structural insulated panels (SIPs) are commonly used for exterior walls and roofs, but a new noise reducing SIP assembly for interior walls has been developed. These assemblies simplify the construction of STC 50 or higher walls, while also meeting fire-rating requirements, in some cases.  STC / Hourly Wall Assembly Brochure. Testing by an independent laboratory […]
  • Project Feature: Custom Montana Residence

    By Premier SIPS on January 31, 2017
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    “The use of Premier Panels is an easy way to have unlimited expression of creativity through out the design process. Our clients and contractors love that the fact much of the build process takes place at the SIPs factory making onsite assembly and “close-in” to be completed quickly. The incredible customer service that Premier provides is what sets them apart […]
  • Higher Warranted R-Values, Higher Performing Envelopes

    By Premier SIPS on January 23, 2017
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    Platinum SIPS are truly the epitome of high performance framing.  Made with Insulfoam’s Platinum GPS (graphite polystyrene) insulation cores, Platinum SIPS offer 41% higher (warranted) R-Values over stick formed construction. PLATINUM GPS STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS Higher Warranted R-Values:  Premier Platinum SIP systems create tight building envelopes, which reduces heating and cooling (operating) costs by up to 60%, and increase R-Values […]
  • PROECT FEATURE: Lightweight SIPS Saves Floating Home Building Costs

    By Premier SIPS on December 21, 2016
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    Lightweight, strong, easy to use, environmentally friendly, super insulating… there are so many benefits to using structural insulated panels, SIPS, as your advanced framing choice for a building project.  In this case, SIPS’ lightweight nature won out with a Float Home in Portland, Oregon.  This Portland float home is being built on float blocks, where weight is always an issue.  For example, utilizing […]
  • Better Design for Rural Disasters

    By Premier SIPS on November 29, 2016
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    Just over a year ago Lake Chelan Building Supply in Washington State burned down in the 2015 devastating forest fires. They chose to rebuild the showroom with a smarter system to help avoid and defend from future disasters.  (You can follow their rebuilding process/photos/details on their Facebook page) Recently, similar fires have devastated North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and several other southeast […]
  • SIPS: Efficient Building Practice to Combat Labor Shortage Challenges

    By Premier SIPS on November 17, 2016
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    Even though the construction industry continues to grow, builders across the country continue to have challenges filling job openings.  It’s critical to find solutions to the labor shortage.  Professional Builder Magazine outlines five initiatives that can help ease a builders’ current crunch in its November issue:  Addressing The Labor Shortage Now. To overcome the challenge of too few skilled framers, […]
  • Project Feature: Net-Zero Energy Cabin using new Platinum SIPS

    By Premier SIPS on October 27, 2016
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    Project photos & details provided by ArtemisiaCabin.com “One of the reasons we chose to build with SIPs (structural insulated panels) is that they can go up very quickly, while maintaining excellent air-tightness and insulative qualities.” Currently in the construction phase and just finished drying in, Artemisia cabin is located in Washington State and will be a net-zero-energy solar-powered house with […]
  • Premier SIPs to Create “Super Plant” to Manufacture Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)

    By Premier SIPS on October 4, 2016
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    Production space for making energy-efficient panels to expand within company’s flagship facility in Puyallup, Washington. To enhance efficiences in the manufacturing of its energy-saving structural insulated panels (SIPs), Premier SIPs will expand the production space at its Puyallup, Washington, facility.  Co-located with its sister company, Insulfoam, Premier’s SIP super plant will serve customers throughout North America, as well as internationally. […]
  • PROJECT FEATURE: New Platinum Powered SIPS in Action

    By Premier SIPS on August 25, 2016
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    Content and photos provided by WEST-ECO Panels Passive Design is becoming more popular now than ever before in North America. Europe adopted this system of building Ultra Energy Efficient homes several years ago and now Passive Design is more the rule in Europe opposed to the exception. WEST-ECO has had the privilege of working with the Architects, Energy Consultants, Contractors […]
  • Prefab Housing Isn’t A Subculture Anymore, It’s A Necessity via FastCoDesign.com

    By Premier SIPS on August 16, 2016
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    Blog repost from FastCoDesign Housing trends come and go, but Prefabulous Small Houses, the latest book from prefab evangelist Sheri Koones, isn’t about a flavor of the month. She argues that this is the most efficient, sustainable, and happiest way to build our homes. This is the eighth tome on residential design Koones has penned and the fifth in her Prefabulous series. When she […]