The 4 Benefits Of A SIP Home

gbismWhen The Chuba Company was hired to construct an energy-efficient home in Brooklyn Center, we specified the best products available for green construction, one of them being Structural Insulated Panels or SIPs. In this blog, read about the 4 benefits of a SIP home.

Whether you’re planning a green construction project or not, SIPs provide many benefits. The Chuba Company is an independent dealer, and we recommend them to our clients for these four reasons:

Energy efficiency – One reason why SIPs are an excellent choice for green construction is the energy efficiency they provide. Homes constructed with SIPs save 40% to 60% on heating and cooling costs compared to homes constructed with 2x framing. The insulation in a Structural Insulated Panel also maintains its integrity over time, making the heating and cooling costs lower forever.

Sound barrier and healthier environment – Not only do SIPs create a quieter home, their naturally tight construction helps to prevent dust and allergens from getting into the house.

Interior design freedom – Have you ever wanted to hang something in a specific spot, but felt limited as to where the studs in the wall were located? SIPs are sheathed with 7/16” oriented strand board, making the entire panel strong enough to support pictures, curtains, and even cabinets.

Green product – To keep our Brooklyn Center green construction project as environmentally friendly as possible, we chose SIPs as our framing product of choice for these reasons:

  • Wood used is from short growth, replaceable tree crops
  • Insulation used contains no chloroflourocarbons or formaldehyde
  • All scrap insulation foam is recycled for reuse

Are you thinking of building a green construction home to keep your overall cost of homeownership low? Or perhaps your main concern is to be kind to the environment. Whatever your reason for building an energy-efficient home, you’ll want to hire an experienced contractor who takes green construction as seriously as you do.

The Chuba Company is a Minneapolis based contracting company that has been around since the 70’s. With an A+ rating with the BBB and an experienced, professional crew, we’re your choice for a home that is truly a green construction home. Contact us today to start planning your energy-efficent home! Follow us on Facebook, and Pinterest, to take a look at our quality craftsmanship!