When asking if structural insulated panels (SIPs) work in wet, rainy, humid and/or cold climates, the underlying question is, “can I build with wood in this type of climate?” Almost always, the answer is “yes”.
As detailed in this week’s Facility Management feature of ASK THE EXPERT, Premier SIPS Technical Manger Joe Pasma sites numerous commercial and institutional buildings that demonstrate the effectiveness of SIP construction throughout several climate types. Joe also discusses the perception of the oriented strand board (OSB) , primary reasons that drive the use of SIPs, 2013 construction labor challenges, and protecting SIPs from water.
Have a specific SIP question you would like answered, contact Joe today.
Joe Pasma, PE, Premier SIPS’ Technical Manager