SIPs Upgrades - Are they worth it?

Updated: Nov 14

We think so! Here are the benefits of SIPs:


✅ 3-5x Stronger Framing ✅ Improved Insulation & R-values

✅ up to 10% Home Weight Reduction

(25% - 30% Framing Weight Reduction)

✅ Earthquake & Hurricane Resistant


Thoreau is an off-grid Pioneer Plus built with Structural Insulated Panels

 

STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS have been around since the 1960's. They've been used in MANY applications and have proven to be one of the best options in the building sciences for many kinds of structures. (Boats, walk-in coolers, buildings in hurricane zones and more.)

We recommend building with SIPs for the best structural integrity and great insulation. The weight reduction is a great feature as well as the storm resistance which protects your investment - not just during storms or earthquakes but every time you drive it down the road - which is a simulated windstorm/earthquake combo! After building 36 THOWs out of metal framing, reinforced wood framing & SIPs, we can't say enough good things about SIPs construction. However this upgrade was financially out of reach for many of our customers - until now!!! The past 2 years have been BRUTAL with price increases of ALL of the materials that go into building a high-quality THOW... Which is why we are SO EXCITED that recently we have been able to cut our regular price for SIPs upgrades in HALF! We have found a local SIPs company that is AFFORDABLE and easy to work with (saving on our production time too) so we are passing the savings on to our customers!

The sky is the limit when it comes to styles and configurations when building with SIPs. All the homes in this blog post were built with SIPs so you can see that a large variety of styles is possible. SIPs is also very easy to work with after your home is delivered! You can add shelves, hooks & wall decor ANYWHERE without finding a stud or worrying about the wall boards holding the weight. Since your walls are a solid panel you are LESS limited on home improvements & upgrades.

 


To get a quote & start the process of building with us:

Fill out this intake form & choose PHONE CONSULT or FLOOR PLAN CONSULT under NEXT STEPS.

Once we receive your intake form, We will contact you ASAP to set up your consult to start planning your new home!

Check SPAM if you don't see our email right away with your THOW estimate and "Everything you need to know about building with Indigo River." A real-live human will also email you with-in the next day or so and that one has been known to go to spam too.


 


Check out some homes that we've built with Structural Insulated Panels:


Click for the portfolio of each home.













































































 


To start the process of building with us:


Fill out this intake form & choose PHONE CONSULT or FLOOR PLAN CONSULT under NEXT STEPS.


We will contact you ASAP to set up your consult
& start planning your new home!

Check SPAM if you don't see our email right away with your home estimate and "Everything you need to know about building with Indigo River." A human will also email you with-in the next day or so and that one has been known to go to spam too.



 


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