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Structural Insulated Panels

The Panel Types

Before you get the panels, make sure you know the different types of insulated panels. The performance and lifespan of the panels will depend upon the quality of the fabric. Therefore, it’s important that you know the panels’ fabrication process and the way it was glued or bonded to the material of insulation. The performance of the panel will go down if it was glued or cured the wrong way. Given below is a description of different types of commonly used Structured Integrated Panels.

Polystyrene Insulated Panels

Most of SIPs are made with EPS, which is short for Expanded Polystyrene. This insulation type on the SIPs represents the measurement of the insulation. The final R value may be up to 5 inch thick. Usually, the size of these panels is between 4 feet and 24 feet in width.

Polyurethane Insulated Panels

Usually, these SIPs feature an R value of between R6 and R7 per inch of thickness. You can achieve the R26 with walls that measure 4.5 inches. Usually, these panels are produced in 3.5 inches of thickness for walls. For ceiling, the thickness of these panels is as much as 7.5 inches.

Moreover, these panels cost more than the ones we mentioned earlier. However, the advantage of these panels is that they are resistant to fire and water. Moreover, they offer a higher R value compared to the EPS ones.

CSCI panels

These panels are more eco-friendly than other types of panels since they are made with recycled agricultural straw and renewable stuff. Unlike the panels we talked about earlier, these panels don’t feature higher R values.