IT'S TRUE! Building with SIPs could drastically reduce your monthly payments
MYTH: A SIPS HOME COSTS MORE THAN A TRADITIONALLY BUILT HOUSE
FACT: SIPS ARE ACTUALLY CHEAPER THAN STICK-FRAME CONSTRUCTION
Here's an example:
AN IDENTICAL SIPS HOME
30 year loan for $215,000
at 4% interest
Mortgage (per month) = $1026
HVAC (per month) = $75
TOTAL = $1101 (monthly)
A STICK-FRAME HOME
30 year loan for $200,000
at 4% interest
Mortgage (per month) = $955
HVAC (per month) = $200
TOTAL = $1155 (monthly)
The monthly savings on HVAC costs are often overlooked. The upfront cost of the mortgage may be higher, but that cost is offset by the savings on HVAC bills, which could be reduced by as much as 70%!*
MYTH: SIPS REQUIRES CUSTOM DESIGN PLANS FROM A SIPS ARCHITECT
FACT: SIPS WILL WORK WITH ALMOST ANY PLAN
With minor modifications, SIPs will suit almost any plan. Changes can be made in the shop drawing process, when the plan is pre-engineered to your specific location, the same as a conventional truss supplier would do. For instance, any of the plans found here on HouseplanResource.com would work with SIPs.
MYTH: INSTALLING SIPS IS HARD or YOU NEED A SIPS MASTER BUILDER
FACT: WITH MINIMAL TRAINING, ANY QUALITY BUILDER CAN EASILY INSTALL YOUR PROJECT
A local builder can install your SIPs project, even if they haven't used SIPs before. If your builder isn't familiar with SIPs, we offer experienced supervisory personnel for training and/or installation supervision. Or we can arrange for a crew to do the installation for you.
TIME SAVED IS MONEY SAVED
SIPs are easier and quicker to install. Time is money: don't waste it!
BUILD TWICE AS FAST
Commercial projects routinely come in 30 days ahead of schedule when using SIPs. Residential projects can go up twice as fast with an equivalent crew, or keep to the same schedule as conventional framing but with half the workers.
- Reduce the insulation step by nearly 90%.
- Minimal caulking to meet Blower Doors test requirements.
- Save sub-contractors time: no wall shims needed and no hunting for studs to put up drywall.
- Cabinets go up easily on perfectly straight walls.