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As warm air rises and cold air sinks in a conventionally framed wall cavity, a natural phenomenon called thermal or invective looping occurs, wasting valuable energy. Unless the insulation is a solid material to stop this air movement, it doesn’t matter what the insulation’s R-Value is. What good in insulation if heat-carrying air can flow though it and the cavities of the wall? SIPs’ solid insulation core helps eliminate this.
Thermal bridging occurs where there is a continuous element (such as studs within traditionally framed walls, and studs within traditionally framed walls, and stud-to-siding connections) between he cold and warm faces of a wall. These wood elements form a bridge between the inside and outside that can allow heat or cold to pass through by conduction. Simply installing R-19 batt insulation in a stick wall doesn’t mean the whole wall will have a R-19 R-value because there is still a significant amount of thermal bridging in traditionally framed stick walls.
SIPs dramatically reduce Thermal Bridging in was as shown with solid green walls
Stick-framed buildings rely on lumber at regular intervals to provide structural support. 15-25% of the shell of a stick-framed home is lumber, compared to as little as 3% in the shell of a typical SIP framed home.
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As the oldest manufacturer in the SIPs industry, Premier’s SIP system is the proven prefabricated building envelope framing system for your next commercial or residential structure. Faster, stronger, and greener than outdated lumber framing methods, SIPs are the future of framing. Join the other thousands of structures built with SIPs, and contact the expert in your local region to get started.