(Fife, WA) – Premier Building Systems, North America’s largest manufacturer of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), offers an energy-efficient building product that has a 60% higher wholewall efficiency than traditional two-by-six, R-19 construction. Consisting of a layer of expanded polystyrene insulation (EPS) sandwiched between two layers of oriented strand board, Premier’s SIP panels help building owners become eligible for significant federal and regional tax credits and incentives that reward energy-efficient construction and design.
Premier’s SIPs systems create a virtually airtight building envelope that offers unmatched energy efficiency and helps lower a building owner’s heating and cooling costs by up to 60% while reducing the size of their HVAC equipment by up to 40%. Further enhancing its environmental friendliness, the installation process of Premier’s SIPs averages 25% less lumber waste when compared to the waste for traditional stick-built structures.
Premier manufactures its SIPs panels to the exact specifications of a project, pre-cutting them for specific, individual floor plans. The panels arrive at the job site ready to install, resulting in quicker job completion and reduced labor costs. With Premier’s SIPs, builders can expect to reduce their overall framing installation budget on a 2,000-square-foot home by approximately 25% versus traditional, stick-frame construction. Stock panels are also available for distributors and builders that prefer to fabricate their own products.
Premier offers the construction industry’s most in-depth code reports that provide detailed descriptions of the strength and stability of its SIP panels, a benefit for areas with above-average seismic activity. Builders can expect up to 50% fewer customer callbacks due to the panels’ strength and stability. The versatile product can be used in a variety of applications, including for the construction of the entire building envelope (floors, walls, and roofs) in both the residential and commercial markets.
As a division of Insulfoam, Premier Building Systems continues to lead the construction industry in the research, development and manufacturing of high-performance, energy-efficient building materials. Headquartered in Fife, WA, Premier operates manufacturing facilities in Fife and Phoenix, AZ. For more information call 800.275.7086 or visit www.pbssips.com.