Solid Core Buiding (SIPS)

What are SIPS?
(Structural Insulated Panels)

Structural insulated panels are high - performance building panels used in exterior walls and roofs for residential and light commercial construction. The panels are made by sandwiching a core of rigid foam insulation between two skins of wood structural panels, typically oriented strand board (OSB) or plywood.

The foam core of the panel is typically composed of expanded polystyrene (EPS), structural adhesive is used to adhere the foam cores to the skins of the panel in the lamination process. Once laminated, panels can be fabricated either on site or in the manufacturing plant to meet the design specifications of a home and shipped to the site for a quick and easy installation.

The SIP fabrication process usually begins with a CAD drawing of the building. R.M. Mangold, Inc. converts the CAD drawings into shop drawings that can be plugged directly into the fabrication machine or used to measure and cut panels by hand. "Chases" or channels for electrical wiring are cut or formed into the foam core, and the core is recessed around the edges to accept connection splines or dimensional lumber. By fabricating SIPs under factory controlled conditions, SIPs achieve tolerances far more precise than wood framing.

Featuring SIPs
Advanced emerging building materials, such as structural insulated panels (SIPs), are engineered to provide more durable, energy efficient homes, commercial and agricultural buildings. Using SIPs to create a high performance building envelope is the first step to producing a "green" building that is strong, energy efficient and cost effective.

  • Labor savings
  • Energy savings
  • Super strength and durability


What client's say

"We would like to extend our grateful appreciation to you and your crew that constructed our metal roof structure. The professionalism of your crew was truly a credit to your company. All of this speaks well of your organization and leadership."

- Hoop Heaven

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