Although structural insulated panel (SIPs) houses still only account for a small number of those built in the United States, people that build with SIPs and live in houses constructed with them often ask – why aren’t all houses built this way.
There are numerous advantages to using SIPs. They can be assembled very quickly; much faster than conventionally built homes. They also save on energy. According to tests performed a SIP room is 15 times more airtight than its stick-framed counterpart with fiberglass insulation.