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  • Products - WallsEnerSmart SIP walls can be used in an affordable manner for virtually any type of construction including residential, commercial, and industrial. We manufacture an 8’ x 24’ (or smaller if desired) panel which is significant because a lot of other SIP manufacturers only produce 4’ x 12’ panels (or smaller). By pressing larger panels, it means the end user has fewer splines (and subsequent thermal bridges) and has fewer panels to install on site thus cutting down on installation time and costs. To learn more about how EnerSmart SIPs are made and what products are used, click here. While we can produce any desired thickness of panel, our most common sizes are:
    • 4.5″ (R-17)
    • 6.5″ (R-25)
    • 8.25″ (R-33)
    • 10.25″ (R-41)
    • 12.25″ (R-50)

    The aforementioned sizes are the most practical and most economical for us and ultimately the purchaser because the thickness of the panel is designed to accommodate dimensional lumber which is needed for blocking around the rough openings, panel ends, and top/bottom plates. Please note that SIP walls are typically 3/8” – 5/8” thicker (depending on what exterior sheeting you commonly use) than a standard stick framed wall due to the interior OSB facing of the SIP. It is good practice to make your window/door supplier aware of this so they can adjust their jambs accordingly.

    *R-Values listed above are calculated at 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) and include ½” drywall. The rigid EPS foam insulation used in EnerSmart SIPs actually performs better in colder temperatures. To learn more about SIP R-values, click here.

  • Products - RoofsMuch like our SIP walls, SIP roofs can be used in all types of construction. However, where the roof panels really shine and are most economical is when they are used in relation to:

    • Vaulted ceilings
    • Gable style roofs
    • Flat or low slope roofs
    • Commercial roofs
    • Timber frame structures
    • Post & beam structures
    • Log structures
    • Re-roofing projects

    As is the case with SIP walls, we can produce any thickness of panel but again the most common sizes are:

    • 8.25″ (R-33)
    • 10.25″ (R-41)
    • 12.25″ (R-50)
    • 14.25″ (R-58)

    While SIP roofs are still considered structural, there are limitations in the form of maximum spans we can achieve without any beams or other support. With the sizes listed above, we can span anywhere from 8’ to 12’, depending on variables like SIP thickness, roof pitch, snow loads in the area, roofing product being applied, etc. The alternative to providing beams or support underneath the roof panels is for us to press the structure right inside the panels. However, doing so adds thermal bridges to the panel which in turn affects the performance r-value and air-tightness of the roof. It also adds cost to the SIP. That being said, our customers who choose to do their roofs this way still stress that it is a better alternative to stick framing the roof and spray foaming it or using some other form of insulation. To learn more about how EnerSmart SIPs are made and what products are used, click here.

    *R-Values listed above are calculated at 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) and include ½” drywall. The rigid EPS foam insulation used in EnerSmart SIPs actually performs better in colder temperatures. To learn more about SIP R-values, click here.

  • Products - Rim BoardEnerSmart SIP rim board is a high performance alternative solution to the traditional rim board you purchase as part of your floor system package. With traditional rim board (3/8” – 1 1/4” thick typically), you install the rim board, build rake walls and sheet them on the sides that run parallel to the joists, insulate in between every joist, and then apply a vapour barrier everywhere. Keep in mind this insulating detail is very hard to do conventionally with batt insulation and as such the joist area is usually one of the more common problem areas on a home for energy loss. Using spray foam instead of batt insulation helps but it also makes it more expensive than SIP rim board and still does not perform as well as SIP rim board. With SIP rim board, you install it, seal the seams where any panels meet, and you’re done. What you get is a superior insulated and air-tight rim board system. As with all of our products, we can press it to any thickness or specification you like, but the most common sizes are:

    • 4.5″ (R-17)
    • 6.5″ (R-25)

    To learn more about how EnerSmart SIPs are made and what products are used, click here.

    *R-Values listed above are calculated at 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) and include ½” drywall. The rigid EPS foam insulation used in EnerSmart SIPs actually performs better in colder temperatures. To learn more about SIP R-values, click here.