Economics of SIPs

How will choosing SIPs effect the overall cost of your building?

There are a lot of ways to look at it. Below are the questions we get about costs. We’ve got your answers.

*Currently lumber and OSB prices are rising in price with potential delays. A framed house uses lumber for 26% of your building, while a SIP home uses 6%. We are working to keep our manufacturing times on track but are dependent on our material suppliers to meet your deadlines.* 

How much do SIPs cost?

ACME Panel proudly publishes all of its SIPs pricing along with a discussion on how to calculate other associated costs for your convenience here.  If you have plans and want specific numbers for your project, you can get a specific quote by calling, emailing, or requesting a quote. Remember when comparing prices, the SIPs (walls, roofs and floors) replace the framing, insulation, the sheeting and a lot of the labor.

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Will I save money building with SIPs?

It depends upon the standard you are building to and the time frame in which you measure your returns.

The Building Standard: If you are building a basic, code minimum standard house, SIPs will not be cheaper. Stick frame with fiberglass batts will build the biggest house for the least amount of money. Of course, that house will be less efficient, drafty, highly variable, not as strong, hold up less to extreme weather, cost more to operate, pollute more, and have worse air quality.  But for some, that is good enough.

Time Frame: Your building is a long-term commitment. Building with SIPs leads to monthly savings through lower utility bills.  A small amount of money invested in building better with SIPs, adds up over time up to create a handsome rate of return.  Over time, you will definitely save money building with SIPs.

If you demand better- then SIPs are the simplest and most cost-effective way to build the high performance building you deserve.

60% More Efficient

SIPs (walls, roofs and floors) structures are on average 60% more energy efficient than standard framed home.

Faster Build

SIPs buildings can be erected significantly faster.

Less Waste

SIPs installation produces significantly less job site waste than traditional building materials.

SIPs vs Sticks - The first 10 years

Initial investment of a SIPs house compared to a Sticks house including annual expenses for heating and cooling over 10 years.

SIPs vs Sticks - The first 10 years

Initial investment of a SIPs house compared to a Sticks house including annual expenses for heating and cooling over 10 years.

SIPs house build cost $260,000.
Sticks house build cost $250,000.

How much more will it cost to build with SIPs?

If you are building a high performance building, SIPs will cost less than any equivalent system. If you are looking to build at the cheapest up front cost to minimum building standards, SIPs will cost between 3%-7% more than a stick framed home. Some buildings are better suited to SIPs so be sure to review your plans with an ACME professional to determine what will work best.

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