Building with SIPs can be extremely cost effective. By the nature of their construction, SIPs can be erected more rapidly then traditional stick frames. This increased efficiency results in less labor costs and therefore monitary savings.
SIPs can often be produced much cheaper than the indiviual components that make up an insulated stick framed wall. Moreover, the SIPs erection process is much cleaner and avoids the unpleasant installation of fiberglass.
The superior whole wall R-values of SIPs minimizes the amount of HVAC equipment and severely limits ductwork. This can be a tremendous money saving feature to SIP homeowners. Additionally, SIP builders generally reduce jobsite waste which is enviormentally advantageous and reduces disposal costs.
SIP buildings - including those manufactured by Foam Laminates of Vermont - qualify for many federal and state funded energy saving programs including Energy Star. Additionally, banks often grant Energy Efficient Mortgages and many SIP owners have reported that their homes received high appraisals and resale value.
Federal and State Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency with Structural Insulated Panels: