Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in Washington State

Buildings for Today And Tomorrow: SIPs In Washington

Since the 1970s, Premier SIPs have been manufactured in Washington state. The most awarded SIPs Brand in the industry, Premier’s incredible framing system create turnkey high-performance building envelopes. As Washington’s building codes evolve to more stringent requirements, builders and designers are challenged to have better building envelopes while still coming in on budget and on time. This is where SIPs come in.

Building with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) is the easiest framing method to meet and exceed building code requirements for air infiltration, R-values, and continuous insulation, as well as the standards of high-performance energy enclosures. Proven to go up 50% faster than stick framing, the panels are manufactured under factory-controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design.

In Washington, where there are three different weather zones – coastal, central valley and high desert – having one framing system that can be used in all helps deliver results to property owners and occupants alike. If you aren’t designing or building with SIPs already, it is time to consider an upgrade.

Consistent, strong, and easy to install, Premier SIPs consist of:

  • An insulating, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam core
  • Two sheets of oriented strand board (OSB), laminated to either side of the EPS
  • A structural adhesive

This engineered system provides an extremely strong insulated wall panel that needs no additional frame or skeleton for support.