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rSTUDS Are A Clever Little Slice of a SIP

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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Images Credit rStud Structural Insulated Panels, or SIPs, are a great way to build; you get a strong wall with no thermal breaks and high R-values. Normal stud walls, with insulation packed between wood studs that support both the interior drywall and the exterior sheathing may have an average R-value that complies with code, but heat will be conducted more easily through the stud. In a tightly sealed house with a high humidity, that can lead to condensation and mould. But not everyone can or wants to build with SIPs, so Earthcore , a Colorado SIP manufacturer, has essentially sliced up a SIP into studs; Like a SIP it is two layers of OSB sandwiched around a urethane core, but you work with it like a conventional stud.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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