More and more builders have started using structural insulated panels that offer high levels of insulation and strength. Panels are airtight and reduce the risk of pests. The panel’s strength is better than the wood frame. These panels are also known as structural foam panels, foam core panels and sandwich panels. They can be installed in the walls, roofs and floors. They are perfect for light homes and commercial buildings.
The sheathing material used on both sides of this panel is generally oriented strand board (OSB) but plywood, sheet metal, fiber cement siding, composite structural siding, magnesium oxide board and gypsum siding are also used. A home constructed using these panels has straight walls and excellent insulation. This solution is perfect if you are looking for an energy efficient green material for home construction. The panels are available in standard sizes, reducing the installation and instruction time.