Structural insulated panels are panels used in buildings for walls, roofs, floors for any residential or commercial buildings. These panels are made by using a rigid insulation material sandwiched between two facings that can be made from boards or other materials, depending on the use.
These panels are made under factory controlled conditions and can be custom made for each home. They often contain built-in wiring, ducting, and piping or have chases left in them for their insertion at a later date. Buildings that use these panels for their construction can be built much faster, with panel sizes that can be as large as 8 feet by 24 feet, so that entire walls can be erected at one time. They are designed to be as strong as steel beams and can be engineered to suit any required applications. They allow for continuous insulation and with proper jointing can make buildings completely airtight.