Structural insulated panels are premade panels used for walls, floors, and ceilings of a building; they are made in a factory to a builder's or contractor's specifications and then shipped to a construction site. There, they are assembled and erected for new construction of homes or commercial buildings. There are many reasons why such structural insulated panels are a good choice for any new construction project, and if your contractor or builder gives you a choice for a new home or commercial facility you're having constructed, you might want to consider their advantages. Note the following.
1. Custom design
Because these panels are made in a factory to a contractor's specifications, they can be made with any type of custom design needed. For example, if you need walls that are very soundproof because your commercial building or home will be located near heavy traffic, these panels can be made with added sound barriers. They can also be coated with special chemicals that make them poor hosts to germs, bacteria, and other microbes; this can be needed for a production facility or even for a restaurant or food handling facility. Whatever the need for a custom design, it can be easier to ensure the panels are made to exacting specifications when prefabricated.
These prefabricated panels are typically stronger than most framework that is used for buildings and for new homes, which in turn can offer you the most flexibility with your design. You can opt for an open ceiling area, as you would need far fewer load-bearing walls, which in turn can mean a more open look for your home or commercial facility. You can put interior walls where they suit you and not where they're needed to hold up the home when you choose prefabricated insulated panels rather than standard wood studs and beams.
3. Environmentally friendly
Because structural insulated panels are made to exacting specifications, there is far less construction waste generated for new homes and buildings. Construction waste would be shavings and other debris created when wood or metal needs to be shaved down and otherwise fabricated to create a new structure. These panels are also known to fit in such a way that the building becomes very airtight, so you have less risk of losing air conditioning or heated air throughout the year; in turn, you use less power and have less pollution created to generate that power in order to keep your home or commercial facility comfortable.