EZ SIPS: a Superior Alternative to Bio Foam Insulation

Bio foam insulation is the stuff that’s sprayed into wall cavities. It’s gaining in popularity, and becoming less toxic as production techniques advance. There’s even a castor oil version now! But there are drawbacks to bio foam insulation:

  • At $5.00 to $8.00 per square foot to get you to R-25, bio foam insulation is expensive
  • It doesn’t create a thermal break between exterior sheathing and inner wall covering
  • It’s messy and tough to redo wiring or plumbing once it’s in the wall

EZ SIPS: the bio foam insulation alternative

EZ SIPS is a REVOLUTIONARY new way to insulate that is changing the way homes are built. EZ SIPS PATENT-PENDING 4-foot wide structural insulated panels are made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) commonly known as EPS insulation™. EZ SIPS are non-toxic, don’t out-gas, and do a great job of insulating.

EZ SIPS Build-In-Place Structural Insulated Panels have channels routered on 16” centers for studs, and more channels for top and bottom plates. They’re as EZ to use as 1,2,3!

1- Ease panels down onto your regular, stick-framed 2×6” wall.

2- Nail OSB or plywood onto the wall exterior.

3- Stand your wall.

There. You’ve just SUPER-INSULATED while you frame. It’s that EZ!

A fraction of the price

At $3.50 to $4.50 per square foot—not just for EZ SIPS insulation, but for the entire wall—EZ SIPS is less than half the cost of bio foam insulation. EZ SIPS is also made of environmentally benign expanded polystyrene. It’s EZ to install. It’s light, and super simple to handle. Why wouldn’t you choose EZ SIPS?

Trades love EZ SIPS

EZ SIPS are super EZ for trades. The open interior wall consists of studs and plates protruding ½” from the foam. Along the sides of each stud and at 14” outlet height and 48” switch height you’ll see cuts in the foam. Simply pull out foam channels by hand, insert your wiring, plumbing or blocking, and replace the foam. EZ!

Closed cell bio foam insulation — typically urea formaldehyde or isocyanates like polyurethane — does a great job of insulating a home if it’s applied correctly, but it does not create the THERMAL BREAK that EZ SIPS do. Gases from bio foam insulation are usually toxic; manufacturers recommend that no one enter a house for 24 hours after it has been sprayed (!)

EZ SIPS: the ultra low-cost insulation solution

Spray bio foam insulation is not cheap, either. It will cost you $5.00 to $8.00 per square foot to get you to R-25—that’s just the insulation—compared to $3.50 to $4.50 per square foot for EZ SIPS walls—THAT’S THE WHOLE WALL!

Want to learn more about bio foam insulation and other insulation choices? Compare insulation here or call us at 1-888-SIPS-488. We’ll be happy to explain!

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