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Traditional Construction vs. Murus SIPs

Traditional Construction

Murus SIPs

Results in typical energy usage

SIP homes have repeatedly demonstrated annual energy savings of 50-60% when combined with other high performance systems.*

Thermal bridging at studs and gaps allow heat to escape, raising energy costs

Solid, continuous insulation that boosts energy efficiency

Uses fiberglass insulation that can sag or shift, reducing R-values over time

Murus SIPs will not sag, shift, or develop voids and will maintain their performance integrity throughout their lifetime

Risk water absorption that can reduce effective R-value by up to 50%

Foam core will not absorb moisture, maintaining original insulating qualities

Traditional framing consumes significantly more wood, depleting our natural resources

Made with OSB from fast-growing, SFI-certified plantations and sustainable forests

Framing requires extensive man-hours and longer construction timeframes

SIPs have been proven to reduce framing labor by as much as 55%.

Results in lumber, sheathing and other waste in landfills

Design support and factory pre-cutting result in virtual elimination of jobsite panel waste

Cavities in walls can result in "chimney effect" that speeds burning

Solid foam core eliminates "chimney effect"; best-available Class I fire rating

Materials may vary widely in quality

Murus SIPs ensure consistent quality through stringent in-house quality control policies and procedures monitored by an independent, third-party agency

*Oak Ridge National Laboratory Report