Traditional Construction vs Murus SIPs

Traditional Construction Murus SIPs
Results in typical energy usage SIP homes have repeatedly demonstrated annual energy savings of up to 50% 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 trees from sustainable plantations and 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