I want to add a second floor. Are SIPs applicable for this?

Asked by DKJ
Petaluma, CA

Want to use SIPs if appropriate for walls, floor and roof of a second floor addition. The first floor is regular wood frame type building.


Sean Lintow Sr

Answered by Sean Lintow Sr

Naperville, IL

SLS Construction & Building Solutions

March 6, 2013

SIPS would be great in this application (for the walls & ceiling) but you do need to have a structural engineer make sure your existing structure can handle it. There will likely be upgrades needed.

As for the floor I have never seen SIPS used for that but mainly see them provided prebuilt panels made with I-Joists.


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