Structural Insulated Panel Statistics:
Bill Wachtler Executive Director
Structural Insulated Panel Association
3413 56th St. NW, Ste. A Gig Harbor, WA 98335
253-858-7472, FAX 253-858-0272

SIP Production Climbs 50% In Five Years
The volume of single-family homes constructed with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) has increased by a stunning 50% in the last five years, from 8,000 homes in 1997 to 12,000 homes in 2002.

This makes SIPs the fastest growing building system when compared to the growth rate of log, modular and other forms of panelization, according to the results from the annual production survey conducted by the Structural Insulated Panel Association or SIPA (Gig Harbor, WA)

€œThe growth rate of the SIPs industry continues to be strong as more and more builders and homeowners are preferring the high, energy-efficient performance and lost cost of home ownership associated with living in a SIP home,â€? says Bill Wachtler, executive director.

The following are survey results and estimates for 61 SIP manufacturing companies in 2002:

  • SIP production for 2002 was 51 million square feet.
  • 70% of production was used in either single family or multifamily housing.
  • 30% of production was in nonresidential construction, including agriculture buildings.
  • An estimated 12,000 living units (mostly single family) were built with SIPs.
  • An estimated 2,300 nonresidential buildings were built with SIPs.