Cement Fiber Structural Insulated Panels (CSIPs)
CSIPS panels are manufactured with a expanded polystyrene insulating foam core of 1 to 3 pound density, that is sandwiched between two 5/16” thick cement fiber skins. Buildings constructed with CSIPs are more durable and will require less maintenance than buildings with OSB SIPs panels. Fiber-Cement Board SIPs will not rot or corrode and have a higher fire rating than OSB SIPs. Cement Fiber boards will not support black mold growth and have a high resistance to moisture absorption. CSIP panels emit no know toxins and are classified as a “Green Building Material.” With the use of a CSIPS panel, drywall can be eliminated which further reduces the time and cost of construction. The exterior surface of CSIPS can be painted or coated with a synthetic stucco finish, lap siding and a host of other suitable exterior finishes. CSIPS used to construct load-bearing walls up to three stories, roof panels up to 20 foot spans, floors spanning up to 16 feet between supports.