When we talk to home owners, future home buyers, builders and others in the industry, we often are asked, “What is the different between your building system and Sip Home Systems?”

We asked Parker McGee, MCM, LEED AP, National Construction Manager for Timber Block to explain:

“Timber Block’s wall system, at its core, is a hybrid or modified structural insulated panel (SIP). Sip home systems have been around for quite some time, but have largely been a novelty system used for very specific reasons by people with very specific design intents.  SIP home systems in general are a terrific building component, but their popularity has suffered from poor marketing, limited load capacity, and the flexibility and familiarity of traditional stick built construction.  Timber Block’s wall system enjoys the energy efficiency and the production efficiency of a traditional SIP while retaining the load capacity of a traditional 2X4 wall built 24” on center.  SIP home systems have been enjoying a bit of a renaissance due to the growing focus in the building industry on sustainability and energy efficiency.  Timber Block is unique in that the company has gone to great lengths to successfully promote a brand identity along the lines of “Hardi-Plank,” “ AdvanTech,” and “Tyvek”, as opposed to peddling itself as another “new and improved” SIP.”

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Other benefits of building with Timber Block

Whether you’re building a home as a primary residence, or a second home or revenue property, or even for commercial use, a Timber Block home will be highly energy efficient – for the lifetime of the home. This results to thousands of dollars of savings in energy costs. (For more on just how much money a Timber Block home can save, see yesterday’s blog, or CLICK HERE.)

In addition, a Timber Block home is built fast – and we mean fast. Our walls are assembled in hours, dried in in days, with occupancy weeks, even months, sooner than many conventionally built structures. All of this without sacrificing the quality or beauty of a Timber Block Panelized Wood Home.

To find out more about our technology, or about Timber Block as a whole, CLICK HERE.

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