A Michigan lakeside homeowner chooses Insulspan SIPs for an energy efficient garage
Looking out over the lake, homeowner Patty Rank realized she wanted a garage to house her family’s boat as well as the vehicles. But not just any garage would do. Patty wanted her garage to be comfortable year round and be up before the snow flies this year. She knew it needed to be energy efficient so her family could hold get-togethers there when the weather at the lake was not ideal.
Her first stop was Insulspan SIPS, the local structural insulating panel manufacturer.
“I have been familiar with Insulspan my whole life. They are a staple of our town, and stand by their product,” says Patty. Concerned with labor cost and the speed that the garage needed to be constructed, the homeowner chose to use Insulspan’s Ready-to-assemble (RTA) package.
Aaron Hinde, Insulspan representative says, “Our ready-to-assemble packages really make projects run smoother, have less site waste, and provide a more prepared product for the crew to install.” Click here for more information on the RTA system from Insulspan.
After receiving the site plans for the lakeside lot Insulspan’s design team worked out the shop drawings and configured the project in their HSB software, a system that allows them to create a 3D model of each project ensuring all the details are met for each customer. Once cut, the panels were picked up by the contractor in the morning, and on their way to the job site. The garage was complete in 16 hours with only a crew of 3.
“It was amazing to see how fast the walls went up,” Patty says, “the longest wall that was about 23 feet long, was all one piece. Once it was tilted up over the sill plate, one fourth of the garage was finished! And now all the neighbors are saying how nice and straight my garage is, not to mention how quick it was done.”