Metamorphosis of a Mancave using Insulspan SIPS®

Project RenderingSet on 51 acres of pristine land minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, this barn-like 1981 home had few redeeming qualities. The house was a drafty box with lots of brown siding and shingles, little insulation, andmancave in process sub-standard construction – perfect for a man cave but far from perfect for a growing family.

The owners came to Meadowlark for a sleeker, more modern home design. They also wanted to take full advantage of the property’s southern vistas and let the outdoors in. Comfort, resource-efficiency, excellent air quality and durability were also high on their list of must haves.
Meadowlark designed a new contemporary home using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) by Insulspan for both wall and roof structures. This building method results in a structure that outperforms conventional stick framed construction both in axial load strength and exceptional insulating properties.

panels in processTo highlight this building technology and the home that has been completely revamped to a whole new style, we invite you to come to the Behind The Drywall® tour to learn more about Insulspan SIPs and other cutting-edge building methods used in this spectacular new home.

This guided tour is free. However, space is limited, so registration is required. For more information and registration, please go to:

About Insulspan
For more than 28 years, Insulspan has led the industry in the development and manufacture of structural insulated panels. In 2007, Insulspan SIPs were named the number one green building product by the editors of Sustainable Industries magazine. In the words of the judges, “Not all SIPs are created equal, and Insulspan is the best.” Still, we’re not resting on our laurels. Insulspan continues to pursue innovation in structural insulated panel fabrication and performance. Learn more at

About Meadowlark Builders
Meadowlark Builders is an award-winning residential design-build construction company. For custom homes, green building or home remodeling, our design and construction teams deliver innovative architectural design, advanced building science techniques and superior craftsmanship. We are based in Ann Arbor and work in communities throughout Southeastern Michigan. From green custom homes to additions, kitchen remodels and whole-home remodels, Meadowlark Builders creates beautiful living spaces that are healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient. Learn more at

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