Begin SIPs roof panel installation by assembling the panels on the ground. Hoist the panels, and seal properly to prevent air leaks. Keep the panels dry when stored on-site.
- Prepare the panels
Begin with assembling the roofing panels on the ground. Study the installation drawings before installing splines, lumber and assembling multiple panels where applicable.
- Hoist the panels into position
Hoist the panels to the installation location on the roof using steel lifting plates.
- Connect the panels
Connect the panels, ensuring that they are well-sealed to prevent air leaks. Refer to the construction details on how to best connect and seal the panels. Contact the manufacturer before field-trimming panels to get an exact fit.
- Fasten the panels
Fasten the panels to the walls, bearing, trusses and beams of the structure after installation. Fill the gaps with vapor tape or foam sealant.
- Install the underlayment
Install the correct underlayment for roofing and siding. Install insect clips and flashing to deter termites and carpenter ants.
- Install the roofing
Install the roofing starting in the valleys or corners and working your way out. Be sure to use high-quality roofing and siding. High-performance asphalt shingles work best for SIPs panels. Options for siding materials include fiber-cement, brick, wood, vinyl and tile.
- Do the electrical work
Plan for electrical installation before the panels are mounted to make work easier.