The foundation is set and the walls are up. On June 15, 2016, Habitat volunteers started piecing together the SIP panel walls for the first Habitat home being built in West Yellowstone. Working through the rain and hoping not to get snowed on, the volunteers completed raising and securing all the exterior walls, and will begin setting trusses June 16, 2016.
This is the first SIP panel home that Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley has constructed. Due to the time sensitivity of this build and the lack of resources in this area, using SIP panels gives them more time to complete the build before the short summer season ends. A lot of thought has gone into this home because of the short time alotted for the construction and having to make it energy efficient for the long, hard winter season. SIP panels are a great way to ensure that the home is well insulated and structurally sound. Check out Big Sky Insulation’s website for more information about SIPs.