ICF vs SIP vs Framing Options

Ever wonder about your different framing options? Here we compare three types... ICF versus SIP versus Traditional Framing.

Quick Definitions

ICF - Insulated Concrete Forms: These forms are used to hold fresh concrete that remain in place permanently to provide insulation for the structure they enclose.

SIP - Structural Insulated Panels: These panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB).

Traditional Framing: The frame of the building is built with wood lumber.

In Depth Look