Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Building our own SIPs house. Part 05

Oct 1, 2002.

Hurricane Lily!

All work has stopped on the house. We are spending our time trying to batten down +$20K worth of Styrofoam SIPs panels. I think we must have spent about $300 at Harbor Freight Tools on rope, tarps, and stakes.

We live in Lafayette, LA and Hurricane Lily has chosen us for the bulls eye.
Luckily she dropped down to a Category 3 storm right before landfall, and probably hit us with Category 2 winds. We had a few panels damaged. This brings up the one downside on SIPs. With a damaged or missing panel, we have to call the manufacturer to deliver the replacements.
You just can't run to Home Depot or Lowes and pick up a new panel.



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