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@Gary - I bet he has some thoughts on this.

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I can't believe there isn't someone on this forum living is a can...

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By the way, one thing for sure is that regardless what kind of structure the house has, the roof will be WHITE.

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Morning @MWinfrey,

I am a Florida Licensed Building and Roofing contractor. I have been involved with a few Steel SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) builds and have done alot of research on them. They fare much better with hurricanes we get than conventional block or stick built construction and they are incredibly efficient.

I would reccomend you check into this type of construction as well. I plan on going this route witn my next personal build.

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Morning @MWinfrey,

I am a Florida Licensed Building and Roofing contractor. I have been involved with a few Steel SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) builds and have done alot of research on them. They fare much better with hurricanes we get than conventional block or stick built construction and they are incredibly efficient.

I would reccomend you check into this type of construction as well. I plan on going this route witn my next personal build.

Have a great day

Awesome...thanks for the recommendation. We don't have hurricanes out here but we do have very high winds and tornados. So, that is another reason why I am looking at steel. Do you find the cost of building with Steel SIP to be competitive with either steel or wood frame?

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Cheaper than steel, only a little more than wood frame.

I remember seeing a video of a couple kids in a safe room built under the slab of their garage during a recent tornado. They were filming the storm on their phones through an opening in the hatch of the saferoom. I remember thinking that if I lived in a tornado prone area that a saferoom like that would be a cost efficient way of being safe during a storm of that nature.

Going that route would possibly be a safer bet and definitely less expensive than trying to build the entire structure to withstand a tornado.

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disregard my last question...i have the answer. steel sip looks very promising if i can find experienced installers.

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I'm reading info at Steel SIP Systems and don't see the answer to my question. Googling the r value of the steel sip, it seems that there is no standard in that regard and not all steel sip panels are created equally. However, one that I found has an r value of 24. That's pretty good which tells me the need for additional insulation is seriously decreased. Is this correct?

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Cheaper than steel, only a little more than wood frame.

I remember seeing a video of a couple kids in a safe room built under the slab of their garage during a recent tornado. They were filming the storm on their phones through an opening in the hatch of the saferoom. I remember thinking that if I lived in a tornado prone area that a saferoom like that would be a cost efficient way of being safe during a storm of that nature.

Going that route would possibly be a safer bet and definitely less expensive than trying to build the entire structure to withstand a tornado.

Withstanding a tornado isn't my primary concern anyway. That is a very attractive side benefit.

I'm thinking that reducing my energy consumption along with a reduced insurance premium is the the greater concern. These savings should go along way in making up the difference in the possible higher building cost. Oh just thought of this, should be able to take advantage of the tax credits too.

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@dnkhoward2

Looking at pictures of the various stages of the drying in phase and I don't see studs, only support beams. Are my eyes deceiving me?

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