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RAM Family of Companies
Solid Core Buildings
(Built with SIPs)
Structural insulated panels are high-performance building panels used in exterior walls, roofs, and floors. The panels are made by sandwiching a core of rigid foam insulation between two skins of wood structural panels, typically oriented strand board (OSB). They are used for residential, agricultural, and commercial buildings.
SIPs save Energy
The insulating core of a structural insulated panel provides high density continuous insulation. SIPS are up to 15 times more air-tight and are 50% more energy efficient than stick buildings. RAM promotes the “Energy Star Program” and has energy raters on staff to help make your next project ENERGY STAR.
SIPs save Time and Labor
SIPs are ready to install when they arrive at the job site, eliminating the need to perform the individual operations of framing, sheathing, and insulating stick-framed walls. This saves builders a significant amount of on-site labor.
Impact resistance is another standard feature of structural insulated panels. The continuous bonding of EPS insulation to the OSB or plywood offers incredible strength and resistance to impact.
Vertical and horizontal stress loads are tested two times stronger than conventional stud walls. EPS walls resist up to 7,000 pounds per foot which results in structures that are stronger, straighter, taller and wider.
If your project calls for walls up to two stories high, no problem. A major advantage or our panel system over stick built structures is that the solid core panels can be manufactured up to 24 feet. (See load charts for required spans.)
We offer complete customization of roof materials. The most popular are trusses with purlins or structural insulated panels over the top of trusses which offer open attic designs.
Shingles, standing seam roofs or virtually any roofing material can also be used.
As with roofing, siding options are limitless. Brick, vinyl, cement board siding or just about any material is easily attached to our core panel surface.
Building Systems Offered:
- Freezers & Coolers
- Meat Processing Facilities
- Office Buildings
- Community Centers
- Assisted Living & Elderly Housing
- Convenience Stores
- School Buildings
“We are very, very happy with how our building turned out! We couldn’t have worked with a nicer, more helpful Territory Manager. It was nice to work with professionals. They did a great job!”
“They did a very good job, and were very professional! They cleaned up so well that there was no mess whatsoever left!”
“The Territory Manager was especially helpful. RAM used excellent materials and the carpenters displayed excellent workmanship. We would recommend them to anyone.”
“We have enjoyed working with your representative, Jeff Dunn, and have already mentioned both your building and Jeff’s involvement to a couple of our friends, who may be interested in similar structures in the future.
We also appreciate your affiliation with “The Door Doctor” of Brainerd, Minnesota. Their work, and quality of materials used enhance the overall feel for a well-built structure.”
“I was very impressed with the overall process. From design and planning, to the actual building from first pole to last screw. I will always be thankful for the quality building they built for me. It will be a value to us for many years to come. Thanks RAM for the quality building.”
“Everything went as planned. They did a nice job on cleanup.”