Craftsmen of Homes


Roanoke & Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

SIP Installer Certification

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are a superb building enclosure system.  They offer numerous benefits over traditional enclosures, including:

  • greater strength
  • more insulation - less thermal bridging
  • greater air-tightness when installed properly
  • greater design flexibility - open floor planning
  • faster 'dry-in' time on site
  • reduced jobsite waste

Even with these benefits however, owners, designers and builders must recognize that greater skill and attention to detail is required of the installers. If SIPs are installed by crews that don't know what they are doing, on behalf of owners or designers or builders who intend to cut every corner and only pay lip-service to true care and detail, then mold, rot, and even structural failure can follow.  The adage "Do it well, or don't do it" applies.

Taking these opportunities and challenges seriously, we went out of our way to make sure we understood SIPs completely, and received training from the best SIP education provider in the world:  SIP School.

SIP Designer SIP Home Builder Green Building Certified SIP Installer Smith Mountain Lake, Roanoke, Bedford, Franklin County, Virginia. Timber Ridge Craftsmen Inc.


We've taken their rigorous education curriculum of SIP Design, building science, and best practice for SIP Installation.  If you don't want an inexperienced crew using your project as a 'guinea pig' - specify a knowledgeable and experienced Certified SIP Installer - trained by SIP School.

Timber Ridge Craftsmen, Inc.                                                                           540.797.3059

One of Virginia's finest custom home builders, located at Smith Mountain Lake. We are in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just outside of Roanoke and Lynchburg.