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SIP (Structural Insulated Panels) The Preferred Building System by Quality Builders, Developers and Home Owners

Green Sense Builder, Inc. provides a “Home Package” of materials used to construct a complete weather tight shell. The following items listed below are the products and services that Green Sense Builder provides and is included in the cost of the complete "Home Package". For items not covered in this package please refer to Green Sense Builder Disclosure page.

Standard Package includes:
The following items are specifically included in your weather-tight home package:

1) Main Sub-floor system
2) Structural Insulated Panel- Pre-fabricated exterior wall systems.
3) Deck sub-structure and decking.
4) Roof Structure-Combination of 8 1⁄4” SIP system & prefabricated truss system. Material includes California infill framing, and outriggers.
5) Roofing material, asphalt shingle roofing and underlayment.
6) Windows Package.
7) Exterior fiber cement board sidings, and Smart Trim wood trim, and specified Green Sense Builder weatherproofing systems
8) Miscellaneous Items

1) Main Sub-floor system
Package includes complete materials for a main subfloor system. All embedded hardware and structural hardware is included. Floor joist to be engineered 9 1/2"” TJI 210 series floor joist at 16” on center spacing, and 9 1/2”- 1 1⁄4” double rim board at the perimeter. Package includes the supply of 2x6 and/or 2x8 pressure treated sill plate complete with anchor bolts, base plates and necessary STHD strap hold downs as called out on the construction drawings. All under subfloor lumber 6x6 DF post, 6x timber girders and all related hardware is included. Floor to be sheathed with 4x8x3/4” T&G OSB (23/32) including the supply of subfloor adhesive, mastic flashing, Pneumatic screws and caulking gun.

2) Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) Pre-fabricated exterior wall systems
This package includes materials and fabrication for a complete pre-fabricated exterior Structural Insulated Panel wall system. SIP walls are 6 1⁄2” wide x 9 foot high walls on both the first and second level floors for a total of _____ square feet of panel stock. The SIP wall system is delivered to your site “ fully-fabricated” and ready for installation only. No cutting or additional work in the field is required. Top and bottom plates are included. All sealants, screws and fasteners are included with this package. A key plan and a fully detailed set of CAD drawings showing all lumber and lengths are included in the SIP panel package.

Labor to install the wall panels is not included in this agreement.

3) Deck sub-structure and decking
Front entry porch, rear deck sub-structure and decking (per plan) material are included. Sub Decking to include all embedded hardware, pressure treated lumber including girders, joist and ledger material. Lag bolts and washers for ledger. Decking to be Fiberon or Evergrain Composite decking and composite screws. Color to be selected by Owner.

Hand rails to be Fiberon or Evergrain Composite rail system, inclusive of front stair entry. Rail system includes all necessary hardware to fasten to deck joisting.

4) Roof Structure
Package includes materials for a complete roof framing system. Roof framing to include pre-engineered pre-fabricated trusses for the roof structure, including 5/8” OSB with radiant barrier roof sheathing. Main roof over living area (per plan) to be 8 1⁄4” SIP roof system complete with lumber splines, and 2x8 subfascia at rake and eaves. Package includes all structural lumber, glue-laminated beams, and related hardware and bolts. Package includes all framing material to complete all California infill framing (per plans). Fascia and drip edge to be supplied using Miratec engineered, pre-primed material. Soffit material is not included; design is for exposed soffit framing. Soffit sheathing to be fiber cement. Package includes Pneumatic 1 1⁄4” roof nails for fastening the roof sheathing.

5) Roofing material, asphalt shingle roofing and underlayment
Package includes all roofing material. Roofing material to be Elk Prestique 40 year asphalt shingle roofing or 40 year Owens Corning asphalt shingle roofing, complete with raised profile ridge vent at ridge, and Z-ridge material at all hips (per plan). Package includes starter strip at eave and rakes, 30 pound felt paper and Grace Ice and water Shield at eave, rake, and valley is included (per local requirement) as well as galvanized drip edge flashing material at eaves and rakes.

Package does not include cricket flashing at chimney and valley flashing. Note valley flashing is not required if the use of “closed cut valley” method is used utilizing the Elk or Owens Corning asphalt shingle.

6) Windows Package
Package includes the use of Dual Glazed, low-e, vinyl windows (brand options available). All windows, sliders and French Doors are included per the construction drawings. Window package includes the supply of waterproofing membrane and caulking to wrap all windows and doors per Green Sense Builder details, and specifications.
Package does not include interior trim.

7) Exterior fiber cement board sidings, and Miratec wood trim, and specified Green Sense Builder weatherproofing systems
Package includes material for exterior finishes and trim. Many options are available. Package includes the supply of CertainTeed fiber cement board lap siding to be 8 1⁄4” x 12’ sections where called out on construction drawings. Corner, window and door trim, to be Miratec 6” engineered wood. Package includes all necessary mastic flashing to be applied at subfloor per details on the construction drawings. Typar house wrap and tape is included. Exterior finish package includes the supply of fasteners and saw blades to cut the fiber cement board material, as well as primer paint to apply to all cut boards per manufacture recommendations.

Package does not include stucco or Grail coat materials (although available by option), stucco stop flashings and drip screeds, plant-on’s around the windows, corners, or accents per the construction drawings. Package excludes any rock veneer.

8) Miscellaneous Items
Miscellaneous items
included in this package include supply interior framed walls for both 2x4 and 2x6 walls only. This package does not include any type of ceiling framing of any kind.

Exterior man-doors, and garage roll up doors are not included in the package. To be supplied by Owner. All mastic flashing and trim for doors is included.

Location Notes
Green home package systems are provided within a 100 mile radius of our Northern or Southern California offices.  Outside of this area package system offerings will vary.

Green Sense Builder, Inc.
101 W. McKnight Way
Suite B139
Grass Valley,  CA  95949

Main Sales Office:  (530)-798-0492
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