A Prefab Home Uses The Panel System
A prefab home from Yankee Barn Homes uses our exclusive True Panel system. It is comprised of structural wall and roof panels manufactured in our climate-controlled shop under strict quality assurance oversight. True Panels are a key component in the energy efficient panelized building enclosure. The panels are built with premium grade kiln dried lumber.
True Panels are insulated with a double-faced foil, extruded polyisocyanurate foam core. The sheets of polyisocyanurate are sealed in place with a bead of expanding foam insulation. The exterior sheathing material is 1/2″ ZIP System® Sheathing for the walls and 5/8″ ZIP System® Sheathing for the roof.
True Panels are custom designed for each of our barn home kits and include full structurally framed openings for all doors, and most windows. There is a 1 ½” space from the interior face of the insulation to the interior face of the studs, leaving easy access for your electrician to run wire without disturbing the insulation. The True Panel System is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective.
Speed of Enclosure Of A Prefab Home
A prefab home from Yankee Barn Homes is produced in our factory regardless of the weather. This means that the building envelope, with windows, can be delivered to the construction site quickly. There, they can be assembled even when the temperature drops below freezing. Depending on the size of the house and scope, the completion of the home can occur within months.
The costs of construction waste disposal is greatly eliminated. With prefabricated homes, most of the waste is disposed of in the plant or recycled.
Factory-built housing also reduces waste both in the time and costs to replace defective materials such as warped studs, damaged boards, etc. The reason why is that most material suppliers send their choice materials to manufactured and modular home producers, due to the fact that they are volume customers. Moreover, as lumber and other building components are stored in covered warehouses and installed in climate-controlled buildings, ruination of building materials due to weather (dampness, freezing, etc.) is all but eliminated.
With prebuilt barn homes, or any of our homes, you save on energy as well as contribute to a positive ecological footprint. The use of natural timbers reduces C02 emissions. On top of this, you will be living in a sustainable and healthy house.
Quality control of a prefabricated home is superior because they are produced in a climate-controlled setting by professionals who build houses on a daily basis. These employees are specialists; they repeat the same tasks daily and are subject to supervision by skilled tradespersons.
Many factory operations also are subject to federal or state supervised quality control programs that include independent inspection agencies.
The machinery, tools, and technology used in the factory are state-of-the-art. This speeds construction and results in greater precision. Templates, computers, and lasers are employed to ensure nearly perfect cuts and joints.
The life expectancy of a prefabricated house should last over 100 years, and is in no way inferior to a house in conventional construction method. As post and beam home builders, YBH creates prefabricated houses that are quality controlled several times during manufacture and assembly. For this reason, a life expectancy of over 100 years should easily be obtained assuming proper construction, maintenance and care.