Our Panelized Wall Systems
Our Panelized Walls and Build Systems
Panelized wall construction refers to the modern method that most homes are built on. At Logangate, it simply means that we build our walls inside a temperature-controlled warehouse environment. This practice allows our panelized walls to have tighter-fitting building components, reducing air leakage and ensuring a quality fit. Pre-manufactured homes have existed since the 1900s and were invented with the intention of having cheaper and more affordable homes by reducing labor costs. These early prefabricated homes lacked the modern panelized wall construction standards and were generally viewed negatively as the public believed that traditional stick-built homes were somehow better. Despite these early challenges, pre-manufactured homes have since risen in popularity since modern building practices are being implemented to create a reliable end product. Homes with panelized walls can last even longer than traditionally built homes!
One of the major benefits of Post & Beam and panelized wall construction is that these approaches allow us to virtually eliminate most headers. Solid headers are used to bridge roof loads to either side of windows or doors. Eliminating solid headers is a significant feature in panelized wall construction because solid headers are not insulated. Because solid headers are not insulated, these thermal bridges can easily conduct heat or cold through the wood significantly reducing energy efficiency. To avoid the loss and unwanted transfer of energy within the home, eliminating these solid headers through the use of panelized wall construction plays a large role in increasing the overall energy efficiency in your new home!
Our unique panelized walls post & beam construction has bearing on the wall every 4 ft. (Post) as the Douglas Fir rafter (Beam) sits on that point load. Therefore, if your window or door is placed within that space we do not need a header allowing you to fully insulate the space. Our professionals at Logangate Timber Homes work hard to deliver an energy-efficient home, we incorporate certified green building practices to do our part in sustainability.
Wall Insulation and Weather Barrier: 1/2″ Poly-iso rigid foam board is applied under the sheathing on all Logangate wall panels, providing a continuous layer of insulation (thermal break) that greatly reduces heat loss through the wood framing in the walls. This adds an additional R-3.6 to your wall system plus the R-13 or R-15 batt between the studs gives you a total wall value of R-16.6 or R-18.6.
In addition, our standard sheathing is ZIP panel OSB. Simply tape the seams and you have a code-approved weather barrier. Save money and time with this one-step process eliminating traditional house wrap. There’s a lot of information to digest when exploring Logangate Timber Homes, we strongly encourage you to contact us today for any questions. Start your journey today and build your dream home with Logangate!