What are Panelized Home Kits and How Does it Save Money?

What are Panelized Home Kits and How Does it Save Money?

Prefabricated homes have existed for a long time. The first documented instance in the recent century is in 1908 by the Sears & Roebuck company. Sears & Roebuck created an assembly-line style of cottages that could be ordered through a catalog. While Sears & Roebuck were the first to pioneer the prefabricated home, they certainly did not perfect it. Very few of these cottage designs have survived over the century but the pre-manufacturing practice lives on to this modern age of laser-precision and AutoCAD computer models.

Today, modern panelized home kits are considerably more sophisticated compared to their humble beginnings. Panelized home kits, panel-built homes, and panelized homes are synonymous and refer to the practice of pre-building the home in parts in an off-site facility. Panelized homes have pre-made pieces, like walls, gable panels, roof panels, etc. Today, the benefit of a modern panelized home kit is that they are extremely smart and energy-efficient homes.

Savings Before Building

There are many reasons to consider a prefabricated home for you and your family. Let’s start with the beginning. When the homebuyer chooses one of our panelized home kits, a Logangate professional consultant will work with you to determine the home floor plan. The project site and floor plan will determine much of the cost. At Logangate Timber Homes, we pass on savings in material costs by sourcing reliable materials from trusted suppliers. These materials come in the form of timber, passive solar window systems, and next-generation insulation boards. From there, savings are passed onto the homebuyer.

When the homebuyer chooses a floor plan, the home will be built panel-by-panel inside of a climate-controlled factory setting. Our controlled factory setting is an important aspect of building your home. Since the walls of our homes are built in our facility, this enables us to give you an airtight seal that is hard to create outside of our own factory setting. Traditional headers above windows can significantly reduce your home’s efficiency. A header bridges the load from the roof/floor above. Logangate Timber Homes use Post & Beam construction with rafters 4’ on center. As long as the window is between those points no header is required and you can insulate the space above the window.  

Why Modern Panelized Home Kits are Preferred

There are so many benefits to choosing a home from Logangate Timber Homes. Our homes are comprised of panelized walls & roof panels along with pre-cut Douglas Fir timbers. You may be asking yourself: “why don’t we build our panels on the job site?”. That’s a good question and the answer is that panel-built homes are built in our facility so that we can get the tightest seal possible in all panel construction components. This ultra-tight seal is nearly impossible to recreate outside of a controlled factory setting. Using air sealing methods inside of a controlled environment means that the sealant is allowed to dry in optimal conditions. Air sealing plays an important role in eliminating drafts and helping the homebuyer save on energy costs. Without the airtight seal, you will have gaps and leaks and the home’s energy bills will be more difficult to control.

Panelized home kits also eliminate wasted materials. Compared to homes that are traditionally built-on site, there is a significant amount of wasted products. For panelized homes, any waste materials can be recycled and reused in the next home thus allowing more of that cost to be saved. Panelized home kits also allow for precision fit construction and significantly reduce the overall build time. Building inside of a manufacturing warehouse also allows for labor cost savings as well.

Our panelized home kits combine the beauty of post & beam and the efficiency of panelized construction. We offer many types of homes including pedestals, cabin kits, cantilevered, timber, and contemporary homes. Whatever home is right for you and your family it will be built well and with a special emphasis on the environment. This is true for every single home we build no matter what style or design you choose.

Building Quality Homes for Decades

Logangate Timber Homes has been building homes for over fifty years. At Logangate, we pride ourselves in sustainable building practices, being certified in green building, and providing truly breathtaking end products. Our homes are designed with the highest attention to detail and even higher quality materials.

With the price of energy continuing to go up year after year, Logangate Timber Homes provide highly energy-efficient homes that save homebuyers annual savings that will continue for the life of the home. Investing in efficient passive window systems, siding, and smart panelized roof systems is one of the several ways that Logangate Timber Homes deliver an energy-efficient home.

Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we are extremely proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the building industry. We know there are a lot of options when it comes to building a perfect home which is why we make sure every single client of ours gets the very best customer service and treatment. 

Contact us at Logangate Timber Homes to start building your energy-efficient dream home today!

Logangate Timber Homes

Logangate Timber Homes is custom home builder in Asheville, North Carolina, specializing in building beautiful Modern Post & Beam Homes, Pedestal Timber Homes, Chalet Timber Homes, and Timber Frame Cabins. We have over 50 years of experience building panelized Timber Frame Homes that can be found all over the nation and are particularly popular in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. We are dedicated to designing beautifully crafted affordable Timber Frame Homes.

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Phone Number: 828-707-4383
Asheville, NC