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Benefits of a Panelized Building Process
A study conducted by the NAHB in conjunction with the Wood Truss council of America, found that construction of a 2,600 sq.ft home with trusses and panels used 26% less lumber, generated 76% less waste, and was constructed in just 37% of the man hours of a similar, stick-built home.


There was a time when building a new home stick by stick on a building lot was the standard and accepted course of construction. As the home construction period elapsed, both the builder and buyer hoped the home could be made weather-tight before the next storm flooded the interior. The completion date of every home was dependant not only on the weather but also on a legion of various and diverse subcontractors, exhibiting differing degrees of expertise. One delay in this less than certain process could cause a ripple effect through the remainder of the construction schedule, resulting in delivery and installation disruptions and a moving target for a completion date. It doesn’t have to be this way - a panelized building system can help.


Times have changed in the residential home building market. More builders and buyers are recognizing that the old stick-by-stick approach might not be the most effective homebuilding method.Increasingly, homes are being erected using a panelized building system; a construction technique that utilizes advanced technology, quality materials, and a controlled work environment to build wall panels and to construct an energy-efficient and durable home in less time.


Today’s panelized home building systems retain the best aspects of stick frame construction. They combine time-tested building methods with modern technology to deliver a well-designed, energy-efficient, and beautiful new home. While there are several types of panelized building systems to choose from, each begins by constructing the home’s essential structural components in a climate- controlled facility. Skilled craftsmen guide the wall sections from raw materials to completed panels before carefully loading them onto a truck for delivery to a home site.


Panelized construction saves both the builder and buyer time and money with improved quality, efficiency and control. Since the first builder realized that using a truss system to better build a complicated roof, panelized homebuilding methods have become more and more technologically advanced, leading to a wide array of benefits. While the term “panelized housing” can refer to any number of construction styles and techniques, the benefits of building with panels are universal. From saving time to controlling costs and quality, reducing construction material waste and more, it’s no wonder that more and more home builders and buyers are choosing panelized home construction.


A New Home in Less Time
Your new home’s panels can be engineered and fabricated in our manufacturing plant in just a few days
before being shipped to your home site. Once on site, the shell of a panelized home can be erected and made weather tight in just a few days! Not only does this reduced construction time save weeks compared to on-site stick building, but weather, material delivery and subcontractor scheduling delays – often unavoidable in stick-built construction – are much less of a concern for panelized home construction.


Built Precisely & Efficiently
Each worker in a panelized facility has been trained to do a particular carpentry job and through experience, has become an expert in that specialized aspect of home construction. That expertise, combined with the precision technology used to produce panelized home components and uniform quality control supervision simply cannot be replicated on a job site. These state-of-the-art machines produce panels that are engineered to the highest quality, ensuring your home is built precisely square and dimensionally correct without room for human error. Your home’s panels are built to meet your local building code before they even leave the facility, no matter if your area requires special considerations for high winds, floods, or more. With such a low margin of error and high amount of
precision, panelized homes are known for increased energy efficiency. These homes are comfortable year round and cost less to heat and cool over time.


Eliminate Costly Overruns
When building a new home, what inflates costs – and infuriates home buyers – are unforeseen delays and circumstances. Utilizing panelized construction methods go a long way toward reducing or outright eliminating some of the costliest delays. With a majority of a panelized home’s initial construction occurring in a climate-controlled facility, your new home’s framing materials will not be subject to weather delays and, due to the speed of assembly, the exposure to the elements is greatly reduced. Reducing the amount of on-site labor also reduces a construction project’s reliance on subcontractors. Depending on your location, finding and scheduling subcontractors can be time-consuming and costly, with imperfections resulting from the varying degrees of expertise being applied at different jobs. Panelized construction allows a builder to better schedule and coordinate your new home’s completion.


Construction on Your Schedule
Of all obstacles home builders face, Mother Nature is often the harshest. Since your new panelized home is pre-constructed in a climate-controlled facility, worries of rain, snow, or wind damage are virtually eliminated. Most panelized homes can be weather- tight in a matter of days, keeping your home safe and dry, and free of the warping, mold, mildew, and squeaking that adverse weather may cause.


Information provided by www.nahb.org/panel.