Modular Home Manufacturers Build Greener Homes
One advantage of modular construction is its energy efficiency. Tightly-built modular homes help stabilize interior temperatures better than traditional stick-buit homes. Further, the use of Energy Star rated appliances and windows add to the “green living” mentality embraced by modular home manufacturers.
HandCrafted Homes, a modular homes manufacturer, allows for much more energy efficient living, offering options above and beyond the standard, as we did in the following example.
We recently had a customer that requested open cell foam insulation in their new home. Open-cell spray foam insulation is a low-density, nonstructural insulation that offers an excellent R-value. The cellular structure of open-cell foam insulation results in energy savings, improved indoor air quality, and increased comfort.
Providing open cell insulation for our customers is no problem because we have the experience and resources to customize virtually any home. We applied the foam insulation to the sidewalls–as seen in the photo to the right–that creates an air-tight barrier. This particular home will be built in the frigid mountains of Western Virginia where insulation is an absolute necessity. The r-value on the sidewalls is considered to be r-19 but the real value is the sealing of the envelope. The ceiling received foam as well as fiberglass batt insulation to create an r-value in excess of 51!
For more information on green living through modular construction, contact HandCrafted Homes.