You also get a choice of whether it is best for you to use our standard pre-cut and factory organized material package or add optional prefabricated wall panels to get an even faster framing solution.
Prefabricated wall panels are manufactured at the Linwood plant by specialized automated equipment. The panels consist of framing lumber cut to exactly the right angle, height and length. Each wall section has sheathing in place using a nailing pattern that meets local engineering specifications for shear and structural strength.
Wall panel sections can be attached together quickly and efficiently for rapid construction. All exterior wall openings are sized precisely, so once the framing has been inspected, windows and doors can be installed easily and will line up properly.
To determine whether prefabrication is a good option you need to consider:
- Location and accessibility – is it possible to use equipment/crane?
- Speed of construction – how important is faster framing due to weather?
- Availability of framing labor – time/cost benefit of reducing on-site labor?
- Builder pricing – is your builder giving a proper credit for prefabrication?
Using prefabricated wall panelization is popular where fast construction is required, availability of skilled labor is limited, or the homeowner wants to act as general contractor.
To find out which is the right choice for your home, the best course is to discuss the specifics of your project with one of our expert consultants at 1-888-546-9663.