Building an Insulated Modular Home in Michigan
Modular Home and SIPs
A modular home constructed with high insulation rate offers a fast, energy-efficient, and healthy approach to building. These homes are made in a factory-controlled environment so they are standardized and reliable. Since SIPs are prefabricated in the factory, there is less job site waste, since less material needs to be sent to the landfill. Factory fabrication is often processed with optimization software and many manufacturers recycle factory scrap to make other foam products.
An insulated modular home envelope provides high levels of insulation and is extremely air-tight, meaning the amount of energy used to heat and cool a home can be cut by up to 50 percent. The energy that powers homes and commercial buildings is responsible for a large portion of the greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. Reducing the energy usage of buildings enables architects, builders, and homeowners to contribute to a cleaner environment.
The insulation used in modular homes is a lightweight, rigid foam plastic composed of 98 percent air and requires only a small amount of petroleum to produce. The foam insulation used in panel cores is made using a non-CFC (chlorofluorocarbons) blowing agent that does not threaten the Earth’s ozone layer.
Many homeowners find the process of shopping for a insulated modular home to be difficult and confusing. It is not like shopping for a new car or stove because there are no consumer magazines offering product comparisons, reviews, and recommendations.
Thus, it’s essential to find a knowledgeable modular design and build team that will offer the home at a fair price.
In case you still have question about modular homes, you may contact Legendary Homes Inc in Jackson, Michigan. A representative will be happy to assist you. Meanwhile you can check our modular home price sheets by signing up to our blog.