FAQ: L & L Home Builders Answers Frequently Asked Questions on Panelized Homes
1. WHAT ARE PANELIZED HOMES?
"Panelized" refers to a more recent method of home construction used by custom home builders in which a new home is built in wall sections, or panels, under ideal, climate-controlled factory conditions. Floor systems, or "decks," are built the same way. Outside walls may or may not have windows, siding and wiring pre-installed. Decks and interior walls are engineered and constructed to accommodate plumbing and heat runs. Roof trusses, gable ends and all other components needed to make a complete home are then loaded onto specially-designed flatbed trailers, wrapped with tarps for moisture protection and trucked to a customer's home site. Panelized homes are customizable, second only to stick built homesfor flexibility. Panelized homes have the added benefit of quick, on-site completion, often finishing weeks ahead of comparable stick-built homes projects. Hundreds of floor plans and interior trim options are often available in panelized homes.
2. How much does it cost per square foot to build a house?
The cost per square foot varies with the size of your new home and the options that you wish to have included in your home. Give us a call with your customized options and we will be happy to price your new home for you.
3. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO BUILD MY new HOME?
From the time that construction begins, the home building process generally takes 90-120 days.
4. Will I need to be involved with the subcontractors?
No. As your custom home builders, L & L Home Builders, Inc. secures all necessary subcontractors to build your new home on your lot from excavation through move in.
5. What width are the exterior walls?
All of our panelized homes are built with 2 x 6 exterior walls.
6. What is the R-value of the walls and ceilings?
Side walls typically have R-19 blown cellulose. You will have an R-50 value in the ceilings where you have the most heat loss. The higher R value contributes to more energy efficient homes.
7. Can we make changes to the floor plans?
Yes, we are happy to customize the floor plans for your dream home. You may even bring your own floor plan.
8. CAN I DO ANY WORK MYSELF?
We are extremely flexible with our panelized homes building process, and if you have the ability or want to complete any of the items yourself you are more than welcome to do that.