What’s Different About Unity Homes?
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Author name: Alex Wilson Blog Category: Energy Solutions Panelized construction, meticulous attention to energy detailing, and a sophisticated computer design system put Unity Homes at the cutting edge of home buiding. A Unity Homes wall section at the company's Walpole, NH factory. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: Alex Wilson In my blog last week , I provided a little background on Tedd Benson and his evolution that led him to found Unity Homes . This week, I’ll describe some of the features that set Unity Homes apart from both standard home construction and other panelized and manufactured home production. An emphasis on energy performance A top priority for Unity Homes is energy performance. The homes have R-35 walls and roofs that vary from R-38 to R-48—depending on the roof spans. (Longer spans require deeper rafters (made from engineered I-joists) with room for more insulation.) Unity’s R-35 wall does better than some nominally rated R-35 walls, because thermal bridging through the framing is minimized. The wall system uses 9.5-inch-deep I-studs, so there isn’t a lot of higher-conductivity wood. read more