RRA Builders – Dealer for Pacific Modern Homes Inc.
Pacific Modern Homes Inca specialist in panelized wood framing. Panelized framing consists of pre-engineered, stick-built wall sections, which are built in a factory in Elk Grove, CA. CAD drawings are entered into an automated production system, which cut each wall stud, header, trimmers, and plates exactly to engineer’s spec. The wall panels are then assembled in jigs, which assure all walls are perfectly square and plumb. Plywood shear paneling is then factory nailed to exterior stud surfaces, and Tyvek or other waterproof membrane installed. Finally, exterior windows are flashed, caulked and installed, and the entire assembly stacked on a semi-trailer and delivered to the site.
Wooden roof trusses are also fabricated using the same computer-aided assembly technique, and the trusses, sheathing, and siding are all delivered simultaneously.
Panelized wall systems have many benefits over site-built walls. First, every wall section comes perfectly built, perfectly square and ready for erection. Only #1, appearance grade 2×4 and 2×6 studs are used from our exclusive Oregon lumber mill. Each panel is lifted and set in place with a small crane, and secure to the floor and foundation system, which we custom build for each homesite. Interior and exterior walls are installed in hours as opposed to weeks, and wood trusses, roof sheathing, and siding can many times be completed, with a lockable and dried-in house in 3-5 days.
Manufacturing our wall systems saves time, money and reduces jobsite accidents and workman’s compensation costs, as fewer workmen, hand lifting, saws and nail guns are required. Also, our wall sections can be built during any weather condition, meaning long delays related to rain and snow cannot slow down our construction process.