Technology Pacific SmartWall®
Pacific SmartWall® is a prefabricated wall system that simplifies your build and offers significant advantages over other construction methods.
Proven increases in thermal efficiency and air tightness combined with increased indoor air quality, reduced sound transmission and shorter framing times – that’s the Pacific SmartWall® Advantage.
There are a number of wall systems on the market offering increased energy efficiency, such as SIPS or ICF. But these other systems are expensive, change the way the home is constructed and make finishing or modifying the home a potential challenge. The Pacific SmartWall® is a conventionally framed wall, with a few key additions. Home builders benefit from significantly reduced framing times and cost – up to 40% cheaper per square foot than ICF.
Increased energy efficiency will continue to be a focus in new home construction. Pacific Homes always builds with the latest products and technology available, ensuring we’re ahead of the curve. Pacific SmartWall® is a result of that commitment.
The Pacific SmartWall® System is framed in 2×6, 2×8 or 2×10 widths:
How It Works Pacific SmartWall®
A Pacific SmartWall® minimizes thermal bridging, this is the amount of wood that acts as a bridge between outside and inside temperatures.
By reducing the amount of wood that can act as a thermal bridge the Pacific SmartWall® insulation performance is far higher than a conventionally framed 2×6 wall. This is achieved by thermally breaking the framing components where possible. The insulation is actually routered into the wood. Heat loss within the wall cavity is virtually eliminated and a more constant R-value is achieved.
Additionally, in a Pacific SmartWall® the ‘dew point’ is eliminated, greatly reducing the possibility of moisture buildup within the wall cavity. In a conventional wall, warm moist air permeates through the wall cavity from warm to cold. The moisture in this warm air then condenses when it meets the colder part of the wall – typically 2/3 of the way through a conventional wall. This can potentially cause problems.
Pacific SmartWall® was tested for a full year at BCIT’s Cold Weather Testing Facility. Pacific SmartWall® demonstrated superiority in terms of both energy efficiency and reducing moisture build-up over time when compared to conventional framed walls.
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Are designed to exceed engineering and structural standards, and are built to your exact specifications.