How are Panelized homes different in Hawaii?
Hawaii is considered a beautiful area to live, largely because of its natural climate.
When it comes to home construction, sometimes this climate works against the
builder. Termite infestations and moisture are more common in a climate like Hawaii
than in most areas in the U.S. For this reason, many Hawaiian Panelized builders
prefer to use cold formed steel panels to the structural insulated panels made from
OSB. This results in Panelized homes in Hawaii that are structurally much stronger
than traditional stick built homes. They tend to last longer and save money on electric
bills because they are better insulated. Here is a link to a study on steel framing done
for the Steel Framing Alliance. Steel-Framed wall panelization methods
Panelized Home Builders in Hawaii