Watterson Homes

Watterson Homes is focused on attention to every detail – they want their clients to know their new modular prefab home is built to best exacting building standards – using only the best material can be available on the building market today. Here you can find a few of the interesting features clients can expect in their new prefab modular home – and a few reasons Watterson Homes believes they are important to their customers.

Watterson Homes Fiberglass Roof Shingles

Watterson Homes are designed and constructed using exceptional architectural fiberglass shingles. That product is among the highest top quality roofing components available in the market. Traditionally, fiberglass shingles are composed of a quality heavy matt base made of fiberglass and mineral granules with ceramic coating that are tightly embedded in water resistant and carefully refined asphalt. That technology garantees that not only will new prefab modular home look beautiful for many years to come, clients won’t have to worry about repairing or replacing fiberglass shingles for a very long time

Watterson Homes Venting

Watterson Homes are designed with a ridge venting system and perimeter vented eaves. Hot air is up in the attic space and forms pressure inside attic and won’t allow cool air from outside in. The combination used in the design of a ridge vent system along with continuous upper soffit vents gives homeoners an air flow that created similar to the traditional way a chimney without blowing works. Watterson Homes ridge vent system along with upper soffit venting can allow warm and damp air to escape ouside from the attic space – prolonging the life of Watterson Home roof and increasing energy efficiency.

Watterson Homes Roof Trusses

Watterson Homes are designed and constructed using engineered roof trusses. A roof truss is a timber frame that supports roof loads (snow or wind) efficiently by transferring the roof load to end supports. Roof trusses is used to span a longer distance above te living space without additional support points, allowing architects design homes with "open concept" volumes. Relying on a traditional triangular arrangement of chords and webs to transfer roof loads to lower load-bearing points gives the structure a good strength-to-weight ratio, which allows architects use longer spans than designers use in conventional framing. In addition that structure offers greater floor plan flexibility in architectural layouts. More flexible and stronger, engineered roof truss system allows almost unlimited interior design options for new prefab modular home as well as being economically and environmentally friendly. Watterson Homes ceilings have fibreglass insulation with R40 value and can be upgraded depending on climate conditions, beyond that.

Watterson Homes Walls

Watterson Homes are designed and constructed using 2X6 exterior walls. The walls have insulation with R20 value. Very rigid exterior walls structure was created with 3/8” OSB sheathing on the inside of walls and 7/16” OSB sheathing on the outside. OSB (oriented strand board) has a stronger shear produced by pressure and is commonly used in the USA and Canada for approximately 75% of all roofs, walls and floors sheathing. Maintenance Free Vinyl Siding in combination with the above materials allow Watterson Homes keep their homeowners warm in any winter conditions and cool in any hot summer days.

Watterson Homes Doors and Windows

Watterson Homes features "Low E" PVC (poly vinyl chloride) screens and windows. PVC is a synthetic plastic polymer with fire- and weather-resistance, won’t discolor, warp, or deteriorate and for years to come it will look great. Low E Glass (low-emissivity glass) is a modern transparent glass to which a metallic invisible layer has been added. Metallic layer allows visible exterior sun light to pass through windows but reflects radiant IR heat invisible light coming from inside sources in the modular prefab home. The benefit of this technology is reduction of energy cost. This insulated window glass not only significally cuts costs of heating in the winter, but it also reduces the amount of summer solar heat which reduces the costs of summer air conditioning. Watterson Homes features 36” & 32” insulated steel entrance doors and storm aluminum doors in various styles.

Watterson Homes Flooring System

Watterson Homes features, depending on the model, 12” and 2X10 engineered I-Joist or prefab truss floor building system. I-Joists are made of prefab wood and are made by gluing laminated veneer lumber flanges or solid sawn lumber to a OSB panel web to create a light weight dimensionally stable component with acceptable engineering properties. I-Joists have the "I" shape. It gives a very good strength to weight ratio and span design of I-Joists makes them a more solid, stiffer floor. This also results in less susceptible structure to squeaks. Watterson Homes features T&G OSB floor decking system which is nailed, glued and screwed. T&G joint allows two flat details to be joined together strongly to make a single large flat floor surface. This allows to have a tighter, stronger flooring system. Watterson Homes floors have insulation with a minimum of R26 value so together with Watterson Homes efficient and tight ceilings and walls, homeowners will always keep warm in all winter conditions.

Electrical and HVAC

All of Watterson Homes come fully wired and plumbed. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems can be installed in a wide variety of possible configurations. Configuration can depend on the client requirements or a prefab modular home model. All modular prefab homes meet or even exceed CSA standards and National Building Code through Intertek inspections and approvals. Most Watterson prefab modular homes are available with electric, natural gas, oil or propane fired furnaces and all homes can be ready for air conditioning system. Most Watterson Homes come with standard 100 AMP electrical system. In certain instances Watterson can provide 200 AMP system.

Watterson Homes highly recommends an HRV unit to all of their clients. HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation) is a ventilation system with energy recovery and designed to keep a fresh outside air supply in the modular prefab home, without losing any of the cool (in summer) and any of the heat (in winter) to the outside space via the mechanical ventilation system. The HRV also can reduce unwanted air humidity in the modular prefab home. As Watterson Homes are sealed so tightly, engineers think it’s very important to have an HRV system installed in the new prefab modular home – for both homeowner's comfort and homeowner's health.

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