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New Idea to Solar Orientation

South Exposure appears to operate less efficiently as Western Exposure has produced better results and improved production numbers Read Study https://www.energybiz.com/article/13/11/pecan-street-study-west-facing-solar-panels-better-summers-peak-power-demands Our experience in California home building has had similar results as well in Climate Zone 10 with 285 days of SUN.

Wood Studs With Moisture

I found this post interesting with regards to how homes are built. The idea of a tree truck turning into a wood stud for framing. The processing and transportation from the Mill to a pallet to the job site or factory. It makes one wonder if the contractor is measuring their moisture content. It makes […]

Homes built to CA WUI Standard

In California, the building code was changed to use materials for the exterior of homes built in Very Severe Fire Zones. The material used must be FIRE retardant. Here is an example of one of our homes surviving a Fire in Fallbrook, Ca

An ADA AARP Universally Designed Green Solar Powered Home

Modular Lifestyles was given the challenge to build  a universally designed ADA Solar Powered house for a disabled person. We completed this home Oct 26,2012. This home is Energy Star Certified and 2 kWh Solar Powered. We used a new type wall insulation material  and do expect it to offer the homeowner an annual credits […]

House Building Definitions

DEFINITIONS OF HOME CONSTRUCTION Site Built: The traditional way to build a house has long been described as “stick built homes.” That is, assembling the building, on site, out of sticks – pieces of lumber that are cut and nailed together into walls and roof trusses, linked together and sheathed with plywood on the exterior and drywall […]