CLOSED WALL SYSTEMS
A modular home constructed with structural insulated panel system offers a fast, energy efficient, and healthy approach to building. These homes are made in a factory controlled environment so they are standardized and reliable.
Since panels are prefabricated in the factory, there is less job site waste, since less material needs to be sent to the landfill. Factory fabrication is often processed with optimization software and many manufacturers recycle factory scrap to make other foam products.
To better understand sustainability’s intersectionality, the EPA categorizes it into three pillars: environmental, social, and economic.
They encourage more green engineering, improved air and water quality, reduced pollutants and carbon emissions, and minimizing resource extraction and waste.
Issues like environmental justice, health, participation, awareness, and access to basic needs make up the second pillar.
Focuses on sustainable business: job creation, incentivizing significant transitions, and promoting innovation. It also calls for more accurate cost-benefit analysis, taking production effects into account on ecosystem stability.
•lower energy bills •reduced insurance premiums •minimum maintenance expenses •a structure crafted on a patented system using materials that are: •fire, termite, mold, water and allergy resistant
Real People Homes, Inc. is proud to offer our customers homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR®.
ENERGY STAR qualified homes meet EPA's strict guidelines for energy performance, deliver significant energy and cost savings, and help protect the environment. Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified homes at .
Usually, these include efficient use of energy specifically renewable energy, such as solar energy, water, and other resources, pollution and waste reduction measures, enabling of re-use and recycling, good environmental air quality indoor, use of non-toxic and sustainable materials, the environment friendly design, construction and operation design that allows adaptation to a changing environment and most important consideration of the quality of life of occupants.
Pre-fabrication allows you to build ‘off-site’ in a controlled environment. This construction needs fewer workers compared to standard construction and there is also less waste, both financially and environmentally.
The other essential benefit is that workers’ safety is much more ensured in prefabrication and modular construction because conditions are controlled. Hazards can be better identified and the corrective steps are taken to prevent worker injury.
NASA's HEAT BARRIER
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INTERIOR & EXTERIOR WALLS
RPH homes feature a 100% masonry coat on the interior and exterior shell walls. These walls are ready for your finish out of brick, stone, Hardie Plank, stucco, or other finishes. The interior walls can be thin coat plaster, or painted or many other finishes as well.
ADVANTAGES OF STEEL
For years we have relied on the strength and durability of steel in commercial buildings, hospitals, and our schools. Now you can get the superior quality and safety of steel in your home
A steel frame is significantly stronger than wood. In fact, it has the highest strength to weight ratio of any residential building material.
Steel framing components are precision manufactured in a controlled environment so there are advantages that home owners, builders, and construction workers can still enjoy
•Screwed-attatched components eliminate squeaks, nail pops, and resulting call backs for repairs. •Consistent dimensions mean straighter, stronger walls and floors. •Superior strength for longer floor spans and taller walls. •Cut-to-length material reduces in-field cutting and waste up to 75%. •Engineered performace designed to withstand hurricane and earthquake forces.
Our energy efficient homes feature one of the highest insulating packages you can buy.
Five inches of polystyrene in every wall and roof panel along with N.A.S.A developed heat barrier on the roof insures the lowest possible utility bills of any home at any cost.
The benefit of a more efficient insulation system is greater comfort with cost savings. The more efficient our insulation system, the less we will need to spend on energy for heating and cooling. The greater the costs of energy, the more important a total insulation system becomes.
The EPS expandable polystyrene used in Real People Homes does not give out toxic fumes and is fire retardant.
•Polystyrene offers excellent long-term R-values. •The R-values of polystyrene insulation per unit thickness are superior to most alternative common insulation products of reasonable price. •For polystyrene more than other insulation foams, the R-value increases (ie. better insulation) for lower temperatures. •Polystyrene can and has been used in applications as low as -170 degrees celcius. •Polystyrene has both high and uniform compressive strength, therefore, it has better resistance to sustained loads (compressive creep) than most alternatives. •Polystyrene has been used and tested extensively over 50 years and does not pose dimensional stability problems. •The cell structure of polystyrene enables it to resist all forms of water and moisture.
A fire retardant reinforcing fabric mat is used on roof and wall construction. This non-allergic, proven, UL listed polypropylene fabric answers a long-standing need for a safer, easier-to-handle, lightweight fabric backing for sprayed on fire protective coatings.
The composite mat and hardened cementitous coating makes up a tough, reinforced, protective fire barrier.
FUNGUS AND ROT
A fungus is now on the rise in the southern United States called Poria.
Poria has been detected in more than 200 homes in California over recent years. It attacks the wood framing members, sheathing, and trim so quickly and efficiently that it can destroy an entire home in less than one year.
Differing from more common fungi that require wet wood to feed, it actually creates its own efficient water sourcing sytem that allows it to continue infecting wood even during the dry months of the year. "Once it's started, it produces what are basically little hoses that will run down the side of the house or through the floor and outside the house," said John Menge, a professor of plant pathology at the University of California, Riverside. "It can do this so efficiently, I've seen it rot out the roof of a house two stories from the ground."
To get rid of the fungus, once it is detected, is financially devastating to most home owners who have had to deal with it. The only way to eradicate the fungus from the home is to tear down the infected areas and rebuild.
Not only is this extremely expensive, but most insurance claims made to date have been rejected. The good news is that poria does NOT attack steel framing.
This is one more point to make when you are selling or buying your steel framed home. You are safe in your home, without the threat of termites or Poria.
Can I do myself
Can the buyer finish the home? Yes, however, the shell must be setup as well as taped and floated by the dealer.
How do you run the electricity in your homes? Electricity is run in ENT conduit.
How do you hang pictures? For twenty pounds or less we suggest a 4 1/2" nail at an angle, however, for heavier objects, we suggest 1 1/2" self tapping screws into a stud.
How do you find studs? Studs are 24" on Center. If you do not have a stud finder, a magnet will help you locate the studs.
What is the R-Value of your homes? The roof has an R-Value of 50+. The walls have an R-Value of 24.
What type of roof do your homes have? A: Our homes have a 26 guage galvalume standing seam roof with concealed fasteners
Do you build Garages? Yes, we build fully insulated garages that can be transformed into a room.
What type of floor does your home have? A standard, scored, concrete slab that can be stained.
Real People Homes, Inc. manufactures prefabricated parts for housing.
The structures are built by independent contractors who are not agents or employees of Real People Homes, Inc.
Real People Homes, Inc. extends to each customer a warranty of one year on workmanship and materials fabricated by Real People Homes, Inc. Any additions to the structure or alterations in addition to the original design void this warranty.
Disclaimer of Further Warranty
All warranties and claims against Real People Homes, Inc. are limited to the one year warranty on materials fabricated by Real People Homes, Inc.
Real People Homes, Inc. is not responsible for any other services or construction provided to the customer including but not limited to foundation,electrical service,plumbing,roofing,windows,finish work,landscaping,and septic systems.
Real People Homes, Inc. is not responsible for any other express or implied warranty, including but not limited to an implied warranty of merchantability, implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, implied warranty of good and
workmanlike performance and implied warranty of habitability.