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.
The Pacific SmartWall® System is framed in 2×6, 2×8 or 2×10 widths.
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. Yet 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.
Pacific SmartWall® – How it Works
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 & reducing moisture build up over time when compared to conventional framed walls.
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Pacific SmartWall® Advantage
In comparison with the conventional 2×6 wood frame wall, our Pacific SmartWall® has considerably less heat loss and gain resulting in a net improvement in energy efficiency of up to 128%. These results show your Pacific SmartWall® Home will use significantly less energy to heat and cool your home year after year.
Pacific SmartWall® uses expanded polystyrene, the most cost–effective insulation material. Clean, non-toxic, and fire retardant, this inert product does not contain or release CFC’s or other gases.
QUIETER & AIRTIGHT
As a result of our quality manufacturing process, the Pacific SmartWall® has reduced sound transmission and less air infiltration. Laboratory air leakage tests show that the Pacific SmartWall® has significantly lower air leakage than that of a conventional wall.
EFFICIENT & COST EFFECTIVE
Quick, easy, one-step construction means your home can be locked up in a matter of days. Not only does that make for a substantial reduction of on-site labour and materials costs and waste, the house itself is swiftly protected from inclement weather.
There is no sagging or deterioration in the EPS of our Pacific SmartWall® System, unlike other types of insulation.
A continual 2″ x 3″ horizontal mounting area makes it easier to hang drywall, cabinetry and decorating accessories.
Precision is a Pacific Homes trademark. Pacific SmartWall® Systems are built in our factory to exact specifications using lasers and quality industrial equipment to guarantee engineering accuracy.