Timber Frame Homes are Energy Efficient
Timber frame homes are constructed using large timber beams, allowing very little temperature transfer between the interior and exterior of the building. This makes timber frame homes much easier to heat and cool than conventional homes. In addition to the simple yet efficient design of a timber frame home, many modern timber frame homes are built using structural insulation panels, or SIPs. SIPs are known for their excellent insulation capabilities, and they can be built large enough to span the space between timber beams. It is not uncommon for SIP’s to attribute up to a 60% reduction in energy costs and a 40% reduction in HVAC systems. The result is a comfortable home that can be easily cooled in the summer and heated during the winter.