Construction & Energy Efficiency Features
Triple M Housing
All of our exterior wall sheathing is glued and stapled to the studs and belt rails leaving no exterior sheathing unsupported by framing. The sheathing also laps the floor framing and perimeter of the roof.
The standard framing is 2x6 on 24” centers and most windows fit between standard framing centers so there is no need for extra studs. This allows for added insulation.
A special exterior wall stud design allows the installation of windows and doors without the need for extra studs or headers.
Our unique header detail makes it possible to insulate the header there by reducing thermal bridging.
The exterior wall header detail also allows us to move roof trusses around as necessary without adding additional wall framing.
The structure of the home is designed to withstand snow loads far in excess of the snow loads in most area’s in Alberta.
The interior of the exterior wall is designed in such a way the gyproc is glued to the belt rails while still providing a continuous vapor barrier.
All electrical boxes are wrapped with a vapor barrier and then all wires are fasteners and sealed with caulking. All penetrations in the walls and ceiling through the vapor barrier are sealed with caulking as well.
All of these unique features create a very tight structure and more energy efficient building.
Our standard insulation is R40 in the roof, R20 in the exterior walls, R26 or R33 in the floor depending on the floor framing types. However we have available insulation options that are as much as R52 in the roof, R22 in the exterior walls and R52 in the floors of self contained truss floor homes. Other insulation options could be available upon request and depending on the type of home and construction type.
Our standard window is a double glazed Low E window. We have an R9 window available in some of our products as an option that has a significantly greater energy performance than our standard window and reduces energy consumption for the entire house.
Our truss floor houses are built with a built-up perimeter beam. This allows the house to be set on a basement without the need for an extra built-up beam in the basement.
Each phase of the construction program is supervised and monitored by trained quality control personnel to ensure that each home is built on time, within budget and to exact specifications. All Triple M Homes meet and in many cases exceed the requirements of the Canadian Standards Association and the National Building Code. Triple M strives to be an industry leader and provide a quality Canadian product at a competitive price.