Our Cabins are “System Built” structures. This means that the Cabin is built in our factory under controlled conditions using component systems. Our work is done using Computer Aided Design. Using this technology insures accuracy and speed on the shop floor. It also allows us to customize the Cabins while maintaining our production efficiencies. We call this SMART BUILDING!
Our Cabins are built with pre-assembled wall sections. These are normally 4’ wide and are full height; up to 10’ tall. They can be handled and installed by 2 men. These wall sections are built in our factory under controlled conditions. The trim, insulation and interior paneling are cut and prepared in our shop. These prepared materials allow a quick and precise building process. For strength, the walls are built with full-length, select-grade SPF 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 studs, 16" on center.
A visual feature of the cabins is our use of vertically textured, rough-sawn siding. The rough-sawn siding is an exterior-grade panel made from Southern Yellow Pine Heartwood, known for its durability and longevity. Its backed by a 25-year limited warranty. As an upgrade, we offer Hardy brand cement board siding.
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are high performance building panels used in floors, walls, and roofs for residential and light commercial buildings. The panels are typically made by combining a core of rigid EPS foam insulation with wood panels or light steel framing.
SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and are custom designed for each home. The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. Building with SIPs will saves time, money and labor.
Building with SIPs is smart as labor savings result from shorter construction time and less job-site waste. Other savings are realized because a SIP built home is super-insulated and sealed. This results in less expensive heating and cooling costs
Our standard interior wall finish is unfinished maple panels. We offer an upgrade to pre-varnished maple paneling. It looks good and beats varnishing it yourself.
Another paneling upgrade is bead-board wainscot with maple paneling above. The bead-board wainscot paneling looks great and is designed for use in high traffic and high moisture areas. We also include a chair-rail molding with this upgrade package.
Look around the finest lumberyards and you will find the name "Gormans". Since 1952 Gorman Bros. have produced only one product; The World's Finest 1 inch Spruce trim boards. When it came to choosing materials, it was a natural for Cabin Fever to team with Gorman's to provide all the wood trim for our buildings, both inside and out. Our interior mouldings are full “one by” material. The trim boards are unfinished.
Quality windows from Custom Windows do more than just beautify your new cabin. We understand that doors and windows need to stand up to whatever Mother Nature can dish out. Our vinyl framed windows are designed from top-to-bottom for strength and to effectively insulate your cabin from the elements. Specially designed interlocking meeting rails prevent air and water infiltration. Standard double-pane insulated glass provides excellent U-value and reduces outside noise.
We know we could choose cheaper windows and doors; but why would we? Our customers and cabins deserve quality and our choices ensure they get it.
There is one thing that sets the Our Cabin apart from the crowd; it's the curving roof line. The fact is, its not just about good looks. With innovative materials, we have turned this visual treat into an elegant work of engineering. We fabricate the roof beams using a wood lamination process.
Relatively lightweight, attractive and supremely strong, these beams are a smart choice. From the cabin interior, the exposed beams contrast nicely with the pine roof deck above. This deck is a beefy 2 x 6 tongue and groove plank; actually. This feature creates a beautiful board ceiling, an incredibly strong roof deck and provides substantial insulation as well.
SNOW LOADS: Our roofs are designed for snow loading. The Standard roof is rated at 80 PSF, we can easily increase this to 120 PSF (or more) when needed
The Cabin is topped with a custom-prefabricated, reinforced, PVC membrane roof that is ideal for our low-sloped application. We have worked with Duro-Last to design a roof specifically for the Cabin. It's extremely durable, the Duro-Last single-ply roofing system is also leak-proof, resistant to chemicals, fire and high winds, and virtually maintenance-free. Over a billion square feet of Duro-Last membrane have been installed on all types of buildings throughout. Precise attention to detail ensures an excellent fit and delivers worry-free, leak-proof protection.
Our Cabin packages contain everything needed to build your Cabin. We provide the nuts, bolts, nails and screws. We also provide the glues, sealant tapes and adhesives.
Our bathrooms and kitchen packages include all the fixtures needed. We have found that it’s best to have the plumbing installed by local licensed plumber. For correct installation, fixture locations are marked on the paneling.
Electric to be installed by local licensed electrician. The walls will be drilled to facilitate electric runs. The interior paneling will be pre-cut to accept electrical boxes. This prep-work will greatly reduce the work of the electrician. We provide a cutout for convenience outlets throughout the room as required.
A comprehensive set of building plans accompanies every cabin we sell. When required, we have an engineer seal and stamp the plans. In your permitting process, if you are requested to make modifications, we do this work without delay or charge. We show basic information for construction of a concrete slab foundation.
We understand the importance of a well-insulated living space. That’s why we insulate our walls to R-11 and our roof to R-20. If needed, we can add additional insulation. On our roof, we use semi-rigid iso-board, in the walls we use fiberglass batt.
Our Cabins are “System Built” structures. This means that the Cabin is built in a factory under controlled conditions. There are several green contributors inherent to System Building.
One is that our purchasing can be very precise, because we build a similar product over and over; we are able to specify our material purchases very carefully, eliminating most waste vs. a conventional building style.
Another advantage of system building is that our workforce is very localized and our average employee drive is 5 miles. The carbon footprint of the cabin is significantly reduced by this fact.
We use several GREEN materials in our construction: the floor joists are made of Timber-Strand Wood. This is a product that uses 100% of the wood log, and, it uses a more juvenile tree as well. This harvesting practice produces more wood per acre per year compared to mature tree harvesting.
Our roof is rated as a “cool-roof” by the national roofing council. This means a lot less energy consumption for heating and cooling. It also provides a naturally cool interior.
Our windows and doors feature insulated thermal glass. This leads to less energy used in cooling and heating of the cabin.
We have selected Southern Yellow Pine as the main wood species for the manufacture of our Cabins. This regionally harvested wood is from responsibly managed forests.
Wheat board paneling is available as interior paneling. This panel is made from the shelled husks from wheat processing and is formaldehyde free.
The cabin is designed to take advantage of natural airflow and thermal circulation. On the façade, we have placed windows high up to exhaust the warmer air. The ventilation is ample with opening windows on 3 sides. We can provide rear windows; This would give the cabin windows on all 4 sides.
We have designed a framed foundation / floor that permit the Cabin to be built off the ground. This brings ventilation under the structure for further cooling.
The cabin features a front roof overhang that provides plenty of shade. Our roof is rated as a “cool roof” by the national roofing council. This means that it reflects most of the heat away instead of absorbing it and radiating it into the interior. The roof deck is solid wood which is a very good insulator and is naturally attractive as well.