Energy Efficiency
Newport Homes' philosophy is to provide a solid, well insulated, energy efficient home. Standard in every home is the building industry's best insulation package. Each has 2x6 exterior wall construction insulated to the R factor of 25. Ceilings have an R factor of 50 (R-35 is recommended in our region). 

The "California Corners," a special framing technique is used which allows for batt insulation in the exterior corners (in normal 2x4 construction there is no insulation in the corners). Moreover, a 6 mil poly vapor barrier is used on all exterior walls and all ceilings to the attic to control cold air infiltration. Additionally, we foam insulate around all doors and windows, and all drilled holes made to run electrical wiring on the outside walls.

The Industry's Best Insulation Package 

2" x 6" Exterior Walls R-24,55
2" x 6" House/Garage Wall R-24,55
All Flat Ceilings R-50
Sill Seal Insulation
Foundation and Floor System
All Wire and Pipe Holes Caulked
Expanding Foam/Window Surrounds
Windows and Doors Set in Caulk
6mm Vapor Wrap Walls/Ceilings
Vinyl Windows Insulated Glass
Thermo Seales Storm Door
Styrofoam Core Garage Door
Garage Door Bottom Weather Stripped
Garage/Home Door Weather Stripped

Newport Homes are built to overwhelm climatic conditions and provide their owners with comfort and reasonable utility bills. With such a large investment at stake, don't you owe yourself the best of what is available in the marketplace? A home with the finest insulation package as a standard feature. You and your family deserve a Newport Home. A home you'll be comfortable in for years to come; a Newport Home built to withstand the test of time.


What is Energy Efficiency?

There is a lot of talk out in the housing market about energy efficiency and "green construction"...just what does it mean? Who is truly an Energy Efficient Builder?

Saving energy dollars every month means a person can buy more house for less money. As an example: if you save even $100 a month, you can own over $16,000 more house! But just adding more insulation in the attic is not enough! The entire home needs to be built energy efficient.

A higher "R" rating in outside walls combined with a higher attic rating is the first step. Newport Homes' outside walls are rated R25.8 and the attic is R50. It makes little sense to have high attic insulation without enough in the outside walls, and to achieve a true R25.8, a home must have 2X6 exterior framing with complete thermal envelope construction. No other area builder uses this advanced method of framing. We welcome on site tours! 

Newport Homes ensures that all cut openings, the area around the doors and windows, are sealed. Using four times the caulk and expanding foam provides not only insulation, but stability. This method provides infiltration control that is key to the comfort and livability of the home. Exterior walls and upper ceilings are wrapped in a 6 mill vapor barrier. Other builders who do vapor wrap use a 2 mill on exterior walls only...similar to the difference between a freezer bag and plastic wrap! 

Newport Homes builds homes in popular areas, a custom design service is available at no charge, inventory homes are under construction for quick occupancy. Excellent floor plans! It truly is a package! 

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