Ask the Builder Video: Wall Panels a ‘Win for Everyone’

Originally published by the following source: SBC MagazineAugust 12, 2019
by Laura Soderlund


Ask the Builder expert, Tim Carter, recently posted a video on building with wall panels that has reached 1,062 views in the three weeks since it was posted on July 19. Tim shared the video in his July 27th newsletter and directed his readers to SBCA’s Best Way to Frame website. This video and newsletter drew over 200 visitors to Tim’s landing page, which explains that partnership between Tim and SBCA and the value of building with components.

This video is another way that visually communicates how components expedite the building process and highlights the many reasons to build with wall panels. In the video Tim explains that “while manufactured wall panels made in a climate-controlled factory have been around since the 1940’s, today’s panels are built using cutting-edge technology in an automated production facility.” Tim adds that, “they can be built much faster and more accurately than carpenters pounding nails at a jobsite.”

Tim continues to identify benefits of building with wall panels throughout the video. “Wall panels are easy to install requiring fewer workers with expert carpentry skills,” Tim says. “This saves you money!” He also points out that wall panels speed up the building process, allowing the building to be dried in sooner and ensuring construction materials are more quickly protected from the impact of rain and snow. “Normal site-built walls may take an extra week to build,” Tim adds. “Because wall panels made in the factory save time on the jobsite the house is completed faster. It’s a win for everyone!”

At the end of the video, Tim directs viewers to for more information and to find a component manufacturer to order wall panels from. This helps connect interested parties with SBCA members. The promotion of wall panels and visual aid this video provides makes it a great tool component manufacturers can use to explain the value of wall panels.

Since the start of SBCA’s partnership with Tim, his syndicated column and newsletters have drawn 1,583 visitors to the Best Way to Frame website to learn more about components. Tim’s fresh perspective and influence in the building industry continues to inform the general public and home builders of the benefits of building with structural components.

For more information related to Tim’s work with SBCA, read the following articles.