The multitude of building options on the market does not make it easy for you to make the right choice for your family. The various prefabricated home models seem to be becoming more and more popular in the real estate market.
A prefabricated home is built off-site, as a mobile home, panelized or, as discussed below, modular. While searching for your future home, you have probably heard of modular homes, but what exactly are they?
Prefabricated houses Lebanon are not built on the site of your future home. They are often touted as being modern, energy efficient and cost effective because they are built in a few months in a manufacturing plant. In fact, a modular home is built room by room – ready to live in, with the electrical system complete and finished, the walls painted to your chosen colors and the windows installed – and delivered to the site of your choice for assembly.
The advantages of prefabricated homes
Energy efficient, modern look
Modular homes have always been seen as poor quality, but that’s no longer the case. With a modern, geometric exterior finish that encourages open spaces and natural light, many companies in North America are building attractive manufactured homes. In an effort to stand out in the competitive modular building environment, manufacturers are maximizing the energy efficiency of their homes by using recycled materials, installing LED lighting and solar panels. These initiatives allow you to save on energy consumption to the point where your home could produce renewable energy that would be fed back into the power grid.
Zero waste, zero hassle
Once the factory fabrication is complete, the modular parts are shipped to the construction site where they are assembled using heavy machinery. Just like BONE Structure’s constructions, modular homes produce no waste because all the materials needed for assembly arrive on site, pre-installed in the modular parts. It is similar to building a Lego house, except that all the pieces are designed according to your desires and needs. In addition to the ease of construction and energy benefits, modular homes are almost always built to building codes, so you don’t have to worry about municipal inspections.
A reliable schedule
Another advantage of modular homes is the low risk of schedule conflicts. This is due in part to the fact that the construction of the modules cannot be delayed by bad weather, as it is done indoors in a controlled environment. Without the interruptions caused by weather, the average home would be built in four months at most. During the manufacturing process, workers are exposed to a low-risk environment, which makes them feel more comfortable. With healthy workers, you can be confident that your home will receive the care and attention to detail necessary for safe construction.
Disadvantages of Manufactured Homes
Limited design options
Modular homes come with their own set of drawbacks, however. Depending on the company you choose to build your home, your options may be limited when it comes to choosing materials and interior layout. This means you may have less design flexibility than you wanted.
Reduced resale value
There is a popular belief that modular homes are of poor quality, which makes them extremely difficult to resell. Modular homes have always been associated with poor quality, outdated styling, such as stucco ceilings – every buyer’s nightmare! Today, modern modular structures are trying to improve the reputation of these buildings in the real estate market. However, it may be a few years before modular homes are seen as being of equal or greater quality than wood-frame homes in North America.