The multitude of construction options on the market does not make it easy for you to make the right choice for your family. The various models of prefabricated houses seem to become more and more popular in the real estate market. When you search for your next home, you may have heard about prefabricated homes, but what exactly are they? Simply put, prefabricated houses are built offsite and transferred to the site of your future home. Made in a few months at a manufacturing plant, they are modern, energy efficient and economical.
Indeed, a prefabricated house is manufactured piece by piece - ready to inhabit; complete with electrical systems and finished walls painted according to your chosen colors and with windows installed - and delivered to the site of your choice for assembly.
In the past, people considered prefabricated homes as inferior quality, but this is no longer the case today. With a modern, geometric exterior finish that favors open spaces and natural light, many North American companies are building attractive prefab homes. Manufacturers maximize the energy efficiency of their homes through the use of recycled materials, installing LED lighting and installing solar panels. These initiatives allow you to save on your energy consumption to the point that your home produces renewable energy that the grid can recycle.
Zero waste, zero hassle
Once factory fabrication is complete, companies ship the parts to the site where teams assemble them using heavy machinery. Just like the constructions of bone structure, the modular houses do not produce any waste, because all the material necessary for the assembly arrives on the site, preinstalled in the modular pieces. Think of it as similar to building a Lego house, except that all parts are pieces designed to your specifications and needs. In addition to their ease of construction and the energy benefits they offer, modular homes come according to the building code, so you do not have to worry about municipal inspections.
A reliable schedule
The lowered risk of scheduling conflicts is another advantage of prefabricated homes. In part, this is because module construction cannot be delayed by bad weather because it is done indoors in a controlled environment. Without the weather interruptions, an average home-build takes four months, at most.
If you are interested in considering a prefabricated building for your next (or first) home, speak to your general contractor about how to order one. A real estate agent who is knowledgeable about available land should be your next call.