If you're looking to build a home in today's construction environment, you have many options available. You can choose to have the home constructed on site or built in a factory and later assembled at the desired location. Modular homes are the ones that are built at a factory and then transported to your desired location for assembly.
Multiple areas of the home are constructed in a quick and energy-efficient manner before being delivered on site. You will find that the roofs, floors, walls and windows are all fitted in the factory and then transported to the site to complete the structure. This newer building method presents numerous benefits to homeowners. Some of these benefits include:
Multiple design options
Modular homes take design flexibility to another level. You can select from an endless range of floor plans and even work with home builders to design the floor plan of your dreams.
Because construction occurs at the factory, builders can use advanced technologies to determine the feasibility of your intended design and even try out several styles before deciding on the best available option. Think of it as a laboratory where multiple methods can be experimented with before the final product is delivered.
Modular homes are being designed to achieve higher energy efficiency than ever before. From the construction materials used to design the outer frame to the installation of solar panels, modular homes can reduce energy consumption and allow you to significantly save on costs.
Modular homes are also better insulated and are less prone to leaking air, which is a leading cause of high utility bills during the summer and winter.
Traditional homes can take well over a year to build from start to finish. This is because the foundation must first be constructed before the actual home is built. In addition, home builders need to make frequent trips to and from the site in order to complete the home.
Modular homes take significantly less time to build because everything is done in one place (at the factory). Some builders are also able to work on the foundation of the home while the structure is being completed off-site. As a result, modular homes can be constructed in less than half the time that traditional homes would take.
Contrary to popular opinion, modular homes can cost less than traditional homes. This is because construction takes a shorter time, and costs such as transportation and maintenance of workers on site are essentially eliminated. You can also obtain discounts on construction materials because all the work is completed at the factory.