Many homebuyers feel that traditional on-site home construction is the only way to go when building a new home. However, have you ever considered a modular home? There are several distinct advantages to using modular construction where crews make the core elements of the house in a factory off-site.
When using modular construction, the timeline is typically shorter than with traditional house builds because of the controlled build environment. Manufacturers keep factories at a consistent temperature, which means builders waste less time on material acclimation. Factory builds also eliminate the risk of delays from inclement weather, meaning schedules rarely get interrupted.
Modular designs are also more flexible to changes and customization. Many prospective clients misunderstand modular to mean restrictive, but you can have a small bungalow or a 10,000 square foot mansion made from modular sections. Contact a modular home builder to understand the variety and level of customization available.
Modular designs are efficient. Builders waste less material because of the predictability and building process. However, beyond waste, modular houses use 2×6 construction, which allows for more insulation, reducing energy consumption once installed. Less waste and better materials mean that the prospective homeowner saves money in the build process and utilities.
Modular houses are also more stable than some on-site builds. The materials are beefier and connected using lag bolts for safe transportation. The more robust designs mean it is safer to travel with the pieces on flatbeds, and houses are more stable when installed. Remember that builders design modular sections to stand independently and separate from each other, unlike a traditional site-built home.
Do not limit your home building options. Yes, traditional site-built homes provide a unique experience for the home buyer, but a modular home builder can provide flexibility, stability, design efficiency and customization. Before you commit to a site-built house, consider modular housing as a valuable option.