Many people have a set view of modular homes in their minds. They may assume these homes are flimsy or poorly constructed, but the opposite is more likely to be true. There are several advantages to purchasing a modular home. You not only get a home that is built to last but can save time and money in the process.
Building each module of a home in a climate-controlled environment allows contractors to improve the strength of construction. Because they don’t have to contend with fluctuating weather, they often exceed the codes laid out in local zoning ordinances. These homes are also designed and planned using a computer-aided design that identifies any problem areas before the actual hands-on construction begins. Gone are the days when second-rate materials are the standard for this industry. You can expect the same high quality you get with traditional construction. This process tends to improve the strength of your home’s structure.
When contractors don’t have to take the possibility of inclement weather into account, they can finish building your home much more quickly. Modular homes are built before they reach the site, so issues like rain and flooding don’t have to be factored in, for the most part. The different parts of your home are moved to its site. Then the crew pieces it together and adds the finishing touches. They work with technicians to make sure all utilities are connected properly. Because most of the work is done before it reaches its final destination, the on-site work can take days rather than weeks or months.
Using less time cuts the amount you have to pay in labor costs. Another factor that saves money is that so many of the potential problems are resolved before construction ever begins. Efficient use of materials and labor can lead to savings as much as 25% of a traditional construction project.
Innovations in design and execution have improved the way modular homes are built. This is an option worth considering if you are wanting to build your next home.