When driving down the road, you may see a home being built with a design you love. What may surprise you is that it is not being created using the timber framed method of construction. Instead, the home is being formed of sections attached to one other. This construction style is considered as beautiful as the stick home, but with modular homes, there is less construction on site. Here are some pros and cons about the prefabricated, or modular style of home.
- Quick Construction
Since the units are constructed off site, when you are ready for your home to be put together, there is very little time between the first truck and the last hoisted unit. If it weren’t for the plumber, electricians, and inspectors, the home could be constructed in a few days.
- Affordable Home
The modular homes are cheaper than stick style homes. Since the construction takes place in a controlled environment, there are no construction delays due to rain, waiting on materials, or other home construction site problems.
- Own Land
When a company builds a lumber or timber style home, they often include the lot with the package. For a modular home, you need to own your land separately, because there is no builder’s package.
- Temporary Housing
Just as with any other specially ordered home, it will take time to build the house. Since it will take between three and six months from the time you order your home until you can move into it, you will need to find temporary housing.
No matter what you want in a new home design, you can find it with modular homes. Whether you choose a basement or not, there is a design that can fit your needs. If you can dream it, your prefabricated home can include it, so be creative and build the home of your dreams.