Traditional construction is a stressful process where too many things can go wrong. This is why so many people are turning to modular homes. It offers an easier build process and greater luxury options upon completion.
The biggest factor when it comes to comfort levels during the build is how you handle uncertainty. Are you the type of person who prefers to adhere to a strict plan? Do you feel uneasy when you hear words like “delay” or “bad weather?” If yes, then traditional construction is sure to cause you a lot of stress. In comparison, modular builds take place in a factory setting, are unaffected by the weather and are far less likely to have any delays.
Traditional homes require 30% more lumber than modular homes. Even worse, it’s not necessarily because it uses more. In a lot of instances, much of that material is wasted. In the factory, builders often get materials precut and order only what they need. This helps to reduce waste. In spite of using precut material, you tend to have way more options than traditional builds. Because the builder buys in bulk, even expensive colors and rarer materials can be yours to have at a steal.
Real estate agents will often tell you that homes built after the 1990s are just not as strong as their predecessors. This causes a stressful shakedown period for many buyers of new homes. Modular builders reduce and even eliminate this problem by doing inspections at two different points of the build process. Modular houses are inspected on-site during the build process and then again after the house is sited on the foundation.
Unfortunately, many people still associate modular homes with trailer homes. While these are certainly available options for people who need them, modular construction has come a long time since then. You might be surprised to learn how many large contemporary homes in Connecticut are modular houses.