4 Important Advantages of Building a Prefab Home
People sometimes have misconceptions when it comes to prefabricated homes. Opinions tend to take on one of two extremes – the low-end, mass produced “manufactured homes” or the impossibly expensive custom home. In reality, prefabricated homes are becoming more and more common, as well as more accessible to many different budget levels. There are several advantages to choosing a custom prefab home over one made with traditional construction processes.
Here are four of our big-ticket benefits of prefab homes:
- Quality Control – Because custom prefab homes are built in a controlled environment, according to specific standards, you can be confident that your home will be built with uniform quality. Site built homes are subject to the schedules and often varied skill levels of independent contractors—not to mention the effects of inclement weather. On the other hand, prefab homes are built by an experience crew in a protected factory and the homes are inspected many times throughout the construction process.
- Energy Efficient – Prefab homes are also applauded for their energy efficiency and sustainability. In traditional construction, extra materials often lead to extra waste. However, because prefab homes are made (at least partly) in a factory, any extra materials are recycled in-house. This is a huge improvement over the traditional construction strategy of sending the waste to a landfill. The controlled environment in which prefab homes are fabricated makes it easier to assure construction is accurate, joints are tight and that air infiltration and escape is minimized. This allows prefabricated homes to be insulated to a higher level than site built homes, and subsequently, often more energy efficient. Continue Reading →