With the housing market becoming more and more difficult for new buyers to break into, many are looking at a prefab home as an alternative housing solution. We look at what they are and why prefab homes offer such unbeatable affordability.
It is made to your taste in the factory and delivered where your contractor and his team put it all together for you.
How Does It Work
Whether you’re looking for a prefab barndominium, or a sip panel home, the first thing you should do it reach out to a provider for a quote. Along with this, you may get in touch with your preferred contractor. They will assist in the licensing and local building code requirements which are needed. If there is a need for financing then it makes sense to start contacting your broker. The design for your prefab home once it meets your requirements is then sent across to the manufacturer to get started. Simultaneously you should have your lot foundation prepared for delivery and installation of the prefab kit.
The Benefits of Going With A Prefab Home
If there is need to be convinced further, getting a prefab home kit has several benefits. Some will be right away and others over the medium and longer-term. Whether going for an apartment block or as a single-detached home, let’s consider the benefits.
You Save On Time
There are several ways in which you save time. Once the template as per your design is completed and forwarded to the manufacturer to get going, and that is it. The manufacturer follows the template, as they would have the resources to do so. This is their core business, manufacturing prefab kits. There is no loss of time due to weather constraints on site as in the traditional method. Also there is no loss of time due to manpower issues. Again, there is no loss of time awaiting material arrival to complete various aspects. This also impacts your overall costs.
Once the kit arrives on site – your prefab housing kit can be put together as per the manufacturers’ instructions over a few days. Compare this to weeks and months of doing the traditional building.
Building a home the traditional way is quite costly. Material cost, man-power and equipment costs just to name a few. The traditional building method has to also account significantly more to any major price and demand fluctuations in materials. In comparison prefab homes can actually run cheaper than traditional homes by about 45 – 50 percent cheaper. Along with this less cost is seen since there is less spent on site preparation as well.
Durability of Your Prefab Home
The prefab structures once put together as per manufacturer specifications can withstand several types of extreme weather. Particularly if faced with the intense heat of summer and then beastly cold winter and the weight of snow. The prefab house is durable. The prefab home is usually built to a higher standard than many onsite buildings. Along with this is the stringent quality control done in the factory setting, as well as the precision.
This leads to a higher structural soundness of the prefab home, as compared to the traditionally built one.
The prefab home of today can be completed feature rich. Prefab homes offer ultra-high energy efficiency in design and features. They are eco-friendly and sustainable from the materials used through to the method of construction. The architect design can be delivered with precision because the building is factory made.
The best part is to get started on the journey to your prefab home. Sketch some ideas down and get going.