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Benefits of Modular Homes

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There have been major advances of modular homes in the past decade with its attractive look and affordable price. While they are gaining popularity, people are discovering there are distinct benefits of modular Homes. Like, finding out a factory-built home it is a better solution than traditional stick built homes. Here we outline the advantage a modular home has over building a house traditionally on-site.

Better Quality Construction

To handle the rigours of shipping, modular homes are engineered in a way to handle the move. Thus enforcing certain areas a house built on-site won’t have. This form of construction has proven to better withstand extreme weather conditions. In addition, manufacturers are able to utilize tools unavailable to the site builder, such as custom manufactured jigs which ensure that all walls, floors and ceilings are square and plumb. Most importantly, modular homes are built in a climate-controlled environment using dry materials, and they are weathertight upon arrival to your site. All of the above factors result in a tighter and stronger building envelop, one of the major benefits.

Lower cost to build

Because of the volume of modular homes manufacturers build in a year, there are huge savings from purchasing materials in bulk. And from entering into yearly buying contracts with suppliers. As a matter of fact, manufacturers can build multiple parts of the home at the same time. By utilizing efficiencies unavailable in the field, and a parallel construction schedule only available with off-site construction. Modular manufacturers realize substantial time and cost savings by building multiple units at the same time. All in all, because of the reduced construction time there is reduced interest on construction financing – which correlates with the final purchase price.

No Weather Delays

Climate-controlled facilities ensure that there are no weather related construction delays, another one of the major benefits of modular homes. The craftsmen building modular homes are protected from the elements, just as the materials used for construction.

site-built home in the rain

One of the problems today’s site builders have is finding skilled subcontractors. Because modular homes are built in factories, the subcontractors are already there. Comparatively to having your tradesmen commuting to different job sites on every build.

Coupled with the fact that building supplies are stored in on-site warehouses, it also virtually eliminates the chance that wet materials will be used when building the modular home. Most mold which are observed on lumber can normally be attributed to the transportation, storage and construction stages. The fact that modular homes are constructed in a controlled factory environment eliminates the possibility that lumber with mold will be used in the home.

Shorter build time

Because modular homes are typically built in about 1/3 the time needed to construct a site-built home, with careful planning you can often be in your new home within weeks of selecting it. This is because overall building time is reduced by concurrent site work and home construction. (This also allows for reduced interest on construction financing). In addition, a manufacturer’s highly skilled workforce has years of experience in the building industry and works year round within the factory. This means that there are no delays from “no-show subs” as may often be the case with a site-built home.

Environmentally Friendly

Modular home construction is more environmentally friendly than its site-built counterpart. Engineered construction materials are utilized, and effective in-plant recycling is in place at most modular home manufacturing facilities. This means that all the excess materials are able to be recycled. This may not sound impressive, but one of the dirty secrets of site builders is the amount of waste a new site built home generates.

Energy Efficient

Quality engineering and the latest construction techniques significantly increase the energy-efficiency of your new modular home. This ensures it will be economical to own and comfortable to live in regardless of the weather. In addition, most modular homes use two-by-six (2 x 6) framing for the walls. This allows more insulation to be placed in the wall, thereby ensuring greater energy efficiency. Finally, modular homes have much less air infiltration, which is one of the largest causes of heat loss in a home.

energy efficient modular home

The fact that these homes are constructed in a factory allows the manufacturer to place more sealants, such as caulking, in problem areas that site builders have no access to. For example, a manufacturer is able to create a better seal around electrical outlet and fixtures because they can access the walls behind, above and underneath these areas.

Customization and an easy process

At Crescent Creek, we provide many options for customization. Select from one of our featured models, and choose the layout you like. Go further by customizing every detail like cabinets, flooring, paint colours, and more.  In addition, we offer many important services once your home is moved on the lot to make buying a Crescent Creek home simple. We will attach all utilities, provide a front porch, garage, paved driveway, and have the landscaping professionally done. Giving you a new home with a “Lived-in” feel.

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