One of the things that make modular homes special is their climate-controlled factory design. This type of construction minimizes delays and other problems associated with weather conditions. For example, the design does away with the possibility of using wet materials.
Another advantage is the fact that supplies are kept in on-site warehouses. According to the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau, transportation is responsible for most of the mold observed on lumber. The controlled factory environment removes the chances of using mold-ladden lumber when constructing the system built homes.
Designers have many options when constructing modular houses. The manufacturers work hand in hand with home builders to design the types of homes the homeowners need. Homeowners have many styles and house plans to choose from, which are then customized to suit them perfectly.
So long as people abide by the building codes in their respective states, they have endless possibilities.
Reduced Construction Time
On average, constructing system built homes takes about one third of the time it normally takes to construct site-built ones. Carrying out home construction and site work concurrently increases the overall time it takes to finish the work. When homeowners plan carefully, it will take just a few weeks for them to move into their new homes from the time they make their selections.
The manufacturers also have experienced professionals who work for them fulltime. Homeowners do not have to worry about subs who fail to show up, as it tends to happen with site-built homes.
A bonus to the fast construction time is lowering the interest paid on home financing.
High Quality Construction
Building modular homes in factories gives access to special tools that site builders do not usually have, leading to better quality houses.
Using advanced engineering and construction techniques make the system built homes more energy efficient than conventional ones. Homeowners will remain comfortable in spite of changing weather conditions, and they will have relatively little energy requirements. In most cases, the walls are designed using two-by-six framing, which gives room for more insulation. The homes are also less prone to air infiltration, which leads to significant loss of heat in conventional homes.
Statistics from the National Association of Home Builders state that site built homes covering 2,000 square feet lead to 50 cubic yards or 8,000 pounds of waste. This is not only a lot of waste but its disposal is also costly.
The waste that comes from constructing modular homes is generally recycled.
Constructing modular homes does not lead to cost overruns that may be caused by such things as poor weather or “no-show subs.” Homeowners also pay less for their loans because of reduced interest.
Inspection and Regulation
Before the construction of country homes in New South Wales, all modular building plans are reviewed and approved. All the homes are constructed as per the codes in the state after reviews and in-plant inspections. Approved third parties must certify all housing modules.
Although the same building codes apply to both conventional and system built homes, the latter go through stringent approval processes right from the design stages.
Stability and Strength
The modular homes are constructed with between 20 to 30 percent more material to withstand shipping conditions. This increases structural strength of the homes.