Imagine if you could build an entire home on a piece of land by reducing your construction time by almost 12 months and save up to 80% in debt service as well as on your construction cost by roughly 50%.
This is exactly what you get if you choose to order a prefab cabin in comparison to constructing a conventional home.
It does not matter whether you need a prefabricated structure for additional space, an alternative for your garage, a storage compartment or just another home extension, prefab structures have always been popular and is still growing with immense popularity among people who are searching for a cost effective construction plan.
The idea of prefabricated structures is often misperceived or underused just because there are a lot of rumors around.
However, the truth is that these ready-made or modular cabins not only reduces your construction timeline, but lower any kind of risk by providing you quality in a controlled environment with increased efficiency.
Common Misconceptions about Prefabricated Homes:
As said earlier, prefabricated homes have always been misunderstood to be mobile homes which are also produced in factories. A mobile home is extremely different from a modular home, as modular homes are not trailer homes and cannot move from one location to another.
Moreover, prefabricated homes are made in accordance to the state or city’s building codes and built in particular boxes or modules to be assembled for final construction.
Risk of damage: The only difference between a conventional home and a prefabricated home is that the modular home is built off-site and then moved into the construction site.
The good part about this kind of construction is that almost 85% of modular cabins are produced in a control factor environment which makes sure that all the raw materials are not exposed to extreme climatic conditions.
Once built in factory control environment they are shipped to the construction site with extreme care and control, making sure that none of the parts are prone to any kind of damages.
Regulatory Control: unlike mobile homes, modular homes are regulated by authorities that control conventional homes. Prefabricated cabins or houses are built in accordance with uniform building code (UBC) whereas mobile homes are built in accordance with HUD.
Construction Quality: A prefabricated house or a ready-made house that is made in factory environment calls for better electrical works, plumbing, wall framing, roofing and more. Hence, you can be sure that a modular home/cabin is just like that of a conventional home and higher in quality when compared to mobile homes.
With such an amazing facility around who would want to go for a conventional construction process? These modular homes are best suited for those who do not want to waste their time, money and energy on constructing something that might need alteration in the future.
Every home needs a prefabricated space either to extend their primary home or construct an additional home for a weekend getaway.
However, it is extremely important that you choose to do a little research on the type of prefab cabins that you wish to construct as there are numerous plans available online as well as with manufacturers.
While choosing a cabin of your choice make sure to consider your weather conditions, the purpose you are using it for, the facilities that you wish to include, the durability of its raw materials and the timeline it needs to last.
Answering these few questions will definitely give you an idea on what to choose and the type of design that you may want to have on your newly constructed home.