Prefab and its various meanings have confused people, a lot of people think prefab construction is the same as kit or panel construction. It is true to some extent but for the most part, it is not. The true meaning of prefabrication is assembling all the components of a structure in a factory or in the manufacturing site, and transporting the parts to the desired location for complete or sub-assembling. ‘Prefabricated Houses’ can also be referred to as mobile homes or houses that can be disassembled and transported to other locations if required.
Here are five facts you should know before buying or constructing a prefab home.
Advantages of building a Prefab House
Faster construction of Prefabricated Homes
No doubt the construction of prefabricated houses is faster as compared to the traditionally built homes, the reason being permits, inspections, weather, etc. all together it takes 3 to 4 months, start to finish for a prefab home to be ready. Whereas if you build a house traditionally it would take somewhere around 9-12 months.
No hidden fees for Prefab Houses
When we talk about hidden fees or extra expenses it always varies from house to house & the way the owner wishes to construct a house for them. But there are a few basic expenses that will always be there during the construction of a house. In the case of a prefabricated house, the base price includes the construction of parts in the factories, transportation of parts to the final build site, and the setting of the home on the foundation, with no other changes in the procedure. This does not include any special changes or charges while the house is being constructed.
Say goodbye to Wastes
Waste control is the most beneficial aspect of prefabricated homes. There is no excess involvement of raw materials, hence no waste. In case there is some, it can be reused in the factory, as a result, it is a win-win for both the contractor and the customer as well. During the construction of a house, the renovation and construction waste accounts for around 40% of landfills, whereas modular houses reduce waste and are a major plus for eco-conscious homeowners.
Prefabricated modular homes are powered through solar panels keeping an eye on the environmental hazards, the solar panels can reduce the need for energy. Moreover, homeowners can also opt for energy batteries to store excess solar energy. Under such conditions, prefab homes use only solar-generated electricity by consuming the stored energy overnight.
In recent years, the demand for prefab homes has increased as people are opting for better options for them and also want environment-friendly homes. In the case of prefab homes, the advantages of the homes make it easy and in-budget for everyone, hence the inclination toward prefab houses has increased.
Companies like Champion Prefabs have also added a set of advantages like offering a proper 3D house design to the owners so that they have proper visualization of their prefab house before finalizing the contract.