Prefab houses offer a range of benefits for home buyers who want to build on their own plot of land. If you are one of them, here are 3 things that you’ll be pleased to know:
- Faster to Build: Depending on how complex your blueprint is, it can take 3 to 4 months to build a new home, says the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders). From beginning to end, it takes about 9 – 12 months to construct a stick-built house. With prefab houses, the modules are built and inspected in a factory where weather can’t affect the process. Finally, the modules are transported to the site, where it takes roughly 3 days to fully assemble all the components.
- Durability: When assessing the damage to neighborhoods in Dade County, FL, after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said there was “relatively minimal structural damage in modular housing developments – the units appeared to have an inherently durable system that performed better than traditional residential framing.”
- Remodeling? Sure! Owners planning to remodel should let their contractors know early on that they have prefab houses because there might be some minor differences in the beams that support the homes. A builder needs to understand what he/she is dealing with and what he will need to successfully complete the project.
At 1st Choice Home Centers in Statesville, NC, we offer a variety of home styles, whether you are looking for a customized house of your dreams or a prefab home that’s more affordable and economical. We also offer financing options. For more info, please contact us.