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Forty years ago this country faced an economic downturn similar to today’s; especially, concerning soaring housing costs that the average American couldn’t afford.
With struggles, challenges and hardships similar to yesteryear’s, so too is a familiar solution: Modular Home Construction.
While modular construction back then was an alternative to rising housing costs, today it’s also being embraced as earth-friendly by reducing waste and utilizing the space more efficiently.
China and Japan have for years been the top two leading importers of prefab homes. With space of paramount concern and healthy sustainable living a major factor, these homes have fit the bill perfectly.
Today, there are strict guidelines and compliant regulations to ensure quality and safety. In fact, California recently passed legislation allowing them to resurface and grace the neighborhoods again.
On Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 we witnessed Carlsbad’s first prefab home being installed in less than 24 hours.
The most important thing to know about modular construction is it’s not a product or a style of home, but a “construction technique”.
They are built in sections at a factory where they are code compliant and then transported to the site where it will be erected on permanent foundations.
A contractor who specializes in the installation of modular homes on the permanent foundations is required.
The Benefits Are Solid
Built in a climate-controlled factory, and because of the need to transport it, typically built stronger.
Today, designs are not limited to the manufacturer’s. You can have your own custom-designed home as if it were stick built.
The designer will work with you and the manufacturer to determine the type and design that fits your needs. Typically a range of style and options to customize the home is available. All you have to do is find the land for a quick installation.
Speed of Construction
The home could be built in about half the time needed to construct a conventional home. Weather conditions don’t apply here.
The energy-efficiency of the new modular homes make them typically more economical to own and comfortable to live in.
“If you’re tired of trying to fit a square peg in a round hole in the search for your dream home, call today to have your custom-designed home prepared for the building block of tomorrow, for the responsibly-minded homeowner in you.”