Recently, prefab small homes have been gaining more and more popularity. It is not truly surprising, considering how the cost of housing has been getting more and more expensive these years. This makes people to come up with the more affordable housing solution without sacrificing the comfort of a dream home. There are many benefits you can enjoy from prefabricated or modular homes, aside from its reasonably low cost.
Prefabricated homes can be finished in a shorter period of time, depending on their complexity. In general, it takes only 3 to 4 months to build a modular home and have it ready for you to inhabit. Since home modules are already constructed and inspected in the factory, weather will not delay the process. They are then transported to where the building site will be. Usually, to assemble the components fully at the building site, it takes only approximately 3 days. Meanwhile, additional site works such as plumbing and electrical hook-ups and driveway paving, will take several weeks.
Prefab homes are also durable. It is all thanks to the module-to-module combination that provides the inherent rigid system; its performance is said to be much better compared to the conventional house framing. That being said, modular homes will stand up to extreme weather conditions much better than their traditional stick-build counterparts.
Bear in mind that the total cost of your prefab home isn’t only its base price. You will also need to spend money for construction, transportation of the house modules to the build site, as well as setting it on the foundation. And by spending more, you can also tweak the preset plan already established by the builder—hardwood floors instead of carpet inside the home, for instance. Site work will cost you more, even after your home modules have been assembled. Even so, it’s still relatively more affordable than stick-boild homes.