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10 Things to Know About Prefab Homes

Apr 8th 2015 at 11:54 PM

Most people are unaware of the benefits of building a prefabricated modular homes and how it has evolved in past decades. Today, the structures are more customizable and easier to construct in a shorter period of time. Before purchasing the home, there are a few important facts to know about the product.

1. The Schedule is Predictable

Instead of expecting the construction process to take longer than expected, prefabricated homes have a predictable schedule since they're built in an enclosed factory. This prevents weather and environmental elements from delaying the process.

2. It's Eco-Friendly

Many buyers don't realize that they're actually reducing their carbon footprint when purchasing prefab modern homes. There's less waste involved with a minimal impact on the environment by having the home built in a building.

3. Prefab Homes are Often More Affordable

In most cases, the homes come at less of an expense due to a slowdown in the residential construction industry, making the sellers more flexible on the pricing.

4. They Can Be Custom Made

If you dream of granite countertops or an open floor plan, you have the option of customizing the space to truly make it your own.

5. The Homes Take Less Time to Build

The process of building a prefab home is half the time it takes to construct a stick build, making it a more efficient process that requires less patience.

6. It's Simpler to Add On to the Structure

When you want to expand the size of the prefab home, it's a much simpler process because they're already primed for modifications.

7. It Involves Less Decisions

For home buyers who can become overwhelmed with the amount of decisions that need to be made, prefab homes offer a simpler process due to limited options that are available.

8. There is More Than One Type of Prefab Home

Although most people are familiar with modular homes, flat pack is another type that is available. Flat packs offer more options to buyers with flexibility when it comes to choosing the design or floor plan.

9. It's Easier to Predict the Cost

Most buyers tend to exceed their budget when purchasing a stick build, but it's easier to predict the cost of prefab homes due to decisions that must be made before construction even begins in the factory.

10. Prefab Homes Have a Long History

Prefab homes may be increasing in popularity, but they were first sold by Sears in 1908 and were known as kit houses.

About the Company:

Milam Anderson is the founder of Rochester Homes, Inc., a company based in Rochester specializes only in modular homes. In April of 1972, Milam Anderson turned the first shovel of dirt to create Rochester Homes. Since that time Rochester Homes, Inc. has been building quality homes with innovative designs.

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