When considering the manufactured home option, it is easy to overlook some of the benefits it holds for the owner. Technology has advanced so much that we are already taking this method of building construction for granted. Let’s backtrack a bit.
Modular construction, as the name implies, manufactures each unit or module of the house separately. These are brought and fitted at the contraction site. The two phases in this are foundation laying and building, and these happen simultaneously, as opposed to when you are building in the traditional way. Modular construction is a lot more cost effective and time-efficient. Following are some of the other benefits.
1. Flexibility And Cost Cutting
You can easily dismantle and reassemble a modular home at another location. This form of flexibility is not available with traditional buildings. It is possible to operate within budget constraints, and home models can be customized to meet specific requirements and preferences. The Building Industry Association of Philadelphia has found that by going the modular way, you can bring down the costs by up to a fifth.
2. Quality Stays The Same Despite Quick Construction
Modular home components are fabricated in a controlled factory environment, making it easier to monitor the material quality. Timely factory inspections ensure your finished product will have of the best standards. On-site assembly is done under state-imposed code and regulations.
3. Resource And Energy Efficiency
One distinctive trait of modular construction is that there is less wastage in terms of time, energy and material when comparing with traditional building methods. Energy consumption can be brought down by more than a half. Also, occupants shoulder reduced energy costs. The main aim being energy efficiency, these buildings use energy efficient glass for the windows, and come with solar panels and water heaters.
Modular constructions are designed to require low maintenance, with special attention paid to the smaller things. For instance, construction uses screws in place of nails, and joints are strengthened with glue. Stability is enhanced through the extensive use of lumbar. The wall panels are made of durable materials and need little to no maintenance other than superficial cleaning.
5. Tax Benefits
If you are taking out a loan to build or buy a modular home, it will be completely tax deductible. Also, installation of solar panels, solar water heaters, wind turbines, or geothermal systems can get you 30% tax write-off on each of these things.
These are some of the sensible benefits of buying or building a manufactured home. This is not an all-inclusive list. Get in touch with our experts to learn more on how you can benefit from getting a manufactured home.