Matthews, N.C. - A Mashable.com article explores the increasing popularity of prefab housing among environmentally-conscious new home owners. The information caught the attention of leading prefab housing manufacturer Homes by Vanderbuilt.

Though prefab homes have been around for years, they never before enjoyed the levels of positive exposure they have recently received. As more homeowners turned to energy-efficient homes and waste-conscious building processes, prefab housing naturally entered the spotlight.

The prefab approach offers a brilliant solution to modern-day issues. According to the information shared in the article, constructing homes on-site can deplete over 30 percent of building materials. On the other hand, prefab homes can reduce waste to ten percent or even less. This is great news for the environment, which is in need of conservation. Homeowners also save money by spending less on building materials.

Homes by Vanderbuilt notes a number of processes used in the building of prefab housing which offers other advantages over traditional homes. In a statement to the press, the organization comments: “The protection of building materials from the weather as well as the constant supervision of labor in the plant allows for more flexibility in modular construction than ever before.”

Today, prefab homes are no longer one-size-fits-all designs. Architects and designers are willing and able to alter basic designs to fit clients’ unique preferences. Many firms also offer sustainable options for counters, flooring, and other items found within the home. Then major prefab construction manufacturers handle those concepts.

At modular plants, large pieces of the home, like the walls and floors, are put together. Contractors hired by the homeowner construct the pieces upon delivery to the home site. The article indicates a prefabricated home is typically razed in a matter of days or weeks as opposed to months.

In addition to the waste and time savings, homeowners also enjoy cost savings long after the home is complete. The article explains that the precise manufacture of components leads to homes which, when constructed, are sealed tightly at the joints. This helps maintain the temperature within the home, saving homeowners thousands of dollars in utility costs per year.

Source: Homes by Vanderbuilt

 

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