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Facts about Small Prefab Homes Using SIP

To pronounce the SIPs (Structured Insulated Panel) as “SIP panel” is somewhat redundant considering the “P” in SIP stands for “Panel”. Never mind, these insulations are added on prefab homes with layers of oriented strand board put in between the modules. Below is some information regarding the use of SIPs in small prefab homes. SIP Modules are Used on the Side Walls When put to blower door tests, the SIP doors showed five times more air tightness than stick-built modules. Blower doors are machines, which can be used to know the air tightness of buildings. In SIP construction method, fewer […]

Important Steps to Consider Before Using Prefab Home Designs

Prefab housing remains the best alternative option for living among many homeowners. Most of them go for the prefab housing option due to the large-scale customizations offered by such homes. This beneficial feature is highly limited in conventional site built homes. Moreover, the factory built construction of small prefab homes ensures that they have excellent quality standards along with significant reductions in the energy consumed. The availability of a wide range of prefab home designs makes it easy for the buyer in selecting the right one according to their needs. It also provides the homeowner with customizing the home according […]

Beginner’s Guide to the Prefab Housing Segment

The prices for small prefab homes are set as per the amount of customization involved, even as assembly line methods decrease construction costs. Below are the nuances in prefab housing segment in relation to traditional stick-built concepts. Lending in Prefab Housing Obviously, the biggest expenditure in prefab housing is the lump sum amount of money being spent to purchase the freehold land. The homeowners who face financial problems would want to lend money if the builders themselves own the property. Prefab housing falls under the real estate segment, not the vehicle department as in the case of manufactured homes. The […]

Components of Prefab Home HVAC Systems

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system of prefab homes usually consist of a hot water baseboard or electric baseboard to heat the house. Some of the modular home manufacturers will install ductwork in the factory itself, but most of the homeowners prefer the heating and cooling ductwork to be installed on the site. In such case, the factory will prepare the home for the site work to install heating and cooling systems by adding chases to run the power lines, and duct work to the attic spaces of the home. Ductwork The ductwork of the home will be located […]

Why Prefab Homes Construction is More Sustainable than Conventional Home Construction

Modular construction has shown a significant growth in the last decade. Many potential homebuyers believe that this is because modular construction is less time consuming and a lot cheaper than conventional site-built home construction. However, many recent studies conducted by experts in the housing industry revealed that these are not just the reasons for the popularity of prefab homes. Small prefab homes are eco-friendly, self-sustainable and they can be customized according to the needs of the homeowner. In addition to that, the construction process of prefab homes is also a lot more sustainable. Here are a few reasons that will […]

Few Things to Include in your Prefab Housing Contract

The first and most important thing to do after finding a prefab home dealer with a project estimate is to create a proper contact. You should make sure that the formal contract is fully detailed and accurate before you sign it. So, ask your home builder to include all the necessary details including the small ones. If you want to include any upgrades or any other extras to your prefab home, then you should also enter it in the contract. If you fail to state all of your demands and wishes in your contract clearly, then the homebuilder may forget […]

Financing your Prefab Home

Many prefab homebuyers have a misconception that prefab homes are a new housing concept. In reality, prefab homes have been around us in some form for more than a few decades. However, it is true that they grew immensely popular over the last ten years or so. If the immense popularity and convenience offered by prefab homes are urging you to build a new prefab housing structure, then you will initially need to know how to finance your prefab home. Most banks and lending organizations generally issue a loan, which goes through two stages when you are financing prefab homes. […]

Prefab Home Heating and Cooling Systems

If you are considering prefab housing as an option to build your dream home, then you will need to think about the heating and cooling system for the prefab home. Usually, it is an afterthought, but the heating and cooling system that you choose for your home will have a big impact on the costs and quality of life in the home. Let us look at some of the heating and cooling options that are available for prefab homes. There are mainly three options for heating and cooling systems – split systems, wood heaters, and ducted systems. Read on to […]