With the challenges of weather, transportation, and the storage and handling costs of building materials for on-site construction, you would think that all home construction would be built with modular construction. Actually, there really isn’t too much in the ‘pro’ column when considering building a home on site. Of course, you may think that a site-built home is superior. However, today there is actually little evidence to show that site-built homes are better than modular homes. As a matter of fact it may just be a delusion that people just can’t seem to let go of.
With modular construction there is still site work and the stacking of the modules. With modular construction, the building process is shorter on site too, because the modules fit together the way they should.
While modular construction is gaining in interest and popularity, it may not be surpassing traditional construction right because the people who build things are not factory people. This has nothing to do with the ‘facts’ of modular construction. This has nothing to do with the customization of modular homes. This has nothing to do with the ease and speed of modular construction. This has to do with traditional builders who want fresh air and the chance to build things in a less-structured environment.
Someday very soon, consumers and contractors are going to pass on the hassles, challenges, fluctuating budgets, an slow construction times of site-built homes and they will start demanding modular home construction. Perhaps by that time there will be a new breed of builders who are ready to embrace building in a factory.
For more information on modular construction, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.
Excerpts - Constructioninformer.com