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5 advantages of owning a prefabricated house

5 advantages of owning a prefabricated house

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Searching for the perfect home for you and your family can be a hard and long task. This is why most people are tempted to build their own houses. In that case, you’ll have to decide between a stick-built house and a prefabricated home. Stick-built means your home is built the old and traditional way, with a crew on site for months raising the home, dealing with weather issues and miscalculation, and fitting it with plumbing and electricity. A prefab home, on the other hand, comes in pre-built parts that are usually easy and quick to install.

What is a Prefab Home?

The word “prefab” stands for prefabricated. The first step in the process of making one of these houses is to manufacture it in a factory setting and transfer it to the designated location. This type of home is extremely easy to make and move in comparison to a traditional home by adapting a production line similar to the ones that automotive industries use.

Prefab homes come in three main iterations: manufactured, kit, and modular. Here’s a brief breakdown of each:

  • Manufactured homes: A home in this category is built in sections and pieced together by professionals and heavy machinery at its final site. These must follow HUD requirements, though.
  • Kit homes:  These homes are much simpler than a manufactured home, though they follow a similar build to the piecing style. Most homebuyers can build a kit home themselves.
  • Modular homes: These homes feature much more personalization, companies will often let you customize the floor plan of your purchase. However, unlike manufactured and kit homes, modular homes have an immovable foundation.

The Pros of Prefab Homes

1. Exceptional Energy Efficiency

One of the benefits of prefab homes is that they tend to be highly energy efficient. Their tight seams and tall windows keep heat in. In Kambio’s case, our homes count on solar panels on the roof that will generate enough energy to sustain day-to-day activities. As a bonus, our homeowners have the option to choose from rainwater harvesting systems that will help to lower their carbon footprint and protect our environment as well as save a great deal of money from energy and water bills.

2. Great Structure

Modular homes’ tight construction has earned them a reputation for being able to withstand natural disasters. Kambio’s homes come with steel structures that guarantee a much safer building in case of a natural disaster. Prefabricated homes can be often confused with mobile homes. Prefabricated homes go into a foundation like any other home. Here in Kambio, we use special foundation technology called “Stopdigging screws”. This tool makes the creation of the foundations much easier and quicker while avoiding unnecessary destruction of the surrounding surfaces and environment during installation.

3. Fast Construction

Fast construction is one of the big advantages of prefab homes. Because the parts of a prefab home come pre-made, all you have to do is assemble them and hook up the home to the needed utilities. The prefab goes up much faster because it arrives partially constructed. That means fewer days with laborers on-site and less vulnerability to weather delays and illnesses that can extend the construction process by days and weeks. Still, there’s more to consider than just the construction time. Site preparation, including obtaining permits, can be a lengthy process.

4. Design Flexibility

Imagine how pleasant it would be to design your dream. Kambio allows you to do just that. With a wide range of materials for flooring, walls, and surfaces the design combinations are endless.

By choosing to buy a modular house from Kambio, you have the power to pick from 3 models which offer different sizes. Either way, the customer always has the option to expand their modular homes to fulfill their needs.

Simple Living

A final advantage to living in a prefabricated home is adapting to a simpler lifestyle. Manufactured homes are usually less spacious than traditional homes, which translates into less maintenance. This reduced responsibility to maintain the home in shape has been associated with improved mental and physical health in homeowners of all ages.

Many people who invest in a modular home subscribe to the “less is more” mentality. This way of thinking has been scientifically proven to increase the overall well-being of individuals who embrace this lifestyle.

Taking into consideration all of the benefits modular home-living provides its owners, it’s not hard to understand why prefab homes are highly sought after. As the pandemic continues to shift migratory trends, we can expect to see more families and individuals look into different ways of living, modular home-living being one of them.



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