Modular, or prefabricated homes have been around for years, and have been used for both commercial and residential purposes. These homes, built off site, vary in shapes and sizes, and are often manufactured with some of the world’s most innovative construction.
There is much more to these homes than meets the eye. Here are five facts you might not have known about modular homes.
Modular Homes Can Go Anywhere (Almost)
If planning to build a home on rough terrain or in a hard-to-access location, modular homes are the perfect solution. These homes are built off site which means access to the building site will be kept to a minimum.
Design Possibilities Are Endless
Modular homes are often thought of as boxy, simple or cheap. It is true these homes were created for efficiency and affordability, but today so many more options are available. From custom designs and layouts to sustainability extras, modular homes can be high-end modern or country chic with a wrap-around verandah.
Modular Homes Have Been Around For Years
The use of prefabricated materials dates as far back as AD 43 when Romans needed to build quick dwellings. The earliest documented prefabricated construction was in 1579. This building was constructed in the Netherlands, disassembled and transported to London. Modular homes were also abundant in the 1940s and 50s, due to a shortage of housing after World War 2.
Modulars Can Help Reduce Your Environmental Footprint
Modular home builders focus on green energy and non-toxic or low-toxin materials, which leads to a healthier home. Modular homes contribute to waste reduction, use the most up-to-date recycled materials for construction, are often powered by solar panels and energy batteries and use solar-based water heating systems.
Modular Homes are Strong
Modular homes are built in controlled, off-site facilities, therefore are built strong and built to last. Some places even offer earthquake-resistant homes made from styrofoam.
Whatever your reason for choosing a modular home, Eagle Homes produces high-quality, affordable options. Contact us
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