While there is often a misconception about the “cookie-cutter” quality of prefab homes, the advancements in customizability and aesthetic appeal have the popularity of these types of homes ever-rising! “Prefab home” is a rather broad term that can refer to different kinds of homes, including modular and panel-built homes. Prefab is simply short for prefabricated, meaning that portions of the structure were built in a factory rather than having supplies brought in and a structure built on the job site. In other words, prefabricated homes are built in sections in a home building facility and then moved to a home site to be assembled.
For modular homes, the home is assembled using prefabricated modules. The modules are almost box-like portions of a house that are brought in on the back of a truck and then lifted, lowered into place, and assembled using a crane. The modules are then secured together to form one structure. In the early days of modular homes, the homes had to be specific sizes in order to be transported. As the industry grows and advances, modular homes are becoming much more customizable per the homeowner’s desires and needs.
Panel-built homes are created when the walls and floors of a home are brought in from a factory. A panel-built home is started by laying the floor, then using a crane to lower the panels, or each section of the walls, into place one at a time. If a homeowner has an idea in mind for a home that does not work well with the module option, a panel-built prefab allows for more customization.
Benefits of Owning Prefab Homes in Alberta
Prefab homes provide all kinds of great benefits for homeowners. If you are tired of living in an apartment and paying excessive rent money without building any personal equity, consider the following benefits of prefab homes in Alberta:
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