Are Manufactured Homes the Ecological Wave of the Future?

Creating a smaller carbon footprint to construct – manufactured homes are less expensive, just as attractive, and more ecological than traditional stick-built housing.

Ordinarily, when homebuyers purchase a new home, they wanted all. High-tech appliances, state-of-the-art interconnectivity, energy efficiency, and all other great price. While many traditional homeowners consider building from the ground up, more often than not…they’re put off by the very real prospect of potential cost overruns, dealing with contractors and subcontractors, delays in the project – and the general headache involved with a traditional site-built home.

Fortunately for today’s consumers, those days are over. Buying a manufactured home is the wave of the future. Built in climate-controlled factories, manufactured homes are delivered on time. Very seldom does poor weather set back construction timetables. Likewise, the building materials are housed indoors, so there is no loss due to such issues as weather, theft or vandalism that exist on a traditional construction site.

 Ecological and fiscally responsible

Construction costs are minimized. Because manufactured home factories order their supplies in bulk, they are able to pass those savings on to the buyer. The result is a high-quality product at very affordable rates.

When built properly, the modern manufactured home and it’s additions look as architecturally fashionable as its stick-built counterparts. A passé concept that died with the Rockford files, the old notion that manufactured homes look like dilapidated trailers is ancient folklore. With today’s modern prefabricated homes, any style you can dream up, can be designed and built fast and efficiently. Limited only by your imagination and your budget, anything you can dream up, they can build. Like building blocks of a stronger future, the “boxes” that will ultimately be attached to build your home have to pass quality control checkpoints along the way, the finished product will most likely be and more durable and better built than a traditional site built housing.

Never mind the headaches of dealing with multiple contractors and subcontractors, and trying to schedule them all yourself! With a manufactured home, the finished boxes are delivered directly to your home site with electrical and plumbing systems all installed and ready to be hooked up. Short of the work it will take to set the boxes on the foundation and attach everything, your home will virtually be ready for you to move in on delivery day. You’ll have your occupancy permit in hand in no time.

Those interested in knowing more about buying a manufactured home, find a manufactured-homes representative in your area. You will work with a design consultant who will show you sample floor plans and work with you to customize your dream home for size, upgrades and special features, all the while taking your budget into account. Your dealer will know all the ins and outs of the permitting process and guide you through with experience and confidence. Many dealers will assist you in arranging the site work that will be necessary to prepare your lot, including plumbing and septic work, utilities, site clearing and the pouring of your home’s foundation. From your first phone call until the moment you are handed the keys, your representative will work with you to make the process as streamlined and headache-free as possible.

Manufactured homes are an outstanding turn-key solution for a brand-new, affordable home!