Modular homes are now popular due to a number of reasons, especially for eco-conscious homeowners. Apart from being the most advanced in green technology and architecture, they are also known to be energy efficient and sustainable. With rainwater systems, using recycled materials, net-zero emissions and the possibility of installing solar panels, they are a popular choice among people who care for the environment and want to spend less in the long run.
Lower Building Cost
Due to the nature of modular homes being made in a controlled factory environment before being transported to the construction site, there is better planning of resources and hence less wastage of material. You also have the choice of selecting your own appliances which means that even your options could be energy efficient. To begin with, modular homes already cost very much less than site-built home. With modular homes being built in factories following specific requirements and measurements, excess materials will be less likely to be produced thus reducing building waste drastically. Wastage on site is also reduced due to strict guidelines on how modular homes are being assembled. Simply put, less wastage also means lower cost for homeowners.
As modular houses are constructed using building blocks in the factory, the building blocks are designed to fit with tight tolerances. Due to the tight tolerances, air is less likely to leak in or out, giving good insulation in the floors, ceilings and walls and having to use less energy. Moisture and draft buildup are lessened as well, which will save you money from avoidable repairs and maintenance in the future.
Better Planning Ahead
Precautions can be put in place when contractors are able to analyze your home’s future location and design. Potential energy leaks can be recognized and this will help in making better planning ahead to conserve energy. In addition, modular homes are also usually designed with the goal of reducing heat loss from pipes. Places in need of water including the kitchen and bathrooms have their pipes grouped together which significantly helps in lessening heat lost and therefore conserving energy.
Newer and Better Equipment
With the advancement of technology today, energy efficient appliances and equipment are being innovated. Building a modular home from scratch would mean there is a wide array of brand new energy efficient appliances that you as the homeowner get to choose. These include using low-energy light bulbs that are more durable and energy-efficient. With the options available, you have complete control over your selection of energy efficient equipment and appliances that will help you to save money.
Modular housing is not just cost efficient in terms of home building, it also helps in your expenses in the long run due to its energy efficient nature. Michigan Home Zones is your ideal partner in achieving your own modular dream home. Our expert and reliable team is ready to take you through the entire process of designing and building your very own home. Contact us now to find out more about our homes and discuss about your ideal new modular home.