Fast construction is one of the big advantages of Turnkey 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. Hence the name “modular.” 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.
A huge advantage of modular homes is that they are 100% built off-site. This makes them more energy efficient and sustainable, with all the extra materials recycled in-house.
With a stick-built home, the various contractors are in and out of the location on a regular basis. Since turnkey prefabricated homes are built in one location, all of the work is done in-house, so it saves time and leaves less of a carbon footprint.
One thing the business owner mentions is that his prefabricated homes are built to a higher standard compared to traditional custom homes, but I don’t feel that is necessarily true. The main difference would be that prefab turnkey homes are inspected at regular intervals throughout the manufacturing process, so quality control is guaranteed.
Along with the financial savings, the regulated process via the manufacturer is a big part of why there’s an advantage with modular homes:
Since prefabricated construction occurs in a controlled manufacturing environment and follows specified standards, the sub-assemblies of the structure will be built to a uniform quality. Construction site-built structures are dependent upon varying skill levels and the schedules of independent contractors. These all contribute to the craftsmanship and overall quality of given structure.
With prefabrication, each sub-assembly is built by an experienced crew in a weather-resistant factory, with multiple quality checks throughout the entire process. Some components of the prefabricated building are constructed using precise machine equipment to ensure conformity to building code.