Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Modular Homes: The Wave of the Future?

As I was searching for stories and news about modular and prefab housing, I came across this article on the Opposing Views website. I thought it was cute but as I read further into it I found that it is just another article telling everyone that prefab or modular housing is the wave of the future IF it looks like a flat-roofed Lego designed box.

The reporter apparently doesn’t know that modular housing can be customized and made to look like any kind of housing the customer could design. No, he is so enamored with the Lego boxes that he completely ignores the more than 5 decades of real modular homes that have been built everywhere in the US. We, the modular housing industry, must begin showing these “stuck in West Coast mode” reporters that we actually exist and are so far ahead of the Lego boxes in both design, sustainability and energy savings.

Here is the article: 
Imagine your next home being built in a matter of days instead of months.
Modular housing eases the traditional issues that arise during construction, while also combating energy waste. Given the increasing amount of attention being devoted towards eco-friendly solutions to real life problems, it is easy to see why these homes are becoming more and more popular.
 Prefab – or modular – housing is essentially housing that is built in sections in a factory and then taken to a site to be built. Once the shell – literally the “shell” or the outside of the house – is erected, the rest of the home is built indoors. This technique allows constructors to avoid common setbacks like weather, and ultimately allows for the home to be built much faster – sometimes in a matter of weeks instead of months and years. Unlike mobile homes, modular homes are built on permanent foundations.
 Modular housing must conform to specific rules, guidelines and building codes that often surpass those of traditional on-site homes.
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