Can Modular Homes Be Built During Winter?

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Historically, winter weather has hindered the home building process, but this is no longer the case. Modern technology has improved to the point that home construction can take place even throughout the winter season. Leading this technological advancement is the modular home. Consider the following benefits of choosing a modular home for winter building.

What Does the Winter Building Process Look Like?

General contractors can build modular homes even in cold months for the following reasons.

Off-site construction

Professionals build modular homes in a factory setting where the weather cannot affect the speed and efficiency of construction. Everything is done indoors and out of the elements, which eliminates delays and difficulties brought on by extreme cold or heat.

Speedy assembly

Since modular homes are built within the walls of a factory, assembly of the home occurs at the same time that the site’s excavation and foundation are being constructed. Combining these two steps greatly speeds up the assembly process.

Lower building cost

The benefits of modular homes don’t just stop at efficiency. They also provide a cost-effective option. The process of assembling a modular home in a factory means the pricing is stable. There will not be any need to use temporary heating methods to fight against the winter weather, nor will there be any worries about snow or rain soaking the inside until a roof is built. And most importantly, there is no need to be cornered into the higher-priced market of a spring-time build.

Are There Any Disadvantages to Winter Building?

Although many new technologies help during winter-time construction projects, building a non-modular home in the cold of winter still poses a risk for a few disadvantages.

Possible assembly delay

It is possible that the construction of a non-modular home may be delayed due to weather. A cold snap can freeze a project for days or even weeks. Weather, of course, can be a factor in delaying home construction in any climate or season since the rain has the ability to halt a project as well.

Temporary Heating

If a cold snap hits during a construction project, it may be necessary to bring a source of temporary heating to protect pipes and assist in installing flooring and drywall, as well as, to keep the construction crew from getting too cold. This temporary heating will add to the cost of construction.

When is the Best Time to Build a Home?

Actually, anytime that works for the homeowner is the best time to build. A qualified modular home company builds in all seasons. Modular homes provide a convenient and cost-effective option that can be built at any time throughout the year.

If you’d like to know more about the benefits of modular homebuilding, do not hesitate to call us today. At Next Modular, we know that choosing a home is likely one of the most important financial decisions you will make. As an experienced modular home builder, we are committed to being your guiding light through this process.

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