18 Jul What Makes Modular Homes Energy Efficient?
While it is impossible to cut down on energy waste within site-built homes, modular homes offer a number of pre-loaded, energy-efficient benefits.
How does building modular increase energy efficiency?
Several factors contribute to lower energy use within modular homes.
1. Better insulation
Modular homes are factory-constructed into building blocks that are specifically designed to fit together with tight tolerances. This tighter fit results in better insulation. Tightly insulated walls, floors, and ceilings keep air from leaking in or out. They also cut down on drafts and moisture buildup. Better insulation saves you money and energy.
2. Ability to plan ahead
Contractors can analyze the home’s design as well as the home’s future location to identify potential energy leaks. With this knowledge, they can plan ahead and put precautions in place to prevent these problems from happening.
3. New equipment
A brand new, custom-built home means brand new appliances. As technology improves over time, industrial appliances are more energy-efficient than ever. As the homeowner, you have the option of choosing equipment and appliances that are specifically designed to conserve energy and save you money.
How else does building modular save you money?
You won’t just save money on energy costs. Building modular can also save you money in other ways.
1. Lower building cost
Modular homes cost significantly less than their site-built counterparts. Factory-building allows for less material waste and better planning. You also have the option of providing your own appliances, which can be much cheaper if you find a good deal.
2. Avoid “fixer-upper” expenses
Investing in a traditional fixer-upper can rack up expenses very quickly. Even if you think you’ll only need a little paint here and there, you could suffer issues with appliances, roofs, ductwork, etc. Starting from scratch and building modular saves you the cost of fixing up someone else’s home.
3. Value appreciates over time
Certain houses, like mobile homes, depreciate in value over time. Custom-built modular homes actually grow in value, as long as you take care of them. Additionally, modular homes offer the ability to add new rooms and features at any time. If you decide you want to sell your modular home, your resale value will be quite high.
Investing in a modular home means investing in a list of long-term benefits. Low price and high energy efficiency are just two reasons to consider building prefab.
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. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to call us today.