Prefab homes have started becoming very common in Florida. Also called prebuilt homes, prefabricated, prefab or modular homes are simply homes that are built primarily in a factory before being shipped to the site for final assembly. With the attention to detail as well as the efficiency that comes from refining a work process over the years in the factory, there are a number of environmental and economic benefits of investing in Florida prefab homes. The following are some of them.
First of all, investing in a prefab home means less waste. A about a quarter of all the non-industrial waste in the United States of America is generated by the construction and demolition industry – this is an immense figure given the total amount of waste that is produced by the country. As manufacturing processes are developed over time, prefab home builders develop greater efficiency in their production, and they can more accurately gauge the amount of material that is required for the job, something that leads to less waste.
Because the construction materials are stored in the factory, this also means that leftovers are more likely to be kept and reused later on. Also, chances of materials getting stolen, vandalized, or damaged are low, something that tends to happen a lot on construction sites and less so in factories.
However, Florida prefab homes do require more material in their construction compared to the non-prefab homes due to the fact that they need to be reinforced for delivery to the site. How much extra will depend on how efficient the prefab home builder is, but it generally falls in the 10% to 30% range. When you look at all the factors that cause loss of materials on a job site and take into account that the extra materials used for reinforcement make the prefab home more durable, it absolutely makes more sense for the extra materials to be attached to the prefab home instead of lying around on the job site.