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The factory-built advantage

One of the greatest advantages to factory-built homes is that they are constructed entirely within a controlled climate. Construction can continue year round and because the assembly line workers don’t need to be skilled carpenters they can work for much less than what on-site contractors are normally paid. The benefits of this time and cost reduction can be passed on to the home buyer in the form of very significant savings.

Manufactured homes manufacturers have their factories located to make the most efficient use of transportation, materials and labor. Therefore, the houses can be built better, faster, more efficiently and more economically. There is so much less wasted materials when homes are being built in the factory and no worries of theft, vandalism or weather damage. Each of these are common with stick-built construction. After delivery to the site, all factory-built housing can be assembled, closed in and occupied in a matter of days or weeks.

The precision machinery used in fabrication will accept only high quality kiln-dried lumber, unlike the “green” boards which often go into stick-built houses. In the well built factory built homes joints are both nailed and glued. The resulting tight construction makes the houses stronger and more energy efficient. Prefabricated components are built extra rigid to hold up during shipping and assembly, which makes the houses better able to withstand earthquakes and severe wind storms. It is estimated that many of today’s factory-built homes have 20 to 30 percent more lumber as compared to stick-built homes. In general, Manufactured Homes are over engineered to withstand transportation to the site.


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