Panelized homes are offering a wider range of people the opportunity to enjoy custom designing and building a dream home
. While many believe that this construction method is only suited for cottages, more and more people are taking advantage of the benefits that come from working with a company that offers ready-to-assemble home building packages. This revolutionary way of homebuilding is proven to be highly cost-efficient and requires only a fraction of the time it takes to build a new home using traditional construction methods.
Myths and Facts
There are many common misconceptions about the process involved with pre-engineered homes
. Below are some myths and facts regarding custom designing and building a new, panelized home.
Myth: It is a long and expensive process to custom design a home.
Having a home custom designed can be a very expensive process. Hiring someone to take your concepts and ideas and incorporate them into an architecturally sound design can cost thousands of dollars. When working with a company that specializes in panelized homes, clients have access to a professional engineer and custom design team. Working closely with your team, preliminary sketches and blueprints that articulate your unique needs and desired features will be drawn up and reviewed by an architect, all of which are included in the cost of your building package.
Myth: It is cheaper to buy an existing home than to custom build a new one.
For those that wish to live in expensive downtown markets, it can be more affordable to purchase an existing home, as land is limited. However, building on the outskirts of a city, such as in suburban or rural areas or in infill neighbourhoods, it can be far less expensive to build a new home instead of buying one. The benefits include having the opportunity to custom design the home you have always dreamt of owning, with specific features that suit the needs of you and your family.
While some may argue that purchasing an existing structure and renovating it accordingly also provides the opportunity to customize a home, renovations can be very difficult to accurately budget for. Oftentimes, tearing down one wall will lead to a whole new series of unexpected problems that must be dealt with and paid for. Furthermore, dealing with a series of contractors can be stressful and chaotic. The panelized method offers a streamlined process and homeowners will work with one company from beginning to end.
Myth: Building a new home is a long process.
Pre-fabricated homes are built in an indoor factory, meaning that there is no need to put off construction during cold or wet seasons. This capacity for year-round building means that the entire building process from beginning to end generally takes five to seven months.
This turnkey system includes all interior and exterior finishes. Homeowners also have the benefit of working with a professional consultant who will assist in selecting the best finishes to complement the home's interior features. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed with a full warranty.