Modular homes in Ontario are being built more and more in rural areas that are often referred to as cottage country. They are an excellent option for a second home or cottage. From custom designs to top quality building materials, prefabricated homes
are a convenient, affordable and worthwhile investment.
Offering similar perks to that of large construction companies, the following are some additional benefits of choosing a prefabricated home over the conventional ‘cookie cutter' style home.
Design and Engineering Teams
Concept design begins with the ideas and personal specifications of the buyer. A skilled team of designers and engineers take each case on an individual basis and allows for these ideas to be incorporated into a preliminary design sketch that is later articulated into a comprehensive blueprint by a professional architect.
Right from the beginning of the design stage, environmentally friendly tactics are implemented into the house plan. This process begins with basic positioning of the house in a way that makes efficient use of the sun. By placing windows, skylights and heat absorbing surfaces strategically, the sun can contribute to lighting and heating efforts.
A properly thought-out insulation plan alongside a full house wrap can provide additional energy efficiency. All of these considerations result in large savings on monthly utilities.
Framing – Fundamental design lets buyers choose between rooms or open spaces. Have peace of mind knowing that the highest grade export quality lumber is used to build the structure.
Windows – With reliable structural integrity against storms and break-ins, windows play a major role in air circulation and natural lighting in a home.
Additions – Screened in porches, sun decks and other additions are options to consider for a build.
Siding/Roofing - Choose from many different colors and styles. Top quality siding comes with long lasting guarantees, some upwards of 50 years.
Hardwood Flooring - Choose from different styles and quality of lumber. Hardwood floor is considered a healthy choice when compared to carpet. It's much easier to clean and maintain and can increase the value of a home.
Interior Doors - Choose from several different motifs such as thick solid lumber doors to semi-hollowed and economical. This choice can play a critical role in the overall feel of the interior.
Ceiling and Wall Paneling - Get a custom look of wood, with tongue and groove ceiling or wall panels that can transform the look of a room. Paneling often comes prepared with a pre-finished clear coat so it's ready for installation immediately.
Architectural Millwork - Choose from a wide selection of interior trim/millwork products including baseboards, casings, crown molding, doors and window jambs and wainscoting in both pre-finished, or natural wood look.
Stairs and Railing Systems - Stairs and railings are a principle part of design. Since prefabrication companies are in the unique position of drawing up plans, they are able to incorporate stylish, unique and precise assemblies.
In addition to these benefits for prefabricated housing, it should be noted that panelized homes
are hoisted in a fraction of the time compared to conventional methods. Houses come in pre-made sections that are put together like a puzzle in a precise and efficient manner. The average time it takes to put up a prefabricated structure is between 120 and 180 days.