Monday, February 25, 2013

Another Big Advantage of Modular Home Construction

Just about every part of the country has been hit with lots of snow this year. Being a site builder when it snows means lots of extra work and when the frost leaves, you are still stuck with a wet subfloor that the unsuspecting home buyer will inherit along with all the squeaks associated with it.

If the side walls and trusses were also in place, how long do you think a site builder will for the whole house to dry out before they continue building? Answer, they won't wait any longer than it takes to get the snow off.

Where do you think all the water goes when the sun melts the snow?
Now consider the modular home. Every factory and modular home builder likes to tell you that it doesn't rain or snow in the factory. That's a fact Jack unless a tornado tears the roof off the building.

So which do you think delivers a drier, more efficient home?


Anonymous said...

Blu was advertising in Newsday on Long Island. I guess they could always ship the home on the LI

Scott Hedges said...

What if the cost to remove the snow off that deck is about the same price to keep the lights on in that building. What if it is nice to be your own boss with your own truck and your own tools and breath the fresh air and knock off when you feel like it, and not when the roster says, is worth quite a bit?

What if the moisture content of that subfloor that got snowed on was identical to the moisture content of the subfloor in your factory built home if you were to measure it 20 days after the family moved into the home and set the thermostat where they wanted it?

What if the poor snowed on home didn't have squeaks or screw pops at a statistically different rate than the factory home.

I'm beginning to think that factory sales men are really no different to architects when it comes to explaining why they remain so peripheral to the building industry.

Both architects and factory salesmen hold that if customers would only learn to appreciate the the things THEY DO, that they would make different purchasing decisions.

I never thought I'd lump the practical and hard working sales people who deal with average families, with the impractical and hysterical designistas who must find customers who can buy anything they want in order to ply their trade ... but there you have it - both rely on fictions that bear no resemblance to the actual economics of the housing industry or the actual productivity rates and economics of the supply chain in order to JUSTIFY their business proposition.