The current homebuying market is…well, let’s just say it’s something. While it can be easy in this housing climate to become overwhelmed, there are some solutions available for easing the potential stress. One of those solutions? Factory-built homes! Understandably, there are lots of questions about prefabricated homes. But factory-built housing has come a long way, and these days you can get a factory-built home that’s virtually indistinguishable from the site-built alternative.
Here are the top reasons why your next home should be manufactured in a factory instead of built on-site!
More people are becoming aware that “stick-at-a-time” homebuilding is very costly…and costs are only going up! And here’s the thing you might not be aware of: because of this awareness, many homes built in newer subdivisions have off-site components brought in to reduce labor costs and speed up the building time. Since labor is one of the costlier parts of building, we systemize the build of components such as walls, flooring, insulation and more. What does this mean? We take care of building a production setting without sacrificing quality. This, as you might imagine, greatly reduces the cost of the house.
The sheer volume of output from a Champion Homes manufacturing facility leads to economies of scale which can’t be touched by on-site construction methods. Think: more for less! When you factor this into the plethora of model options we have for you to choose from, your pocketbook will thank you for choosing factory-built!
If you’ve ever had an on-site home built or know someone who has, we likely don’t have to tell you about the countless frustrating delays that are to be expected in the traditional homebuilding process. Bathroom walls need finishing, but the plumber hasn’t come? Delay. Kitchen lights need to be turned on, but the inspector hasn’t come? Delay. Rain and snow won’t let up? Delay. Fed up yet? With Champion Homes, you get a Smarter Way to Build®. That means these problems don’t exist. Seriously! In many of our manufacturing facilities, our skilled craftspeople are churning out multiple homes in a single day.
Our superior building environment lets us take advantage of some great techniques, which streamlines processes such as wall painting, cabinet installation and more! Watch this TikTok to see some of it in action!
Take a look at some of our smarter-built kitchens below!
If the last 2 reasons didn’t sway you enough, this last one will! Our manufactured and modular homes are built with high quality processes and materials, making them durable and perfect for any life stage you may be in. If something has to drive down a highway to get to its destination, you bet your bottom dollar it must be built in a way that sustains its strength throughout the ride. Our homes do. Every day.
Remember those skilled craftspeople we mentioned earlier? They make a world of a difference. Here’s the thing: with a site-built home, you’ll likely work with a general contractor who will perform the bulk of the construction. You know the saying: ‘jack of all trades…’ Well, in our factories the team is divided up into specialized crews. These skilled workers do a very particular range of tasks day in and day out, and they do them very well!
Not to mention, all of our homes (even our tiny homes) are built to very strict standards and codes, which we meet and/or surpass with each home! Whether you’re getting a manufactured home, a modular home, or a park model, you can count on getting quality!
Not to mention, the quality reporting in off-site building is superior as well. Just like the Senate has checks and balances, our process does as well to maintain the quality from the beginning to the end. Our floor plans and designs must be approved by HUD. We have inspections in every single station of the production line, with supervisors at every level. We also have third party inspectors within the facility that will walk every house at least once but can actually inspect any house at any time in the process and as many times as they want.
This is all in addition to our regular audits. Long story short? We take quality seriously, unlike many general contractors who can throw the tools in the truck and move on to somewhere new.
YES, the home above IS a manufactured home!
Buying a home is arguably one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. Don’t let the growing list of pains associated with building an on-site home get you down, there’s a smarter way to build®! With Champion Homes, you can experience what building and buying a home should feel like. Ready to get that feeling now? Get in touch with a local independent retailer today!