Kit homes, also known as panelized prefabricated homes, are an innovative method of home construction and are becoming much more common throughout the industry. What makes kit homes different from other forms of construction is that kit homes have wall components constructed off-site before they are shipped off to the site and assembled. Pacific Homes is a leader in this field, constructing panelized, prefabricated homes since 1981. This post will highlight why you should work with our Pacific Homes team of experts and make the home of your dreams a kit home rather than using other, more traditional construction methods.
Kit Homes vs. Modular Homes
Modular homes are houses that have components that are built off-site, and then are also assembled offsite before shipping. Having to ship an already assembled home is more expensive and also may restrict the home from including certain design choices. Assembling the prefabricated panels on-site, as you do with kit homes, makes the shipping process simpler, more cost effective, and allow you to customize any aspect of your home without limitations. Because of these limitations put upon modular homes, most builders of modular homes will have a series of home plans you can choose from, but not truly make your own. At Pacific Homes, we do offer our series of Inspirational Home Plans, but these are just intended to be a jumping off point. You can then take these plans or any plans of your own, and work alongside our design team to create the perfect home for you. Any design detail you want is possible when building a prefabricated kit home with Pacific Homes.
Kit Homes vs Stick-Framed Homes
While using the traditional stick-framed homes, wooden wall components are exposed to the elements for many weeks. Rain and snow will slightly warp the wood and can even begin to grow mold which will significantly impact the strength and longevity of a home. At Pacific homes, our kit homes have all of their wall components constructed in a weather-controlled environment. This means that the wood is protected from harsh environments until they are delivered on-site. Once delivered on site, the panels are assembled and lock-up is completed in as little as a week.
Another benefit of building a kit home is that it is more environmentally friendly. At Pacific Homes, we reduce the waste created by traditional building methods and always use the most environmentally friendly materials available. This is achieved mostly because of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that uses computerized saws to minimize wood waste. Building a kit home will also keep your build site much cleaner. If there are any other aspects you would like to include or add to make your custom home more environmentally friendly, Pacific Homes can make it happen. Click here to learn more about our commitment to building green.
Compared to the more well known home construction methods, there are many advantages to building a prefabricated kit home. If you are interested in building the home of your dreams, or simply want to learn more about how we operate, get in contact with us below.