Earth Day is April 22nd and to help celebrate we thought we would take a moment to remind local residents of the eco-friendly nature of prefab homes. While prefab homes of the past had a bad rap, the modular or prefabricated homes of today offer the latest in green architecture and technology. And, as the trusted experts in prefab homes for Springfield, we would like to tell you more about them and why they make a great option in eco-friendly home construction.
Reduction in Waste
Limited waste is one of the greatest and greenest benefits of prefab homes. Prefab homes are built in factories according to specific measurements so there is no need for excess material, which reduces building waste significantly. The prefabrication of trusses, frames and other parts can reduce waste by more than half compared to stick built homes.
And, since a very small amount of construction occurs on-site or outdoors, pollutants, adhesives and other waste materials have little to no impact on the surface environment and neighboring properties.
Healthier Building Techniques
Modular or prefab homes are often held to higher sustainable standards than stick built homes. There is a real focus on clean and green energy as well as in using non-toxic or low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) materials.
Since prefab homes are built to be transported; they are more sturdily built than traditional homes and offer increased efficiency. And, by building indoors, builders are able to more easily make sure that energy-saving features like insulation are carefully and properly installed for maximum effectiveness.
Climate controlled factory conditions and procedures optimize thermal insulation & barrier installation, resulting in a tighter and better insulated home that requires less energy to heat & cool.
A modular home builder like us adheres to the same strict building codes as traditional construction companies. And, as you can see, because of the way they are built, modular homes are more environmentally-friendly.
Thanks to high quality engineering and innovations at Carbide Construction, our modular homes are energy-efficient and offer a wide array of other benefits.
There are so many wonderful benefits to choosing this type of construction and we look forward to sharing them with you! To learn more about prefab homes in Springfield, Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington and the surrounding areas, call Carbide Construction at 703-550-8711 or you can Contact Us.