Cold weather has settled in for the winter so you may assume all building plans are shelved for the moment. However, when it comes to modular builds and modular additions, any season is a great season to build! While outside building using the old stick built method can be loaded with complications and potential problems and challenges of winter weather, not so with a modular build! By having your home or addition constructed using modular building systems, the majority of your home will be built indoors in a climate-controlled facility thus preventing weather-related issues as well as possible future problems with your new structure. And, if you didn’t already know, modular building can also save you time and money! As experts in modular construction, we would like to tell you more about why modular is a great choice for your Falls Church area second story addition.
For one, the weather. If you choose to build using old, stick build building methods, you may be dealing with problems later on down the road because untreated wood doesn’t do so well with rain and snow. When moisture comes in contact with untreated wood, it naturally warps. This creates studs, joists and trusses that are not plumb and true, which results in crooked walls, floors and ceilings. However, with a modular second story addition, you won’t have this problem! Modular building systems allow you to build your addition almost totally indoors in a climate-controlled environment.
Building inside prevents many problems that can occur related to cold and harsh winter weather. And, once on the job site, the addition is lifted by crane and affixed to its new location. The roof is already done and the house becomes water tight the same day, preventing any damage that could occur in winter weather.
Modular additions and homes also have greater efficiency than stick-built ones; a major concern for local homeowners. Climate controlled factory conditions optimize thermal insulation & barrier installation, resulting in a tighter and better insulated home that requires less energy to heat & cool. And, thanks to high quality engineering and innovations at Carbide Construction, our modular homes are energy-efficient and easier on the environment too.
Overall, building your second story addition in a climate-controlled environment can overcome the challenges of winter weather and save you time and money.
Are you interested in learning more about a second story addition in Falls Church, Washington DC, Arlington, Fairfax or anywhere in the area? We can easily help you design your own unique and one-of-a-kind addition! Call Carbide Construction at 703-550-8711 or you can Contact Us.