How The Modular Home Industry In becoming User-Friendly
In the early days of the modular home industry, home manufacturers would often use materials which simply were hard to find from traditional home construction materials suppliers. Some of these materials were chosen because they could be adapted to the assembly line approach to building modular home modules.
But with the enormous advances in all building materials which the past twenty years have brought, the modular home industry now has access to the same materials, and can use the same tools, as congenital home builders use. Being able to manufacture homes with mainstream materials has given a tremendous lift to the modular home industry’s business.
The Shoe Is On The Other Foot
One of the more surprising developments in home construction is that the equipment once used only by the modular home industry has now been adopted for use in every area of traditional home construction, as general contractors realize it will help them become more efficient in their own home construction efforts. So modular home construction and traditional home construction now resemble each other more closely than at any time in their past.
One of the techniques which originated with the modular home industry which has found favor among many general contractors is the efficient framing method found in modular home manufacturing facilities. The modular home industry was the first to develop the advanced fasteners which are now regularly used by thousands of traditional home construction companies. These fastener systems greatly reduce the time it takes to frame a traditional home.
Slow To Change
When the modular home industry began to develop its advanced finishing materials and and fasteners, they were largely ignored by the traditional home construction companies because they did not meet the accepted standards for materials and fasteners which the construction business had used in the past. The traditional construction standards called for materials which could withstand outdoor conditions, while the fasteners and materials made for the modular home industry were used only in an indoor factory setting.
But all of that has changed as the Modular Homes industry kept improving their materials and fasteners, which have now made the crossover to traditional home construction. Nail guns and glue guns have usurped the traditional hammer, and traditional homes are now built more quickly, and more strongly as well.
Traditionally-built homes now include drywall, plumbing, wiring and many other features installed with techniques and tools borrowed from the modular home industry, and the biggest beneficiaries of the change are the homeowners!
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