Modular Housing and Energy Efficiency

Modular Homes have the great advantages of being both affordable and energy efficient. This makes them popular with home buyers who have paid a disproportionate percentage of their income on electric and heating bills.

Fortunately there is much that can be done to enhance the energy efficiency of modular homes and thereby lower energy expenses. The manufacturing process of Modular Homes is itself conducive to energy savings because there is production in volume and greater quality control. In many ways, this translates into using less energy overall by building indoors in a factory as opposed to building outdoors where weather and other factors can cause delays and lower productivity. The use of sustainable materials such as recycled steel can further “green” the house manufacturing and site construction process.

Quality engineering and the latest construction techniques of modular homes significantly increase the energy-efficiency of your home. This ensures it will be economical to own and comfortable to live in regardless of the weather. In addition, most modular home wall framing allows for more insulation to be placed in the wall, ensuring greater energy efficiency. Modular homes have much less air infiltration, which is one of the largest causes of heat loss in a home. The fact that these homes are constructed in a factory allows the manufacturer to place more sealants, such as caulking, in problem areas that site builders have no access to. A manufacturer is able to create a better seal around electrical outlets and fixtures because they can access the walls behind, above and underneath these areas.