09:48AM | 12/04/98
Hi gang,

Anyone have comments on getting a prefab house built?



06:02AM | 02/15/99
Some prefabs are very good.

Visit several structures of builders you like and inspect very carefully some of their finished homes to spot quality problems like roof line variations, interior walls and floors for any sign of trouble. Look at mechanicals and doors like you were buying that particular home

The most imortant feature to watch for is the foundation. These homes are made for a particular footprint and are very unforgiving to unlevel foundations and incorrect dimensions.

Also you have little chance to make changes to a prefab home once it is built and that is long before it arrives to your site. They do tend be be a little more simple than some high end homes, but that is where value is gained.

Remember you need to dictate the quality and some types of the materials as you would in a regular home or you may be suprised later.

The prefabs usally come with stronger warrenties than cutom homes and are a one stop shop when trouble arrises.

Also if you want a faster construction time, prefab is typically inside a partial week when the modules show up and are put into place so you can get on to the next phase quickly.



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