Here are the 3 top myths about panelized home construction. Most factory built home construction is significantly of lower quality than what you get when you go to a home builder. This is not the case at all. While it is true that you do spend a little more up front, in most cases you end up saving money in the long run because of better, more durable construction, better quality control, pre delivery inspections, and so forth.
I once had a client who wanted a panelized home construction project done on a shoestring budget. The client had told the builder that she wanted beautiful custom log homes, with high end heating and cooling, custom doors, and so on. The builder’s estimate was $150 per square foot, which was surprisingly low given the state of the economy. We had the job done on a shoestring budget because panelized home construction is a fairly new process. There are many advances in design, materials and technology, but it takes a while for the savings to begin coming in.
Another myth is that panelization is cheaper because it does not require as much labor. The fact of the matter is that panelization, when done properly, actually costs about the same or even less than traditional construction. That savings add up over time, which is why panelized home construction has become so popular and necessary in this day and age. In summary, panelized home construction saves time and money, and the many advances in design and technology mean that panelization is always going to be cheaper than conventional construction, meaning better value for your money.