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It takes on average 12 months to traditionally build a home stick by stick, brick by brick.  Being hampered by location and weather at every turn.  Many home building families are now seeing Prefab Factory built homes can be constructed on site in just a couple of days.

In 50 years not much has changed in the home building construction business, and still rely on a small army of trades to come to the site to build it one piece at a time.  When it rains, everything gets wet, and muddy.  Snow gets shoveled from inside the home and materials are damaged, dirtied and ruined.

Sask BC and Alberta Modular construction and RTM Homes
Sask BC and Alberta Modular construction and RTM Homes by Mountain View

We live in Canada.  We don’t have 12 months of excellent weather.  People Building new homes are beginning to realize that the damage that our climate has on both materials and schedule of completion.  They are also seeing that this can all be avoided by choosing a factory built RTM or Modular Cabin or Home.  

Having the entire inside of the home exposed to the elements is not healthy or good especially as we move away from real wood to glued USB strand board and other manufactured products that simply were not constructed to be in contact with rain, snow, elements and mud.

So instead of letting the harsh Canadian Environment pummel their home over the course of a year, that it takes to build they are choosing modular or Prefab construction.  A Prefab RTM or Modular Cabin or Home is constructed indoors in a factory away from the weather.  

The problem that the precision indoor home builders face is still the label manufactured.   Yes, they are manufactured in an indoor building facility but that doesn’t make them anything like a mobile home.  Mobile homes and Modular or RTM homes are not at all related.

A Prefab Modular or RTM factory built home follows all the same building code and uses the same materials as a regular home, but are built in a precision factory setting like Mountain View’s Southern Alberta’s largest indoor home building facility.

This house seen here on tracks within Mountain View’s Indoor Home Building Facility.

As the public begins to understand the difference between Modular Homes, RTM cabins, and prefab construction they are also starting to understand that by building indoors the materials and build are protected by the harsh climate of BC, Sask or Alberta.

By building in a factory setting, it allows them a much faster build, and they get to move into their new homes up to 50% faster than stick built alternatives.

Also, a factory build reduces waste dramatically.  All you have to do is stop in at a new build to see bin after bin of wastage.  Factories Factory-built reduce this because the materials can simply be moved to the next house, as opposed to disposed of.

Because a Modular home or an RTM home must travel by truck, and be put in place with a crane, they are built far stronger than their stick-built alternatives.

The speed of completion, Protection from climate damage and delays, and stronger homes are why the explosion of popularity for Modular Prefab Homes.

Architects, developers, and people in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia, have embraced this method of building their custom dream homes. (these provinces account for the vast majority of factory build home sales) for the reasons stated.

You can have any home,  level of customization, of any size, built greener, stronger, and faster than stick building. 

We would love to talk about your dream home plans.

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