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Are Prefabricated Modular Homes Strong

Being Prefabricated—Are Modular Homes Strong?

We know the process of which modular homes are built, but what about the sturdiness of them? Stick built homes go through Mother Nature when being built, how are modular homes stronger? Well first off Avalon uses the strongest of all construction methods based on the 2x4 platform framing system. This is the same system that a conventional stick builder would use, but the differences in the construction process and materials differ. Most modular homes have the reputation of being over built, which is a good thing. The process of building in a factory allows the structure to be open while being built. Workers are able to access the inside of the walls and ceilings, between the wall board and framing members, to glue and seal the wall board from the rear, before the outer sheathing and insulation are attached. These types of extra applications to the building process make a very ridged structure. Precision cuts, which are fit and fastened in the factory, along with the technology of glue-nailed sheathing and decking, additional framing members, and metal strapping insure less movement in the structure. This process makes modular homes about 30% stronger than stick built.

A Modular home’s strength speaks for itself when one considers that the structure is moved by truck carriers over road and then hoisted by crane for setting. These forces of movement on the structure, in most cases, are far in excess of what Mother Nature can produce.

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