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Go Green with Modular Home Construction

Consumers can be environmentally responsible by buying any number of products, anything from cleaning supplies to modular homes. Modular Homes are green homes. This includes everything from the construction of the panels to the energy efficiency of the finished home.

Many of the modern modular homes are built to use less energy. There may be energy efficient appliances or thicker layers of insulation on the sides of the home. When there is less heat being absorbed into the home, the AC doesn’t have to work as hard. As a result, the electricity bills are considerably less, positively impacting the environment as well.

With modular construction there is less material waste and less energy is used during the process. In a standard construction home, a lot of materials are wasted because they are cut wrong, or because they are damaged out in the weather. This includes lumber and many other items.

With modular homes, a homeowner often has more control over certain aspects of the home. There are endless floor plans available. Adjustments can be made to a modular floor plan based on the needs of the homeowner. Once the panels are constructed off site, they are then brought to where the home will reside.

The plumbing, hardware, and appliances will need to be selected. Many homes going green are built specifically to be energy efficient. There are faucets and shower heads that will reduce water flow. In addition, energy efficient appliances can be selected that will use less energy in their operation throughout the home.

A standard construction home is expensive to build. Add green initiatives to it and it may be cost prohibitive for the average homeowner to build. Green modular homes are typically more affordable for home buyers because in general, they are less expensive to build. If you want a green home, you now have an affordable way to own an environmentally friendly home.

Find out more about modular homes, contact Avalon Building Systems.

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