Members of the Building Systems Council (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) are celebrating National Building Systems Week, which runs Aug. 4 – 10, by offering model home tours, demonstrations and much more. This week-long national event aims to educate consumers on the differences between system-built homes versus traditional stick built and provide them with the information they need when planning for a new home.
“We are inviting members of the community to visit our model homes and tour our factories during Building Systems Week,” says BSC Chairman Kevin Flaherty, vice president of marketing for Genesis Homes and Champion Home Builders Inc., based in Troy, Mich. “They will be able to learn all about the great things that building systems has to offer for their future home.”
Prefabricated by skilled craftsmen in an efficient, controlled setting, systems-built homes, which include modular, panelized, concrete and log homes, provide homeowners another alternative to home building that often saves the homeowner time and money due to the way the homes are built. Because many consumers are unaware of these benefits, the BSC has put together a list of the top five facts about prefab housing:
• Building homes in a factory setting allows for more consistent quality due to uniform construction processes, training techniques and inspections. Homes are built in a controlled factory environment, making weather delays, are all but eliminated thing of the past and saves the owner both time and money. In fact, custom modular homes are often move-in ready in about two-thirds the time needed for a comparable custom site-built home.