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Environmentally Friendly Aspects of a Pre-Fab Home

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Many families wonder about the ecological impact of building a house from scratch. This concern is understandable. A typical construction site, with its heavy machinery and bins of discarded materials, is far from environmentally friendly. Though most modern homes have many eco-friendly amenities, the process of building one takes a toll on the environment.

Environmentally Friendly Aspects of a Pre-Fab Modular Home

Fortunately, you don’t have to encroach on the environment to lay down roots and build your dream home. Pre-fabricated modular homes are an excellent choice for those wish to be eco-conscious and environmentally friendly.

Here are three ways pre-fab modular homes eliminate waste, minimize environmental impact, and reduce your carbon footprint.

Waste Reduction

Did you know that construction and demolition accounts for 23% of all the waste in our landfills? That’s over 1.2 million tons of waste in Ontario alone. Not only does this create land pollution, it contributes to global greenhouse gases as well.

Choosing a pre-fab modular home drastically cuts down on waste. Built in-factory, pre-fab homes have precise, custom components. This makes for far less wasted material, and any spare parts are easily reused or recycled.

Shorter Building Time

The average single-family home takes seven months to build. That means months of trucks and machinery rolling to and from the building site, along with a prolonged disturbance to the surrounding environment. Worse, rain or snow can draw out the whole process.

Pre-fab builds are faster, more efficient, and easier on the environment. Since most of the construction process occurs on the factory floor, construction isn’t subject to weather delays. Material assembly occurs on-site and in short order, with minimal impact on the environment.

This doesn’t just benefit the Mother Nature – your neighbors will appreciate it, too.

Energy-Efficiency

Heating accounts for 63% of the energy use in our homes – more than lighting and appliances combined. One of the most effective ways of reducing that number is to minimize the amount of heat lost through cracks and gaps in windows and doors. For standard homes, this often requires homeowners to invest in costly retrofits and renovations.

When it comes to reducing your carbon footprint, pre-fab modular homes have a leg-up on traditional homes. The state-of-the-art construction process ensures the entire build is precise and accurate. A pre-fab home has tight joints and seams that keep the warm air in during the winter. This makes your heating system more efficient, cutting down on your energy bill and reducing your carbon footprint.

Pre-fab modular homes are environmentally friendly from start to finish. The construction process produces far less waste than traditional builds, lightening the load on our landfills. It also cuts the time it takes to get from ground-breaking to housewarming, meaning fewer emissions and less pressure on the environment on-site.

Homeowners can benefit from the home’s environmentally-friendly features once it is up and running. The quality-controlled design of a pre-fab home means homeowners can be more energy efficient and cut their carbon footprint. And since pre-fab homes are completely custom, homeowners can choose to opt-in to other eco-conscious features, like solar panels and geothermal heating.

An overall positive experience with very few hassles.Eric
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  • FAQ

    Where can I get a price list or How come your website doesn’t show pricing?

    Prices vary geographically, depending on where you are building. With the amount of options available, price lists run into thousands of options. Prices change with the options you choose. The best way to get an idea on pricing would be to contact our Design Centre nearest to where you are building.

    What is your average square foot selling price?

    Prices for a complete home, including foundation vary from $250 sq-ft to over $350 because our homes are all custom built, we can design a home to fit your budget.

    Why should I buy from you over a conventional or "Stick-Builder"?

    The advantages of prefab include building in a climate controlled environment, using environmentally friendly products which reduces waste and a CSA monitored quality controlled program. There is less time start to finish, with less disruption to neighborhood. We also sell at a firm price.

    Do your homes include a foundation?

    Yes our homes include full foundation and basement.

    How long does it take to build a Royal Home?

    It takes less than two weeks to build a home in our factory, but the process from start to finish is very dependent on the timing of obtaining a building permit. For most of our clients the process from start to delivery is twelve to sixteen weeks with move in eight to twelve weeks thereafter.

    What size homes do you build?

    As a custom builder we can build any size home but generally the average size range is between 1300 and 3500 sq feet.

    Do you build garages?

    Yes. Garages are built on site after the home is delivered.

    Are the homes energy efficient?

    Building a prefab home in a factory assures the highest attention to sealing the building envelope and ensures that the cold stays out.

    Since your homes are so energy efficient and air tight, how do you get fresh air?

    All our homes have HRV heat recovery ventilator air exchanger to remove stale air, and introduce fresh air.

    Where can I put a prefab home?

    Anywhere in Ontario you like.

    Can I really customize my prefab home?

    Yes, we use state of the art custom design software, today no two homes are built alike.

    Do you finish the basement?

    Yes. We can customize your basement to the finishes you desire.

    Are Royal Homes built to code?

    All Royal Homes are individually designed to meet all provincial and municipal building codes for your specific lot location.

    Do you build stick-built or conventional homes as well?

    We are a custom home builder first and use prefabricated components wherever we can, because it is a better way to build. If you have a remote site or custom home design with large open spaces we would look at what makes most sense for that design and location. This could include prebuilt panels or partially site built specific rooms.

    What makes the building process environmentally friendly?

    Waste in the factory is separated and recycled, reducing the impact on landfills. This has less disruption in terms of noise and time at job site. Building prefab allows for higher energy efficient homes and reduced heating costs.

    How is your home delivered?

    Our home is delivered by way of custom designed hydraulic flatbed trailers and precisely craned onto the foundation.

    Can you make changes or custom design?

    Yes, clients are given preliminary plans to review and changes are welcome and easily accommodated.