When you decide to become a homeowner in Colorado, you have the option to invest in the traditional stick-built houses or go for the prefab homes. Prefabricated homes, also called modular homes, are gaining popularity very fast. People love them because they are cost effective, environmentally responsible, long-lasting, attractive and stylish.
Before you go ahead to invest in the Colorado prefab homes, there are various things you need to know. The first one is that you will pay more than just the base price for your prefab home. For those manufacturers who offer preset home plans, the base price of a prefab typically includes construction, transportation of the modules to the site, as well as setting the home on its foundation. You are free to tweak a builder’s preset plan at an additional cost. For instance, if you want hardwood floors throughout the home instead of carpet, you can have that done at an extra cost.
Be ready to incur even more fees for site work after the modules have been assembled. For instance, you may part with as much as $10,000 to install a septic system as well as thousands more for utility hook-ups. If you have to carve out a flat area on a hillside to build your house, clear large trees on your property, and establish a propane hook-up, that will cost you over $10,000.
Another thing you need to know about Colorado prefab homes is that they are surprisingly durable. The module-to-module combination of the prefab units provides an inherently rigid system that performs much better compared to the conventional residential framing. This means that prefabricated homes can hold up better in extreme weather conditions compared to the traditional stick-built homes.