When I first looked at the home building and construction, it was hard for me to see the difference between pre-fabricated homes and panelized homes. Prefabricated homes are what so many of the advertisements and magazines show, but I wondered why prefabricated homes were the top reason to build a new home. As my research progressed, I found that in Panelized home construction there is the most opportunity for customization, since the walls, ceilings, and floors can be constructed in a wide variety of ways. This allows homebuilders to add features like glass facades, sky roofs, and even pools to their new homes, without the worry that these additions will interfere with the building process or cost the homeowner thousands of dollars to have installed.
Another reason to build a new home in Texas or other warmer climate areas like Florida is because it is easier to find and obtain a good home builder. In Florida, our local home builders always seem to be understaffed and I almost never find out where they are actually getting the jobs done. Some builders in Florida have a reputation of giving sloppy work and it is almost impossible to work with them on anything larger than a single story. In Texas, if you are unable to find a panelized home builder, there are plenty of companies out there that are willing to work with you, as long as you are willing to put up the financing for the home as well as handle all the contracting duties on your behalf.
The reason that panels are so common in home construction is that it allows for tremendous customization and truly makes homeowners’ dreams come true. The number of design options available to you when it comes to home panels can be very exciting for homebuilders and designers. Panelized home construction truly does give you the chance to build exactly what you want, rather than what the home industry is trying to sell you.