The Advantages of Building Inside

Posted on Dec 11th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

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Building a home outside on the lot was once viewed as tried and true, but as we progress, is really tried and untrue. Building a home inside in a climate-controlled environment makes more sense in many ways. Other than th e obvious unpredictability of the weather, there are many reasons why you should consider building your new home with modular-system-built technology. Below are some of the things to consider.


Weather is the enemy of the home builder—and the new construction home buyer. Building on site utilizing the outdated stick by stick method may lead to problems later on down the road. The bottom line is rain and untreated wood do not mix. With many potential problems that can happen, wood warping tends to be a major one.

When untreated wood has contact with water, it naturally warps, creating studs, joists and trusses that are not plumb and true. The end result is a house with walls, floors, and ceilings with obtuse lines and angles. If you know how to look for it, you see it all the time.

Even a larger issue than warped wood is that four-letter word MOLD! Mold can be a huge issue when building outside. In addition to the obvious health implications, costs for a typical mold remediation project to remove mold from the ducts, crawl spaces, walls, and attic of a house runs around $2,000-$6,000, according to If the mold has caused widespread structural damage, repair costs can increase the total to as much as $10,000-$30,000 or more.

The good news is that you have an alternative. By choosing to have your home constructed via modular building systems in a climate-controlled environment, you are able to prevent many of these potential problems with your home.


Building Responsible, Sustainable and Green reports that the building of an average 2,000-square-foot house will produce 8,000 lbs. of waste. In contrast, building a home utilizing system built technology in a modern production facility produces a mere fraction of that amount. Waste is minimized due to built-in processes and efficiencies during the construction of the home. Often excess materials that cannot be used for their original purpose are reused in other areas such as in wall blocking to give the home extra strength. In addition, whenever building materials are sourced, many materials come already pre-engineered and precut.  This allows for a much more cost-effective construction process where materials are efficiently used, producing much less refuse.

Time & Money

Time is another key factor and is directly tied to why building inside is better than building outdoors. Because the home is more efficiently built indoors, time is saved by allowing things to happen simultaneously in the building process. For example, while the home is being constructed inside the production facility, much of the site work on your lot can be accomplished, including excavation, the pouring of footers, foundation and driveway completion, and more. Having many processes happen at the same time saves money, plus less time in construction correlates to interest savings on the cycle of your construction loan. See your builder for more information.

These are just a few of the reasons why building inside utilizing modular system building is a clear choice over building onsite and outside. Home builders should consider several options before making a final decision and choose what’s right for their situation.

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