Oct 30, 2018 Share Back to Blog The Big Benefits of Factory-Built Homes in Ontario’s Winter Climate From east to west, from north to south, Ontario’s winter climate is anything but mild or predictable. The sheer variety of natural landmarks and weather conditions found across Ontario in a single day is a feature of this great land that makes it truly unique. Ontarians don’t have to go far to experience a whole new world. Our varied landscape, while excellent for travel, is not so great for constructing strong, flawless homes that will stand the test of time. Fortunately, traditional building which forces builders to brave the outdoors in all kinds of ghastly weather conditions is not the only option available for homeowners. In fact, there’s a much smarter, eco-friendly way to build the home of your dreams. Modular homes, which are also commonly known as factory-built homes, are the perfect solution for homeowners who are tired of building delays and costly setbacks due to Ontario’s volatile climate. Building in a Controlled Environment Have you ever seen a construction crew hammering away at the frame of a home-in-progress in the dead of winter? Makes you wonder. Have you ever seen the skeleton of a house-like structure sitting abandoned and covered in snow in the middle of a blizzard? Sadly, this is a sight that’s all too common in Ontario. But it certainly doesn’t have to be. While traditional building is done outdoors and is therefore subject to the harsh elements of nature, builders working on modular homes don’t have to worry about the weather at all. Modular homes are built indoors in a temperature controlled environment. This means there’s no exposure to the outdoors (and any volatile weather events like a surprise blizzard) throughout the building process. The big benefits of building indoors? Greener and more energy efficient due to the recycling programs used. No water damage or rotting due to rain exposure. No warped or bent wooden fixtures due to fluctuating temperatures. No excess waste materials or debris for you, the homeowner, to clean up. No heavy equipment on your property for more than a few days versus weeks with traditional contracting. Always Right on Schedule Because modular builders aren’t having to contend with adverse weather conditions like rain, sleet or snow, which are all too common in Ontario, they can get the job done on time, every time. What’s more, we hire the most reliable, skilled construction crews we can find. We offer them stable, comfortable environments to work in, and in turn, they give us their best work on every project. Your home can be built in 12- 16 weeks versus months or years on end. Interested in learning more about modular homes? Come down to our Kenilworth location and get a free factory tour of the lot where all the building magic happens!