One of the most common misconceptions about Winton Homes & Cottages is the assumption that we specialize in modular homes. While modular homes are indeed a type of prefab construction, they differ significantly from what we offer. In this article, we'll clarify the differences between modular and panelized prefab homes and why choosing Winton is a unique experience.
Understanding Modular Homes
Modular homes are a type of prefab construction where the entire structure is prefinished inside and out in a factory setting. However, here's the key distinction: depending on their size, modular homes are built and finished in separate sections that are later joined together on-site. These homes are sometimes referred to as "ready-to-move" (RTM) homes, and it's essential to note that Winton is not in the RTM business.
Winton's Panelized Prefab Approach
Winton Homes & Cottages follows a panelized or factory-framed prefabricated home package approach. Instead of assembling pre-built sections on your site, our components arrive with full structural integrity. This is because they haven't endured transportation as modular sections do. This difference gives you more control over how your home comes together, both inside and out, often leading to increased resale value.
Customization and Design Freedom
One significant advantage of choosing Winton is the level of customization available. Our in-house design team collaborates with you to customize your prefab home or cottage, ensuring you get precisely what you envision. In contrast, modular construction is typically more limited in terms of customization since it often relies on pre-built sections.
Speed and Efficiency
Our panelized prefab homes offer a construction process similar to traditional home construction but at a much faster pace. All components arrive at your site as part of the home package, making the assembly process efficient and streamlined. You'll reach the weather-tight lock-up stage for inspection in no time.
Cost Savings and Supply Chain
By choosing Winton, you benefit from our efficient supply chain, which translates into cost savings that we pass on to you. This not only enhances the affordability of your home but also ensures the use of high-quality materials.
The Winton Advantage for Your Custom Prefab Home
When it comes to prefab homes, understanding the distinctions between modular and panelized construction is crucial. At Winton Homes & Cottages, we offer a unique panelized prefab approach that provides structural integrity, customization, speed, and cost savings.
Discover the Winton Advantage and embark on the journey to build a custom prefab home that truly reflects your vision and style. Find a design and contact us today to explore your options.