If you don’t think you have the energy and patience to transform your house in an alternative energy friendly environment, you can always go for the prefabricated green houses, they come in a kit!
Prefab green homes are easy to assemble and loaded with unique features that make them cozy. Here are a few facts about prefab green homes that you may want to consider before buying your own prefab green home:
Who assembles a prefab home?
Green homes are generally assembled by general contractors. In many cases you can hire a general contractor before buying a green home kit to make sure that the general contractor is comfortable assembling the green home for you. However, you may also want to hire a contractor after buying the kit so that you can be sure that the contractor will be comfortable assembling the kit you’ve purchased. Be sure to get estimates from several contractors before hiring your final choice so that you can be sure that you’re getting the best deal for you.
What comes in the green home kit?
Green home kits do not come with all of the nuts and bolts like a bicycle kit. Instead, they come with a green home paneling, walls, and a roof, in many cases. You’ll be responsible for taking care of the rest, which means that you are in control of exactly what materials go into creating your home, including solar panels, wind turbine technology, geothermal water heaters, and any other green energy resources you choose to install.
What makes green home kits green?
In addition to the materials that are used when assembling green homes, green home kits work because of the way they are oriented upon construction. They are designed to be oriented towards the south for the best solar energy use. Be sure to speak with your general contractor for more information. It is also likely to be helpful to speak with an architect in your community who specializes in green home designs and construction.
Can prefab housing kits get your house off the grid?
Prefab housing kits are intended to get your house off grid–at least in part. Many people who construct green houses may want to stay on the grid so that they can use the grid as a backup energy source. However, if you invest in the right amount of renewable energy technology, you should be able to operate your home primarily off of the grid.
Is there just one look for prefab houses?
No. Prefab green home kits can have many looks and feels to them. Many prefab kits have an industrial look. However, they may also have cottage looks and be completely customizable to your needs. It is important to speak with you contractor and the prefab home kit distributor before purchasing your prefab house kit to be sure that you get a green energy solution that meets your needs, budget, and style preferences. Look for local general contractors who have experience with green building to provide more insight into your unique options.
So there you have it, a faster, easier option to go green. It’s up to you if you want to take it one step at a time or just buy the whole thing at once.