TechPrefab believes in prefabrication, which will disrupt the construction industry. Prefabricated homes offer a number of attractive advantages compared to the traditional on-site construction method such as substantial reduction of construction time, higher quality control, and potential cost savings.
However, people sometimes are very confused with different prefab approaches. Currently, the prefabricated homes category encompasses two main construction methods: panelized and modular.
Modular housing is defined as “housing that is partially built in a plant, shipped to a development site, and placed on a foundation, where the roof structure and exterior finishes are completed”. Panelized hosing is a similar construction technique that utilizes wall panels manufactured in a controlled environment, shipped to the construction site, and installed on the prepared foundation. TechPrefab is specialized in the panelized method.
Here are the reasons：
The first benefit that the panelized construction method has over the modular construction method is transportation. Because of their flat square configuration and lightweight, panels can be stacked and fit into smaller trucks, compared to the considerably larger trucks needed to transport complete prefabricated modules. All the Panels needed to build the home can be placed on top of a couple of flatbed trucks and transported to the site at once. On the other hand, only one or a maximum of two modules can be transported per truck, which implies a larger number of trucks needed to get to the construction site. In addition, Panels are proved to suffer little to no damage during transportation as they can be stalked and securely placed, strapped, and tightened to the flatbed truck which doesn’t allow them to move.
The last benefit of the panels method over the prefabricated modules is their insulation technology, which leads to energy efficiency and other advantages. Between the MgO board sheathing is rigid insulation which can be dimensioned to attain different levels of insulation. Also, the Panel composite is an effective moisture and vapor barrier that is resistant to mold growth and insect infestation. In addition, the panel connection design also gives the envelope a high R-value and an airtight envelope to prevent heat losses. The mentioned features are important to enhance the performance of the overall home and to prevent future maintenance issues for ADU or Single-family projects.
In conclusion, TechPrefab’s panelized construction method is tailored for ADU and single-family projects. Using this hybrid approach of prefab and site-built, TechPrefab delivers your future homes faster, cheaper, and better.