Can You Build a House in Winter?

There’s a reason you don’t see a lot of construction happening in the winter months. It’s cold out there. The ground is frozen, Concrete takes longer to cure. Some materials become brittle. And the obvious: workers don’t want to brave the potentially dangerous elements when they can find work indoors.

But that doesn’t mean that you can’t build a house in winter. In fact, it can actually be a quicker process—if you build a modular home! Here are a few reasons to consider building a modular home this winter:

THE BENEFITS OF INDOOR CONSTRUCTION

The biggest difference in traditional building systems and modular building systems is where the home is built. In traditional site-built construction, contractors have to dig and prep that foundation, pour the concrete, and then build from the ground up. This means all the action happens on your construction site, in whatever weather the universe decides to give us at that particular time.

Modular or “factory-built” homes are—as its name implies—built primarily inside a large, temperature-controlled facility. This has a number of advantages:

  • Inclimate or dangerous weather does not affect the construction process.
  • It’s safer and more comfortable for those building your house, which helps to keep them focused and doing the best job possible.
  • Building materials are kept inside and not weathered by snow, ice, wind  and rain.

The simple act of having a roof over the heads of the people building your home can make a big difference!

YOUR FOUNDATION

It’s a common worry that concrete foundations poured in cold weather are subpar. The fact is that even though they may take longer to cure, they can actually be stronger than foundations poured in warmer temperatures! There are also certain additives (like calcium chloride) that can safely speed up the curing process without weakening the foundation.

QUICKER GOVERNMENT TURNAROUND

If less people are building homes in the winter, that means that less people are applying for construction permits, mortgage loans, and other necessary paperwork. This should make getting approvals faster since you have less volume coming through those offices!

A GREAT TIME TO PLAN

If you haven’t started planning your new home, winter is a great time to get started! In fact, we can help you design and customize your perfect home, and be ready to break ground in a matter of weeks, not months!

If you’re ready to talk about your options, stop by Paradise Homes to chat with one of our experts. We have a variety of model homes at our sales center that you can tour, all with different options, floorplans, square footage, and styles. You can walk through our model homes and discuss what features are important to you, where you’d like to build, and what your home will cost. We’ll customize a floorpan just for you, and walk you through every step of the home buying process.

Just CONTACT US or give us a call at 304-291-0072…or better yet, stop by our office in Morgantown!

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