Pre-Built Steel Residential Homes: From Past to Present
In the housing market, buyers are looking for either the “ultra-modern” look or more of a rustic charm. While looking at the “ultra-modern” look, buyers are also going for smaller in size and price to fit into their lives of leisure. Buyers are turning to prefabricated metal Steel Residential Homes to build their dream homes at a lower cost and in a timelier fashion. What today’s generations does not realize is that the tiny home phenomenon and prefab houses craze is nothing new; it has been around for years! Some may remember a time when metal buildings were engendered for the “American dream: They were called Lustron homes. These built to last homes were created for our very own “built to last” U.S. war veterans coming home from WWII. Around 12 million came home to a housing crisis and were left homeless either alone or with their families. President Truman look to the builders unions and basically forced them to find a way to create housing. The answer to the problem was Pre-fabricated Steel Buildings. A man by the name of Carl Strandlund took on the responsibility of mass producing the “American Dream.” These houses are still standing today, trying to be made into historical land marks. The largest sets know of in one area totaled in 60 prefabricated homes was on a military base in Quantico. They recently have been knocked down to build new homes for soldiers and their families living on base.
“For many groups, the idea of mass-producing the world’s biggest commodity—a house—was an extremely tempting and provocative idea,” claims producer and architect, Bill Ferehawk. “Lustron could have been the silver bullet that solved social problems by providing quality affordable houses for the common man.”
Now we by no means live in the era that those of the late 1940’s after WWII lived in, but there is a state of urgency for homes that last and that are cost effective. Cost effectiveness then and now are the leading factors in why Steel Buildings are being sought after so vigorously. The cost of living has gone up along with the booming housing market; you can’t blame people for trying to go the easier, softer way. Purchasing a Prefabricated Steel Residential Building comes with safety and security that you just can’t buy in this day and age.
The Most Affordable Home Solutions
The first sense of security is finical security. Prefab Steel Buildings are the perfect economic solution for home buyers. Steel Buildings are easily erected so that the hassle and long work hours of constructing a structure can be a thing of the past. Building a home does not need to be a financial burden. Depending on the size of the home that you want to build, the cost of the home can be as low as $20,000. Within the building you have a number of different options that can be done. Steel Structures are built using Ridged frames to hold them up, this give an obstruction-free space, meaning that the entire square footage of the house is actually yours to play to with. There are not any columns separating areas that could ruin the whole layout of the home. People today that are leaning towards prefabricated metal residential homes or even tiny homes are not looking at them as they did in the past, they want to be able to put their own stamp on a home.
Next is having the security of safety. Prefabricated homes are engineered to withstand the harshest environments. This is why the prefab Residential Homes that were built in the 40’s and 50’s are still standing and its neighboring house has been knocked down long ago. Take into consideration that our weather has been changing and we have been getting hit with storms worse than usual. The paneling that is used when putting a face on the home is manufactured to create a seal that assists in keeping moisture out. This will effectively help with energy cost of heating and cooling the home, just another pulse when going with this type of building material. Whether you are going tiny or normal sized you can be sure that your prefabricated steel structure will be able to last the harsh elements that Mother Nature throws its way.
Safe and Clean
Lastly, and something that is very important, is the cleanliness of the home. Cleanliness can come in many forms and is definitely something that as a home owner will have to be tended to on its own. However, the fact that the steel isn’t porous and does not hold on to bacteria’s that could seep into the walls like wood makes upkeep all the better. Also, the wall and roof panels are used keep out insects and vermin from nesting. Older homes that are made out of other building materials sometimes need to be knocked down or rebuilt due to damage left from termites. In addition to keeping the moisture out to help with energy cost, prefab steel Residential Homes will also keep mold from growing within the walls. All and all seems like using pre-built metal building kits is a big win for the housing industry and assisting people in getting a roof over their heads.
Knowing that a home that you help build will last the test of time, is cost effective, and low in maintenance is something new home buyers or people starting fresh just can’t pass up. If you do not like the look of the steel paneling for the face of your house and want better curb appeal, there are façade options! The possibilities are endless!