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What to expect from a prefab home

A lot of us want to have our dream home built, but don’t have the money to do it. Constructing a home can cost a lot of money, but you can still have a home built that you can afford. You can go with a to the distributor┬áto have a home designed the way you want it for half the price of a stick home would cost you to have it built.

What does a prefab home offer?

Prefab homes

houseThey will have like four models that you can choose from. Most of the models on the outside look alike. However, on the inside, you can have your rooms done the way you want them. You can paint the inside with any color you want.

They build the home just like a stick home. Your home will have sheetrock with a layer of insulation to keep the heat or cool air in; each model will come with HVAC system to save you money. You will also get a two car garage. Your yard sits on a quarter acre so that you will have room in the back yard. Your front yard has a custom driveway leading to the garage; the whole quarter acre will have a 6-foot wooden fence around the property.

Grounds of the prefab home community

When you buy a home, there are some guidelines that you will have to follow. There will be a fence that will go all the way around the community. Most prefab home communities will have 100 homes built. There is a guard that controls the gate for people to come in or out, 24 hours a day. This is for your protection. Each owner will be given a number that you will have to enter to open the gate. Any visitors will have to be announced.

Recreational area

The community will provide a park for your kids, with a basketball area. All their park equipment is state of the art and up to date for safety. They will also provide a sidewalk for running that will go all the way around the community. You will enjoy their pool area that has a lifeguard as well.

Recreational area

Storage unity

If you have a boat or a trailer, you will be able to store it in your own storage unit. If you want to keep your garage clean or have a 3rd car, you will be able to store it without stuffing it in your garage.


Maintaining your rain gutters

When it comes to repairing items in your home, the list is long. It can go on and on. If you notice a leak in the roof or a crack in your foundation, you need to have it repaired ASAP, or it will all turn into major problems. They will start to cause a smell, and you will see dirt come up from the foundation. These are major issues.

However, do you ever think that your rain gutters need maintaining as well? This is probably the last thing you will think about when it comes to your home. But you should understand that it is very important too and you should never neglect it. Anything gutter related issues should be addressed immediately. You need to call a company that specializes in gutters.

We will go over a few steps that will help maintain your rain gutters, so your home is protected from the rain.

Regular maintenance

old man on roofWhen it comes to your rain gutters, you should have them cleaned at least two times a year. Have experts clean them after the summer and then the end of winter. Have the downspouts and the extensions cleaned as well. They should also be looked at for any rust holes. They could be clogged; this will make them bend because of the weight of the water.

After a heavy rain season, the water can move the downspouts; this will result in water getting closer to your home. This is a good time to change the downspout extensions. You need to see where you want to redirect the water from your home.

Automatic downspout extensions

If you have a lot of landscaping that is close to your home, then you may want to look into automatic downspout extensions. What they do is unroll to allow the water to be pushed away from your home. You don’t have to do anything to make them roll out.

When the rain has stopped, they will roll back up themselves. This way you, won’t have downspouts running along the house and the ground. They are available in 4 to 10 feet lengths. You can also have them cut to your desired lengths.

Rain gutter guards

What they do is to keep out leaves that fall off trees that may clog your rain gutter system. They will keep your gutters free from anything that comes off of your roof.


Gutter seal

If you have rust in some spots, there will be no need for you to change the whole gutter. You will only need to work on that particular section. There is a seal that is just for rain gutters, and it is quite easy to apply.