Portable homes, portable buildings and portable granny flats have only recently gained popularity and as with any new concept, they have an air of mystery attached to them. At Elite Portables, we’ve heard it all when it comes to myths and misconceptions about portable homes. So, let’s explore some of the most common myths and let our team of experts help you debunk them.
Since portable homes and modular homes cost less to construct than traditionally built homes, the common misconception is that they are low quality. To debunk this myth, it’s important to understand why portable homes cost less. At Elite Portables, your portable homes are built in a controlled factory environment using precisely measured materials. This significantly reduces delays, labour and material costs and waste which drives the overall cost of construction down. Our construction experts don’t skimp on quality and use only high-quality, durable, sustainably sourced materials and products for our portable homes.
People often confuse portable homes with mobile homes, which are considered more temporary dwellings. However, although portable homes can be dismantled and moved around easily, they are anything but temporary. The only difference between portable homes and traditionally-built homes is the way in which they are constructed. While traditionally-built homes are constructed from the foundation on a plot of land, portable homes are put together in a controlled factory environment and transported to their final location. Apart from the way these houses are put together, it is very difficult to distinguish between the two.
It is believed that portable homes are high maintenance however, they are very low maintenance as a result of the materials used to build them. At Elite Portables, we use high-quality steel cladding for all our portable homes because if it’s many benefits. Steel cladding makes our portable home durable, low maintenance and built to last.
Perhaps in line with the misconception that portable homes are low quality, there’s also the myth that they have low market value. As with a traditionally-built home, the value of a portable home is dependent on its size, location and condition. Infact, portable homes are a great long-term investment since they have a high cost to benefit ratio. Additionally, Elite Portables offers newly built, customisable portable homes using the latest designs and technologies and energy-efficient materials, which help increase your home’s market value.
If you are interested in buying a portable home but still have a few more doubts, the experts at Elite Portables are here to answer all of your questions. Use our contact form or call us on 1300 400 278 to learn more about why a portable home is the best option for you.
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