Modular homes are typically designed to be much more
stronger than traditional homes.
As a whole, Quebec modular homes are built much stronger than a traditional site-built home. Modular prefab homes in Canada are built to withstand the hardship of transportation to the home-site. This means the structural quality of our LofyPods must be strong enough to endure high winds, constant vibration and bumpy roads, and extreme changes in weight distribution from braking and turns in the road.
Modular homes are designed to be stronger than traditional homes and have been recognized by FEMA for their superior performance standing up to hurricanes.
“Overall, relatively minimal structural damage was noted in modular housing developments. The module-to-module combination of units appears to have provided an inherently rigid system that performed much better than conventional residential framing.”
-FEMA Report 1992
There are several factors that attribute to the strength of Quebec modular homes, for example:
- Modular homes are built with 15%-20% more wood than a traditional site-built home.
- More lumber is used during the framing of modular homes.
- Are generally constructed with 8%-10% more structural fasteners than site built homes.
- Corners are heavily reinforced and framing elements are both glued and nailed together.