The great news about deciding to build a new home these days is that you have options and choices like never before.
Current technology has made it possible to build “Factory Built” housing that not only meets the quality that site built housing offers, but in many cases can exceed the quality and value that is available.
For the next few weeks I’m going to go more in-depth about the different choices, and how they compare. The building types that I’m going to review are the following:
Panelized Kit Homes
SIPS Homes (Structural Insulated Panels)
Please let me know if you have interest in other building processes and I’ll be happy to do the research and share it here.
It’s hard to believe that Katrina roared thru all of our lives over two years ago. Living in Dallas, you may not have thought this would affect me as much as many living on the Gulf Coast, but when your parents have found their calling in doing disaster relief and you received a call from them in their Salvation Army canteen outside New Orleans and the Super Dome it gets personal. They were focused on feeding people in need and I was focused on the images that were floating across my television screen showing how life threatening the situation was. I couldn’t be more proud of my parents and the work that they do, and after spending a few days when I can volunteering with them, I don’t know where they find the energy and strength.
My parents have always been great role models, and if there is one thing I know about and have a passion for, it’s housing. My mother can cook for 2,000 as easily as she can cook for 2 – a gift I wish I inherited, but instead my passions tend towards making a house a home.
When someone loses their home, and in a lot of ways their identities – how do you move forward? Katrina not only swept away people homes, she also stole their memories, and in some cases their futures.
Rebuilding Mississippi and the Gulf Coast has gotten personal for me. From having the opportunity to visit Biloxi, Gulfport, and other areas that were ravaged by the storms, I’ve been able to hear the life-changing stories first hand and to see how these determined homeowners can’t be kept from the communities that they love.