Cost and Value
EUROHOUSE homes cost about the same as conventional construction but repay your investment in so many ways.
The major difference between a EUROHOUSE and other types of construction is our pre-engineered framing system. The price for both
steel and wood fluctuate constantly, and at present our steel frame will probably cost you a little bit more than a wood frame for a similar
house. After that, everything else is pretty much a level playing field. It is up to you how much you spend on your roofing, walls, and
interior, and you can use the same materials with our frame as you can with a wooden one.
In some areas, our framing can save you money. Labor should cost less because an experienced steel erection crew can assemble our
frame in days (as little as one day for smaller models). Because our pre-engineered frame has sufficient shear strength on its own, you
do not have to use sheathing board on your walls although many people will want to anyway. You will probably need to construct a
different type of foundation for our frame, one with relatively deep piers to support our columns. It may also cost a little more, but
any difference will not be wasted. It is a key element in a superior system that will better protect your home and your family in case
of flood or high winds.
Over time, your EUROHOUSE steel framed home will repay any additional money you spend. First of all, it is simply better. It is the strongest,
safest, and healthiest shelter you can provide for yourself and your family. Your steel framing framing will not burn. It will withstand high winds,
earthquakes, and floods that would devastate conventional framing. Termites will never damage it, mold will not grow on it, and rot will never
weaken it. Unlike much of the wood used today, it has not been treated with irritating or even toxic chemicals that can leak into your home.
These qualities will keep money in your pocket that you would probably have to spend to maintain a wood-framed home. Although insurance
companies have been slow to offer discounts for steel framing, that has begun to change, and the billions of dollars they are paying out for
the countless wood-framed homes destroyed in Florida and the Gulf Coast in 2004 and 2005 will cause them to aggressively encourage steel
construction. In any event, steel will lower your maintenance costs while providing superior performance.