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What is a Modular Home?

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Modular homes are houses built in a factory and are later assembled at the building site. These homes look just like the homes one would see in a housing catalogue.When choosing a home the builders will visit the designated building site/ location to determine whether or not a plan would be suitable for that particular lot. Once a plan has been chosen and the home has been built the home is then transported to a building site and is placed on a conventional foundation and assembled. After that the construction is completed. The steps required to complete the home include: HVAC hookup, connections to utilities, construction of suitable foundation and most importantly finishing the exterior and interior. Now the home is 100% move-in ready.


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What is the Difference between a modular home and a home constructed on site?

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The difference between the two is that a home constructed sitetakes much longer to build, a foundation must be laid before construction can begin and construction can be delayed due to bad weather conditions or waiting on materials to arrive on site. On the other handwhile your foundation is being laid, a modular home is built inside a factory where weather is never an issue and all materials needed for construction are readily available. Once completed the home is then transported, assembled and completed. In the end they both look the same, in fact there is no visible difference between the two.


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Is the quality of walls and other material of modular homes low?

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The answer to this question is a No, not at all. Modular homes have 2x4 walls which are made to withstand transportation and movement. If anything a modular home is stronger and built to handle more wear and tear than a traditional home.



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Can there is a basement in modular homes?

Yes a modular home can have a basement. Modular homes can have basements with 9’ sidewall heights and can be walk out basements or daylights basements depending on which you prefer.


Are modular homes of inferior quality when compared to site Constructed homes?

No modular homes are not substandardwhen it comes to quality. In fact they are better than site constructed homes because of the weather conditions, the material used to make them and the supervision given during the time of construction. With any traditional home the weather conditions play a huge role during construction. Workers get the ideal environment and weather inside the factory to build Modular homes and that means better quality homes in less time.

Another reason for modular homes being of quality is due to the QA checks preformed during construction. In the factory there are different assemblies and the modular home is built in steps. At every step there is a licensed engineer or inspector who inspects the quality of each and every part of the home, from a screw to the connections and at the end a local building inspector performs a final inspection. You cannot expect this type of QA from a site constructed home.


Can we customize modular homes?

Yes, modular homes can be customized. It actually depends on the customer and the builder if they would like the customization options. Normally both modular and site constructed homes have some customization options. We have over 200 plans that can be customized to suit your needs.


How long does it take to make a modular house?

Modular homes are built 4 times faster than site constructed homes. It takes 3 months at most to build a modular home but on the other hand it takes almost 10-12 months to build a site built home. The reason behind such a quick process is that everything needed to build a modular home is already at the factory, secondly, in a factory different things are done on different assemblies which means multiple parts of the home can be constructed at one time. At the end all the huge parts are joined together and a big structure of the home is made. Butwith site constructed homes this cannot be done. Everything needs to be done one step at a time which takes much longer.


Are modular homes expensive to finance?

This used to be a case at one time but now it’s really easy to get financing for a modular home because of their quality and good reputation on the market. Banks are more willing to give loans for them.


Are modular homes energy efficient?

Modular homes have are proven to have a higher level of energy efficiency. The standard use of R-13 to R-19 in the walls and R-30 in the roof is very energy efficient. For even more efficiency you can talk to your builder about adding more options.


Is there any difference in the permit requirements b/w modular homes and site built homes?

No there are no such differences in the permits of both types of homes. It might be a little easier and less costly to get the permit for a modular house because it is inspected at every step during the manufacturing process in the factory while site built homes require special inspectors to inspect them in the end.


Conclusion

Now that you have a better idea of what a modular home really is, the choice is yours, whether you wanta modular home or a site built home.

If you want a home that is built in the perfect environment, is inexpensive, takes less time to build, is more energy efficient and easier to purchase, consider a modular home.