Frequently asked questions
What is a Modular Home?
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.
What is the Difference between a modular home and a home constructed on site?
Is the quality of walls and other material of modular homes low?
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.
Can we have a basement in a 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?
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?
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.