Modular Home Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Modular Home?
Answer: A modular home built by our manufacturers are highly engineered. It is constructed in sections and put together by a set crew on your building site. Modular homes are designed, engineered and built in a factory-controlled environment
How Are Modular Homes Built?
Answer: The building process begins at the design phase. Our manufacturers use the most state of the art computer aided design programs that aid in customizing floor plans and producing drawings and material requirement lists. Once designed, the building process begins. This process is similar to what you have seen during the construction of houses in your neighborhood. The quality materials and care for detail, and the same building codes and standards are observed. As you can see, today's modular homes are models of efficiency and quality assurance.
How Long Does The Building Process Take?
Speed and consistent quality are two of the many advantages for choosing one of our modular houses. On the average, a home consisting of two sections will be built in the factory within a couple of weeks.
Once the manufacturing process is complete, typically with interior finish right down to carpets and wall finish, the unit must he transported to your home site and placed on the foundation. Completion is usually includes connection of utilities to the home, and a short list of finish work. Normally the home is completed in two or three weeks.
What Do Modular Homes Look Like?
Answer: Modular homes look like any other home. Today's building technology has allowed modular manufacturers to build most any style of home from a simple ranch to a highly customized contemporary. In addition, it does not stop with houses. Modular manufacturers are busy building banks, schools, office buildings, motels and hotels. Chances are you have been in many modular structures and probably never realized it.
Can I Design My Own Modular Home?
Yes, we allows the customer complete design flexibility. Also remember this could be an area of savings in your building process. As many builders have large architect expenses for a custom home, we will take a design you have and customize it to your needs and wants.
Is A Modular Home Better Than A Site Built Home?
The decision is clear. With a one of our modular homes you get efficiency and quality control. Efficiency begins with modern factory assembly line techniques. Your home travels to workstations, with all the building trades represented. Work is never delayed by weather, subcontractor no-shows or missing material. Quality engineering and modular construction techniques significantly increase the energy efficiency of your modular home. A quality control process provides 100% assurance that your home has been inspected for code compliance and workmanship. In-plant inspectors as well as independent inspection agencies inspect the home on behalf of your state & local government.
Are Modular Homes Difficult To Finance or Insure?
Answer: There is no distinction between a modular and site built homes as far as appraisal or financing. Banks and lending institutions treat both types of construction the same. Likewise, there is no difference in insuring the modular property.
What Do Modular Homes Cost?
Answer: When you add up all the labor, material and time savings inherent in the modular building process, you will find that the price of a modular home is generally lower than a site built home of comparable size. Moreover, you will keep saving money year after year, as your energy efficient home keeps your heating and cooling bills low.
What is the first step in buying a modular home?
By filling out our Request Information page and submitting it, we can schedule a time to consult with you and your ideas.
Can I have a basement?
Yes, your modular home can be placed on your basement foundation, crawl space or even pylons.