Time: Modular homes are placed and can be within weeks or even days where conventional homes can take up to a year to complete.
Protected from Weather: Modular homes are assembled in climate controlled facilities and are protected from inclement weather.
Built with Higher Quality Materials: Modular homes are framed with 2x6 rather than 2x4 construction which conventional homes use. This allows for additional insulation which lowers utility bills and saves money for the customer.
Efficient Assembly: Modular homes have precision cut materials offering a higher quality assembly than hand cut "on site".
Time = Money: Because of quicker installation you lessen labor costs as well as the risk of vandalism and shortages at the construction site.
Less Waste: Less material is used more efficiently inside factory settings, where onsite building results in more material being thrown out.
Economies of Scale: Substantial savings over contractors individual home projects because factories purchase large quantities of lumber.
Consistency: Product always comes out consistent and built by skilled craftsman.
Supervised Production: Factory inspectors cover all the phases of assembly and insure conformance to the highest state and federal standards (UBC, IRC,etc)
Customizable: Modular construction allows you to customize your home to your specifications or needs.
Factory Performs "Ruff Ins": Modular construction comes complete with plumbing, electrical, roofing, interior finishing, etc already assembled which result in timely completion once delivered to the jobsite.
Turn Key: Modular home construction can act as a single point of business so you won’t need to be your own contractor.
Warranty: Modular home manufacturers stand behind their product.
Since the 1890's homes built in factories have been available for US residents to purchase, although nowadays modular homes are becoming much more practical and popular. Modular Homes are made up of boxes called modules and are constructed off site in a factory. There is no differences in the structure or appearance of a modular home than that of a traditional "stick built" home. The framing, roofing, plumbing, cabinetry, electrical, interior finish and much more are identical to each other. But the way the two types of homes are built and the reasons they are built that way are completely different. There are many advantages to choosing a modular home. In almost all ways modular homes are superior to site built homes. Below you will see there are clear advantages to modular homes that private builders could not compete with.
Modular buildings are built in state of the art, environmentally controlled factories using only the highest quality materials. All modular construction is performed with the most advanced equipment, which insures that modular buildings meet the highest quality standards and are plumb, square and true. Quality is inherent to the modular manufacturing process. This is true because the modular home is built in a controlled environment where each phase of modular construction can be carefully monitored and controlled. The quality of the craftsman at modular home companies is also better. Modular home builders can insure they only employ skilled craftsmen who do higher quality work and are dependable. It's always the same modular home builders working on every job.
Modular home builders use only the finest materials and products from the best manufacturers in the industry. Because of the volume of modular homes being built, we can also negotiate better pricess which allow us to control costs and bring you a higher quality modular home at a better price.
Every modular home is built with 2x6 exterior walls instead of 2x4 construction which typical conventional homes use. The materials are precisely cut offering efficient assembly over on site "hand cut" material. Every modular home is built with additional insulation which leads to lower utility bills, saving money for the customer.
When you finalize all the permits and finances to building a home the last thing you want to do it wait what could be up to a year to move in. This is why a modular home is the right way to go. Once all the prerequisites have been met, it only takes the manufacturer approximately 5 weeks to build your home. With modular, once the house boxes have been shipped to the job site, your home could be ready within weeks, depending on the size of your house.
Most "stick built" contractors run into scheduling conflicts with the various subcontractors they contract with to finish the
various details of your home. When modular homes are delivered, they are almost complete with only a small amount of finish or connection
work to be done on the site.
Modular floor plans can be customized to suit your needs and lifestyle. You can choose everything and anything you want for both the interior and exterior and there are a wide array of features and add-ons to choose from. Consumers can build a truly custom modular home.
When building a modular home all planning is complete between the contractor and the customer. A manufacturer cannot start building the modules until they know exactly what the customer wants. The price you are quoted is your final cost without the worry of the expense of "extras" and budget over-runs. When you are building a conventional home, plans can be postponed and minds can be changed during project. This could end in cost over-runs for the customer if they decide to change anything about their original plan.
Modular homes are protected from all weather elements when being built inside a warehouse where conventional homes are exposed to the elements risking the cost of the building if the material is ruined.
When building on site you take the risk of vandalism and shortages. Most construction sites are not secure and anyone could walk in take materials or destroy property. Modular homes are installed so quickly that the risk of theft or vandalism is greatly lowered. You also reduce the risk of injury to anyone on site, whether a worker or neighbor.
Modular buildings cost less because the entire modular building process is precisely managed avoiding some of the typical problems associated with conventional construction. The factory makes large volume purchases directly from manufacturers which allows for substantial savings for the customer.