Modular Home FAQs
A modular home is a highly engineered home that is built in sections in a controlled factory environment, not out in the elements like a traditional site-built home, so it can be delivered to your lot and assembled by your builder and their set crew.
A modular home looks like any other home that is built on site. We can build a simple ranch to a highly customized two-story home or even commercial buildings such as motels, schools, office buildings, etc… The main difference – Modular Structures are built faster, better and for less!
Yes, it is our goal to build a home exactly how you want it. Picking a standard plan and customizing it is typically the easiest way to accomplish this but we can start on a napkin as well. You Dream It We Can Build it!
Far more accuracy and precision can be achieved by working in doors using modern state of the art equipment and tools. An assembly line production process assures consistency and quality throughout under constant supervision. Quality control is maintained by constant inspection throughout the whole construction process. Quality control is easier to monitor and maintain in a factory situation because it is easier to obtain, train and keep quality skilled workers because they have regular work, receive benefits and work in much better working conditions than if working on site building the traditional way.
Typically, a Modular Home can be completed 3-4 months faster than a traditional site-built home. Once a home is ordered the foundation and site work begin and can be done at the same time dramatically reducing construction time. Fact – An average size home can be built in the factory in approximately 4-5 days. (a site built home takes several months) Once the home is complete at the factory, it is then delivered to your site in 5-6 weeks depending on time of year and how busy the factory is. Once set on your foundation it can take 60-90 days to finish your home depending on the design, complexity and site work (decks/steps/porches) selected.
The price of a Modular home is generally lower than a site-built home. Since a factory builds hundreds of homes a year they are able to buy materials at a much lower cost and save on freight at the same time because it is all delivered to one location. Then when you add up all the savings of lower labor costs, high efficiency construction techniques, no delays because all the trades and materials are in one location, no weather delays, etc… this all adds up to substantial cost savings. A bonus – because of the way a Modular Home is built it is a more energy efficient structure which saves you money year after year in lower heating and cooling bills.
Yes, specifically a 2-story modular home is in fact a quieter home. What does this mean? In a site-built home generally the ceiling of the first floor is also the floor on the 2nd floor so you can hear people/noise. In a 2-story modular home you have a box (module) sitting on top of another box so there is a ceiling and a floor of the 2nd floor between you making it a quieter home.
There are no cost overruns in Modular Construction that you hear horror stories about with traditional site-built homes which means no unforeseen expenses not in your budget. Once the final plan and price for the home is approved and agreed to the home is put under contract.
This is something you really need to be aware of. When you ask for a price for a home you need to know exactly what is included in that price and also what is “Not Included”. It is very easy to leave things out initially so it seems like someone has a lower price only for you to find out later. Is this the type of builder you want to work with? We call out everything we can up front! Our honesty and integrity are what we trade on. Our Reputation depends on it!
If it is something that can be purchased, delivered and installed on site we are very happy to help coordinate this.
Yes, for 10 years. Every modular home we build (turnkey service) comes with a 2/10 Warranty. The first year is covered by the factory, years 2 through 10 are covered through a Home Buyers Warranty Company. If you are the GC, you can purchase the same warranty.