The modular homes available today are so much more advanced than the manufactured homes of the past. Today, these homes are comparable to the traditional stick built homes that most of us live in. Builders use high-quality materials and state-of-the-art building technologies to create customizable, cost-efficient homes.
One characteristic that sets modular homes apart from traditional homes is that they are built in an off-site controlled environment. Building off-site rather than at the home site offers some unique benefits to consumers. It will decrease the timeframe for completion of your home because materials and finished modules are protected from weather-related damage and vandalism. Valuable workdays will not be lost due to rain or cold temperatures. Since all materials are secure from the public, there will be no need for costly reworks due to vandalism or theft from the work site. A quicker timeframe for building means a faster move-in date for you and your family.
Building homes in a factory setting allows for more efficient and consistent manufacturing processes. Each worker in the factory is trained to perform a specific task and as a result, has expertise in that area of building. Traditional homebuilders tend to ask their workers to complete a variety of jobs on the worksite rather than specializing in one area.
Quality control standards for modular are extremely high. Internal and third party inspectors are on hand to ensure that your custom home will meet and exceed all federal, state, and local codes. Constant inspection and supervision means that your home will receive the highest level of workmanship available.
Another benefit of modular homes is the flexibility available when designing a home. There are limitless customizations that consumers can choose to make their home fit all of their needs. A variety of floor plans, exterior treatments, cabinetry, appliances, accessories, flooring, and much more are available to homebuyers. Consumers can even choose to place their home on a basement. There are styles available for all budgets and lifestyles.
Modular home manufacturers have better control of material costs than on-site, traditional homebuilders. Because they can buy supplies in bulk and store them for longer periods of time, modular homebuilders are able to provide materials at a lower cost to consumers.
One of the reasons that many consumers choose to purchase a modular home is because they are environmentally friendly. Some producers are taking steps to build green, energy efficient homes. Many modular homes meet ENERGY STAR requirements for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The construction process allows builders to fill in the gaps around pipes, widows, doors, and electrical outlets with insulation to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Because these homes must withstand being shipped and lifted onto a foundation, they must be built to last. Walls, floors, and ceilings are double bonded to ensure that the home will be sturdy enough to withstand harsh traveling conditions.