What is a modular home?
A modular home is "stick-built" in a factory. Because the home is constructed in a controlled manufacturing environment, work is never delayed by weather, subcontractor no shows, or missing material. Moreover, modular construction techniques significantly increase the energy efficiency of the home. A quality control process provides 100% assurance that the home has been inspected for code compliance and workmanship. In-plan inspectors as well as independent inspection agencies inspect the home on behalf of state and local government.
Am I limited in the designs that I can get?
What's the difference between a "manufactured home" and a "modular home?" Mr. Modular Inc. uses modern computer assisted design to customize floor plans, thus providing complete design Flexibility.
Manufactured homes, sometimes referred to as mobile homes, are another type of building system and are constructed to a different standard. In contrast, modular and site-built homes are constructed to the same building code required by state and local authorities and as a result are not restricted by building or zoning regulations.
How long does it take to build a modular home?
Speed and consistent quality are two of the many advantages of a modular home. A modular home can be constructed in 10-12 days in the factory - a fraction of the time it takes to site-build a home. Once the manufacturing process is complete, typically with the interior finish right down to carpets and wall finish, the units must be transferred to the building site and placed on its foundation. Normally the home is completed in approximately six to eight weeks.
What do modular homes look like?
Modular homes look like any other home. Today's building technology has allowed modular builders to build most any style of home from a simple ranch to a highly customized contemporary.
Is financing any different?
There is no difference between modular and site built homes as far as appraisal or financing.
What are some key benefits of modular construction?
Modular homes are:
Constructed in climate controlled environment
Produced using an efficient building process thus generating less material waste
Designed to high quality standards
Completed in less time than site-built homes
Designed to meet your lifestyle requirements
Constructed to meet or exceed local building costs