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Benefits of Modular Homes over Traditional On-site Constructed Homes

A modular home is a residence that is constructed indoors in a factory setting. When the product is finished, it is wrapped and transported to the required destination, where a builder assembles it. Once it arrives at the desired destination, the structure is installed on a permanent foundation. Modular homes are constructed according to local building codes and they are different from mobile homes. The homes have several advantages compared to on-site built homes. They allow for increased design flexibility and have reduced building time. These structures are also better in terms of construction quality.

Design Flexibility

The construction of the homes allows for a broad range of options when it comes to design possibilities. This means that the builder can, with you and the home manufacturer, come up with the best home design to suit your needs. Additionally, they will generally offer a broader range of plans to select from in various styles. They will also offer a variety of options for customization. Depending on the local building codes, these homes offer an opportunity for upgrading or modifying the construction specifications, allowing you to design your desired elevations, floor plans, windows, siding; and colors or styles of fixtures and fittings. With modular homes, the possibilities are limitless.

Speed of Construction

Modular houses are typically constructed in approximately a third of the time it takes to build a site-built home. This means that with careful planning, you can occupy the new home within a couple of weeks after selecting your preferred model and design. This is due to the fact that the overall construction time is minimized by having concurrent home construction and site work. It also enables you to enjoy reduced interest rates when it comes to construction financing. Additionally, the manufacturer’s skilled workforce normally consists of vastly experienced builders and technicians, which helps to prevent delays that are often associated with site-built homes.

Better Quality

The other advantage of modular homes over site-built homes is that they have better quality construction. Because they are constructed in a factory-like setting, the manufacturer is able to use tools that are usually not available to site builders. These include tools like custom-made jigs that ensure all the walls, ceilings and floors are correct.  Additionally, the interior walls of these homes are usually lag-bolted onto the exterior walls, with insulation and bracing installed on the electrical outlet units. Finally, straps are used to brace the walls to the floor.