What is a Building System?
A building system is a highly engineered method of producing buildings or building components in an efficient and cost effective way. Modular homes begin as components; designed, engineered and assembled off site in an environmentally controlled factory. Today's modular systems are models are efficient and built with quality. We use state of the art computer assisted design in customizing floor plans and producing drawings and lists of required materials
So What's The Difference?
Two things that make modular homes stand out from traditionally built homes is efficiency and quality control! Efficiency begins with modern factory assembly line techniques. Your home is built in stages, with all the building trades represented. Because the work is done within he factory, the work on your home is cannot be delayed by missing materials, weather delays, or subcontractor no-shows.
Modular construction techniques combined with quality engineering increases the energy efficiency of your modular home. This process provides assurance that your home has been inspected for code compliance and workmanship. In-plant inspectors as well as independent inspection agencies inspect the home on behalf of your state and local government.
What's the Timeframe on Building a Modular Home?
On the average, a home can be assembled and transported to the intended destination within two to three months. Once the manufacturing process is complete, the modular units are brought to your building site and placed on the foundation. Final assemblage can be handled by the homeowner or by a local builder or general contractor. Normally the home is completed in one to two months after it is set on the foundation. so, in total about 4-6 months.
What Do Modular Homes Look Like?
Modular homes can be made to look like any traditionally built home. Today's building technology has allowed modular manufacturers to build most any style of home from a simple ranch to a highly customized contemporary. In fact, you've been in many modular structures and you had no idea!
What Are The Overall Benefits of Modular Homes?
When you compare the costs of labor, materials to a traditional home project, combined with the time savings you get with the modular process, it's clear that the price of a modular home is generally lower than a traditionally built home of comparable size. The best part is that you continue to save money as the years go on, due to the energy efficiency of modular homes which help keep the air conditioning and heating bills down.
Can I Finance Modular Construction?
Yes! Financing for modular homes is available through a number of banks and mortgage companies.
In addition to speed and cost savings here are some additional key features:
· A modular home is produced in an environmentally controlled production facility. We live in New England so let's face it you could have your flip flops on one day and then next a small snowstorm is blowing through so having your house built in this controlled environment without being subject to the outside conditions is a huge bonus in my eyes.
· Modular homes are built to very stringent state and local building codes and are treated just like a traditional stick-built home
· Unlike a manufactured/mobile home, a modular home cannot be moved once it is set on the foundation.
· Internal quality control systems, in conjunction with third-party agency inspections, are performed at every stage of the construction process to ensure that each module is compliant with state codes. A third-party seal of approval is stamped on each structure before leaving the manufacturing facility
· Every home comes with a written 10-year structural warranty.