Not to be confused with mobile or manufactured homes – which
are built to a HUD code building specification – modular homes are built to the
same code requirements as all homes built on-site. In addition, modular homes
also reside on permanent foundations and appreciate over time at the same rate as
Specifically, modular homes are homes that are built in one
or more sections, known as modules, away from harsh weather conditions and
inside a climate controlled production facility. Once constructed, these
modules are then transported to the job site where they are affixed to a
permanent foundations and are made weather-tight that same day. Typically
depending on the complexity of the home it will take anywhere between 30 to 90
days to complete the home on-site.
The speed and efficiency of modular building systems
attracts both homeowners and builders. Since the home is not built
stick-by-stick on the construction site, the structure can be built at the same
time that the foundation is being poured and other site work is completed. This
reduces the overall time of the construction loan, saving the homeowner money
in interest payments.
Modular homes are also known for their design flexibility, energy
efficiency and quality construction. Modular homes can be found in small
beach bungalows under 1,000 square feet to sprawling two-story homes that
exceed 4,000 square feet - homeowners are not limited in building capacity.
For more information about the advantages
of modular homes and system-built construction, feel free to contact
us or to ask your questions in the comments section below.