Why Buy a Modular Home?
The best value for your money
Modular homes are built in factories, and benefit from the assembly line production process. The factories buy huge quantities of lumber, sheet rock, carpet, paint, etc., they pay much less for each and can have large quantities delivered at one time. Labor is used with maximum efficiency, with skilled craftsman moving between workstations on the factory floor.
Contact your local builder to find out how these cost savings are passed on to you.
The highest quality
Modular homes are built in a modern controlled environment, and they are precision engineered for a lifetime of trouble-free structural durability. Quality control is maintained by constant inspection throughout the construction process. To see inside a factory, please click here.
To insure a safe and secure trip to your property, modular homes are built especially well, using high quality materials. For example, there is typically 20% to 30% more lumber used in framing your home and most factories GLUE as well as nail or screw the components of the home together. For a list of these high quality materials, please click here.
Peace of mind
Buying a modular home gives you peace of mind - you won't have to worry about:
- "I need more money"
The home owner's worst nightmare - the job's half finished and your builder tells you he's way over budget and needs more money or else he'll quit. Factory-built houses come at a guaranteed price, without cost overruns.
- The vanishing builder
Everyone knows someone who's had this problem - just don't let it happen to you. You don't want an unfinished house slowly rotting away in the rain. When you buy modular, you get your finished house product ready for installation.
- The pre-soaked house
Maybe you like your jeans pre-washed, but you don't want your house to come that way! A site-built house open to the rain can cause your wood to warp or swell, problems you'll never get rid of in a lifetime of ownership. Modular houses are built in controlled environments under the factory roof and are shipped in weather-proofed wrapping.
- The unexpected uninspected house
Often times you don't really know what quality you're getting with a site-built house. Modular homes are thoroughly checked out before they leave the factories. A quality control process provides 100% 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 & local government.
So if you're looking for peace of mind you should contact your local modular builder and talk to him.
On the average, a home consisting of two sections will be built in the factory within a couple of weeks. Once your home is placed on its foundation, final completion takes two or three weeks. This schedule allows you to move more quickly, and knowing when you're new home will be ready helps you plan your move better. You can learn more about the site work phase on this page. As site preparation work differs for each property, you should contact your local builder for a more exact schedule for your home.
Lower home ownership costs
Repair bills can really add up. Modular homes are built in a modern controlled environment using high quality materials. They are precision engineered for a lifetime of trouble-free structural durability. A well-built house is a home that is easier and less costly to maintain.
Greater energy efficiency
Additional factory insulation and precision building techniques make the modular house a super efficient energy conservation home. And of course this cost saving lasts every year you're living in the house. And it helps your resale value too!
Design your own dream house
Modular home manufacturers have many different design plans for you to choose from. You can even design your own house and the factory engineers will work with your builder to bring it to a reality.
Mortgage lenders want your business
Modular homes are becoming more popular and there are an increasing number of financial institutions eager to write new loans. You can even apply for a mortgage on our web site. If you're uncertain on what to do or how mortgage will work for you, you can read some resources about mortgage loans to learn more about it.
From the outside your home might look just like a normal house, but after all those years, quality shows through. Modular homes are precision built at the factory and they're built to last. Your home requires less maintenance and your energy bills are lower than your neighbors. When you come to sell your home, you'll be glad it's a modular
The tenth reason
A new home is the biggest expense of your life. Don't buy one without checking out all the alternatives. Find out why in some states one in four new homes are now modular. Contact your local builder and you can do your own research.