FREQUENTLY ASKED MODULAR HOME QUESTIONS
Q: Why build a modular home vs. a site built home?
A: 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. Modular homes are the homes of the future, built for quality in factories utilizing cutting edge technology. Cutting edge building technology allows modular manufacturers to build any style of home from a simple 1,000 square foot ranch to a highly customized 6,000 square foot contemporary.
Q: Can modular homes be purchased for a fraction of the price of a site built home?
A: Although modulars are often a solid bargain, you should not expect an unrealistic discount to other types of building. When you purchase your new modular home you are choosing unmatchable quality and speedy completion. If a modest savings accompanies those features you win in every way. As in any business you will find as many pricing policies as you will builder/dealers. Be alert. Sometimes there are genuinely good buys, but watch out if it sounds too good to be true.
Q: Are Modulars more difficult or more expensive to finance?
A: The modular home can be financed easier than site built homes. Some banks even specialize in modular lending. Please email us for a list of our finance partners.
Q: Are modular homes the same as “Manufactured Homes”?
A: No. Modular Homes are constructed to the same state and local building codes and are subject to the same zoning regulations as site-built homes. In contrast, Manufactured Homes comply with the Federal Construction Safety Standards Act (HUD/CODE), which requires homes to be constructed on a non-removable steel chassis. Many communities have restrictions on where manufactured homes can be located.
Q: Why do modular homes generally give greater value for your money?
A: When you add up all the labor, material and time savings inherent in the modular building process, you will find that the price of a modular home is generally lower than a site built home of comparable size. Plus you will keep saving money year after year, as your energy efficient home keeps your heating and cooling bills low.