When you think of building a home from the ground up, you probably imagine the construction site as the place where the home is eventually going to be. Not all homes are created this way, though. Both manufactured and modular homes are built off-site. The factory setting allows better temperature and element control and can make your construction process a lot simpler. If you are trying to decide between a modular and manufactured home, there are some things that you need to know.
Many people like the idea of a manufactured home because theoretically, they can take the home with them when they move. A manufactured home is built completely in the factory. After construction is complete, it is loaded in one piece onto a large tow truck and moved to the designated location. Some are put on foundations where they will likely stay on a permanent basis. Others are placed on blocks to keep them off the ground.
Modular homes are also built in factories. The difference is that they are constructed in separate pieces. Instead of building one complete structure, a modular home is built in sections. Once these sections are ready, they are shipped to the lot where the house will stand and put together there. Using modular construction eliminates the need to take weather into consideration. This allows you to build a home any time of the year, regardless of the climate where you live. The majority of the construction happens indoors. After it is shipped, it only takes about two weeks for builders to put the finishing touches on your house and make it move-in ready.
If you want to build a new home but you don’t want to wait until the weather is cooperating, you may consider looking into modular homes. You get the same detailed construction in a more controlled environment.