Today’s Modular Homes are definitely not your grandparents’ house trailer. Not even close. Whether viewed from the outside or the inside, today’s Modular Homes are virtually impossible to differentiate from traditional stick-built homes. But the advantages they offer you are considerable.
Reduced Construction Costs
Since your modular home is built off-site in a factory, your professional builder can buy components in bulk, safely storing them until needed. In addition, since the entire building process takes place indoors, there are no costly delays due to inclement weather. Furthermore, quality control is enhanced, ensuring that your modular home will be built in compliance with all federal, state and local building codes.
Your customization choices in a modular home are almost unlimited and include such things as the following:
- One- or two-story designs
- Floor plans
- Exterior treatments
- Porches and decks
- Environmental friendliness
Reduced Utility and Maintenance Costs
Because of the high-quality materials your modular home is made of, plus the high-quality construction methods employed, you can expect your maintenance costs to be lower than in a traditional stick-built home. And, depending on which energy-efficient and environmentally friendly heating, cooling and appliance options you chose, you can expect your utility bills to remain reasonable all year, despite summer heat waves and winter blizzards.
In addition, your modular home does not depreciate in value. Just like “regular” homes, your modular home increases in value over the years. In fact, because of the decreased need for costly maintenance, your modular home may be in better shape than a “regular” home of the same age when it comes time to sell.
One of the most persistent myths about Modular Homes is that they simply sit on top of the ground and will blow away or otherwise be unsafe during storms or tornados. Such is not the case. Rest assured that your modular home will be permanently attached to your foundation. If you want even more security, you can even choose to have it installed on a basement.