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Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Modular homes are a cost effective alternative to
traditionally built homes. They offer increased quality, reduced
cost, and they can be custom built and finished to any design you
desire. Most people confuse modular homes with mobile homes.
However, there are several differences.
A modular home is built in a factory in a controlled environment.
This controlled environment protects the home from weather, theft
and vandalism. This also reduces the amount of time it takes to
construct the home. While the home is being built in the factory, a
builder is preparing the foundation. Completing both of these tasks
simultaneously, ensures a reduced overall construction time.
Once the home is built, it is inspected thoroughly by members of the
manufacturer's factory. An inspector will make sure that the home is
up to date with state and local building codes. It is then
transported to the site and lifted into place with a crane.
Final steps include securing the home to the foundation, adding
electrical and plumbing, finishing the basement, and any other
customized details. A modular home is not limited in design, size,
or the ability to use high end products. You can discuss with the
manufacturer exactly how you want your home's floor plan to be and
other custom options.
Generally, it only takes a few weeks for the home to be built and
ready for transport. Once the home is transported, it is up to the
home owner how long the process will take for completion. Final
touches can take any where from a week to 3 months. Compared to a 6
month completion rate for traditional stick built homes, modular
homes offer a speedy finish.