A modular home is unique because it is built in a climate-controlled factory.
The factories buy huge quantities of lumber, drywall, flooring, paint, etc. They pay much less for each and can have large quantities delivered at one time. Labour is used with maximum efficiency, with skilled craftsmen moving between workstations on the factory floor.
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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 ensure 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.
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 is half finished and your builder tells you he is 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 has 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.
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. Modular houses are built in controlled environments under the factory roof and are shipped in weather-proofed wrapping.
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.
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.