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Benefits of Owning A Modular Home

- Saturday, August 17, 2019
Tidewater custom modular home in Hampton Roads, VA

Modular homes are simply more affordable than site-built homes. They also deliver better quality. Their shorter build time is but one of many advantages. Modular homes are much more energy-efficient, so your monthly expenses will be substantially less.

Since modular homes are largely built indoors in a factory-like setting, the finished products are covered and transported to their new locations where they are assembled by a builder. A modular home is not a mobile home. It is simply a home that is built off-site. Because modular homes are built indoors, they can be completed in a matter of a few weeks, as opposed to months. They do not see the typical on-site delays caused predominantly by the weather. Modular homes must conform to specific rules, guidelines and building codes that often surpass those of traditional on-site homes.

When considering a modular home in Virginia Beach, VA, there can be significant differences in quality, price and service to on-site. These homes are often called factory-built, system-built or prefab (short for prefabricated) homes.

The following are benefits when buying a modular homes:

  1. Modular homes can be more affordable than site-built homes. Their shorter build time will save you money on the overall construction. Home inspections are not needed, as these are all done in the factory.
  2. Modular homes are much more energy-efficient, so your monthly expenses will be substantially less. They also are environmentally friendly. There are a great variety of homes from which to choose, and many architects specialize in designing modular homes. As with any home, modular homes can be expanded.
  3. By purchasing a modular home instead of a site-built home, you will get a new home sooner and much cheaper than you would otherwise if you are building a standard, non-luxury home.
  4. It is quicker build. The efficiency allows you to cut down on building time, because much of the assembly you will have to do is already done. Many modular buildings can take just a day to assemble.
  5. Portability. While modular buildings are generally built to be permanent structures, some designs can be disassembled, so you can pick up and leave anytime you desire.

If you are designing your own home, it is important to ask specific questions, as each manufacturer has different set of guidelines. Modular homes offer hundreds of personalized features that include (but are not limited to) ceramic floors, solid-surface countertops, various cabinet styles and wood species, exterior finishes, plumbing fixtures, etc. You can essentially customize your home.

You can create any style of modular home you wish, whether you want a traditional center-hall colonial or a Mediterranean. They do not all look alike. Modular homes have no design limitations. You can add any style of window or architectural detail that you desire. In short, you can create your own dream house.

To learn more about Modular Estate homes, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.