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Flooring Options for Modular Homes

Darren Kincaid - Friday, March 27, 2020

Our customers here at Tidewater Custom Modular Homes all know and celebrate the full-service nature of our home building services. We will ensure that our customers never go it alone on any single aspect of the custom modular home buying experience. Take flooring for example. Some of our customers know exactly what flooring they want. But in statistically significant percentages, what they THINK they want is not what they ultimate end up choosing. The reason for this is that their personal choice often times does not reflect a VALUE choice. With our consulting, countless new custom modular home buyers ended up with higher quality, better looking, and more durable flooring than they otherwise would have acquired.

So on the subject of flooring, here are what we consider the value-producing home flooring options that deserve your consideration.

Armstrong American Scrape



Armstrong Prime Harvest


Congoleum


Coretec Pro


Coretec Pro Plus


Shaw Carpet


Tile



There are countless reasons as to why you should choose a custom modular home for your next living experience. Our celebrated and award winning ability and eagerness to consult you along every step of the journey is why you should choose Tidewater Custom Modular Homes as your trusted builder. Contact Us today!.

Modular Home Construction’s Hidden Structural Superiorities

Darren Kincaid - Friday, March 20, 2020

At a glance, modular home construction looks exactly like traditional stick-built structures. Let’s take a deeper look into a number of the critical differences that make modular construction an overall superior product.

Lagged Corner Framing

To those of you who don’t understand the difference between nailing and lag bolting, we need to demonstrate that for you. Our modular home’s frames are lagged together which makes them structurally incomparably strong vs our stick-built competitors.

Walls Secured with Screws & Nails

Walls are set in place first with nails, then with screws for extra tight framing. Most traditional builders skip the screws as it adds time and expense. We never skip the screws.


HVAC Boots Sealed to Floor

Helps eliminate air leakage for cooler summers and warmer winters


Insulated Solid Headers with 1" Foam

Provides a thermal break to prevent unwanted transfer of heat


Mud Blocks on Back of Drywall Seams

Smart use of excess material eliminates unnecessary waste and makes a stronger drywall seam


Backer Board for Shelf & Mirror Attachment

Provides a large area to securely fasten closet shelving and bathroom mirrors


Blocking for Kitchen & Bath Electrical Boxes

Provides extra support for these high-use areas


Fire Stop at All Framing Penetrations

It's not just for code... it's also a good idea. And makes your home more airtight.


 

Cat-5 Phone Wire

You could actually create a computer network for your whole house with our standard phone wire


 

Gaskets on Exterior Wall Electrical Boxes

Helps to insulate and eliminate drafts


 

Concealed Fasteners for Kitchen Cabinets

Provides a clean, finished look for your new cabinets


 

To learn more about the modular building system, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.

Weather-Resistant Barrier Use Within Modular Home Construction

Darren Kincaid - Friday, March 13, 2020

OK, so not everything about home building is highly entertaining. Take for instance weather-resistant barriers within the home construction process. Not a very sexy topic on the surface, but barrier protection is a very, very important element of the home construction process and some (if not most) builders fail to give barrier protection its proper due. We’re here to tell you that the protective measures that we use here at Tidewater Custom Modular Homes is the highest quality barrier material on the market today. Again, not all builders use the quality of barrier products necessary to guarantee a moisture infiltration protection system that retards mold and mildew build up within walls and attics. Our barrier wrap also helps prevent exterior wall moisture damage.

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes,Viriginia Beach, VA - Barrier Wraps

Our modular home construction process here in Virginia Beach, VA applies a superior weather protection system that ensures air and water will not penetrate walls by using a installation system that does not compromising ventilation. The barrier wrap enables the moisture to leave (but not enter) wall cavities. Premium-grade house wrap in environmentally caustic coastal areas is essential to ensure the home successfully combats salt, sun, wind, and heat.

It’s the accumulation of many things that distances the quality of one home builder from another. We welcome the opportunity to educate you fully on the things that we continue to do to offer award-winning home building services. Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes to learn more about our modular home building system.