Modular Homes are Different (But Often Better) Than Traditionally Built Homes

A modular home is a home that is built indoors in a factory setting. The home is built in sections or modules. The finished modules are transported to your property where they are assembled by a builder. Modular homes are not mobile homes; it is a traditional home that is built off-site. Other names for modular homes are factory-built homes, system-built  or pre-fab homes.  

Modular homes differ from houses built on-site. Because modular homes are built indoors they can be completed in a few weeks rather than several months mainly because modular home construction doesn’t have the same on-site delays caused by the weather. All modular homes have to conform to local and state guidelines and building codes that often surpass those of traditional on-site homes. However, it is important to shop around. Not all companies that make modular homes are alike. There can be significant differences in quality, price and service.  As with purchasing or building any home, it is crucial to do your research.

Modular Home Facts:

  • Modular homes appraise the same as on-site homes. They do not depreciate in value.
  • Modular homes can be customized.
  • Most modular home manufacturers have their own in-house engineering departments that utilize CAD (Computer Aided Design).
  • Modular home designs vary in style and size.
  • Modular construction can also be used for commercial office buildings.
  • Modular homes are permanent homes.
  • Modular homes can be built on crawl spaces and basements.
  • Modular homes are considered a form of “Green Building.”
  • Modular homes are faster to build than site-built homes.
  • Home loans for modular homes are the same as buying a  site-built home.
  • Insuring your modular home is the same as a site-built home.
  • Taxes on a modular home are the same as a site-built home.
  • Modular homes can be built to withstand 175 mph winds.
  • Modular homes can be built for accessible living and designed for future conveniences.

For more information on modular homes, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.

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