As winter approaches and in light of the storms we have seen devastate neighborhoods on the Eastern seaboard this year, people want to safe homes. If you are considering building a new home, consider modular construction. Modular homes are built in a factory setting with extensive QA standards. Modules are built to exacting specifications, and are constructed to meet all state and local building codes. Additionally, modular homes use 30% more materials.
The modules are then transported to the building site and lifted onto the foundation with cranes. Because the modules are built to be transported and lifted, they are stronger than traditional homes. In fact, every joint is glued and screwed for extra support. Modular homes are built to withstand hurricane force winds of 120mph.
This is the part of the process where a comparison can be made to stick-built vs modular construction. Look at a stick-built construction site. Builders work through rain other inclement weather conditions. They use air guns to build the homes.
During modular construction, there are no weather, materials or labor issues. Modular homes use 30% more materials than a traditionally built home. This makes them sturdier as well. Modular home walls, floors, and ceilings are screwed and lag-bolted together. This adds yet another level of security to their construction integrity and strength.
Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes if you are interested in a storm safe and study new home.