In modular construction, the framing, roofing, plumbing, cabinetry, interior finish, heating, air conditioning, and electric wiring are exactly what you would expect in a conventional stick built home. The main difference is the location of construction. Stick built homes are built right on-site, exposing the material to inclement weather, vandalism, and other adverse conditions.
Modular homes are constructed in climate-controlled facilities, which protects the materials from degradation. The modules are then transported from the facility to the site. This means that modular homes need to be extremely sturdy. Therefore, gluing and screwing are used to ensure sturdiness during travel. Also, modular homes must comply with interstate and local building codes which means they are stronger, higher quality homes.
The costs for modular construction are also lower than site-built construction for two main reasons: 1) building material is purchased in bulk and 2) construction is handled in an efficient, assembly-like manner. This translates into an average 20% savings for modular built homes.
Modular homes can also be constructed in as little as 12 weeks. This is because modular homes are built indoors using full-time indoor crews. As a result, modular companies do not suffer the no shows, bad weather, and other common time concerns of the traditional contractor.
For more information on modular construction, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.