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Why Custom Modular Homes are More Safe Than Traditional Stick-Built Homes

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Custom modular home construction is simply more safe and sturdy than traditional home construction for a host of reasons. First, they are more resistant to natural forces because of precision cuts that are fit and fastened largely within a computer controlled factory. The construction technology for modular homes calls for bolting, glue-nailed sheathing and decking, and increased volume of framing members. Bottom line, bolts and computer-aided precision fitting is simply better than what a human’s free hand can produce. This makes modular homes much more capable to endure nature's onslaughts.

The strength of local building codes varies from local to local. Traditional stick-building home builders build to those standards to save on construction cost. Frankly, some of those building code standards aren’t that high, and introduce very real quality risk into your future home’s strength. With custom modular home construction, there is no variance in quality. They are all precisely built and deliver a superior product in every single local across Hampton Roads.

You owe it to yourself to make a simple call to us to help you understand how custom modular home construction will deliver a lifetime of benefits over traditional home construction. Contact us anytime.


Custom Modular Home Construction – Affordable Home Construction Without the Stress of Yesteryear

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Considering modular home construction in and around Portsmouth, VA? Tidewater Custom Modular Homes has built an earned an award-winning reputation throughout all of Tidewater for home building excellence and value. We’re here to make sure you have the facts about your new home building options. It will be our pleasure to educate you regarding why increasingly Americans are choosing modular home construction over traditional stick-built construction. We’ll get that conversation started here and then

We understand that the process of designing your next home can be daunting. By the time your new home is complete, you want to be sure that the highest quality materials were used, as well as the highest quality craftsmanship. But how do you really know? Many believe that building a high quality, custom designed home is not affordable. But with modular construction, you can build a custom designed dream home with the quality you want and need. Modular homes meet or exceed all local, state and federal building codes, while staying well within your budget.

Homeowners and builders alike are choosing modular construction more and more for this very reason. If you want a quality home that is safe and secure, as well as beautiful, modular home construction may be the perfect choice.

  • Modular homes are built in factory settings with strict quality control procedures in place.
  • Modular homes are inspected by 3rd party engineering firms and state inspectors along with local building officials. Traditionally built homes are only inspected by local building officials.
  • Modular manufacturers have a state approved quality assurance manual. Traditional home builders do not. home manufacturers have a quality assurance department staffed with line inspectors. Most site built home builders do not employ their own in-house inspectors.
  • All modular homes have plumbing and electrical tests completed on every home.
Modular homes from Tidewater Custom Modular Homes undergo three sets of inspections during the construction process. A modular home is built in pieces, or modules, and each module undergoes a thorough quality control inspection before leaving the assembly line. It is then independently inspected again before it is shipped to your building site. Then, once your modular home is finished, and ready to move in, it is inspected again by your local building inspector. Stick-built homes are inspected one time, and only by the local building inspector after the home is built. Fast construction AND triple-inspected, modular homes are a better decision. For more information on modular construction, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Modular Home Quality GREATLY Exceed Traditional Construction

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Williamsburg VA

The process of building a home can be daunting. By the time your new home is complete, you want to be sure that the highest quality materials were used, as well as the highest quality craftsmanship. But how do you really know? Many believe that building a high quality, custom designed home is not affordable. But with modular construction, you can build a custom designed dream home with the quality you want and need. Modular homes meet or exceed all local, state and federal building codes, while staying well within your budget.

Homeowners and builders alike are choosing modular construction more and more for this very reason. If you want a quality home that is safe and secure, as well as beautiful, modular home construction may be the perfect choice.

  • Modular homes are built in factory settings with strict quality control procedures in place.
  • Modular homes are inspected by 3rd party engineering firms and state inspectors along with local building officials. Traditionally built homes are only inspected by local building officials.
  • Modular manufacturers have a state approved quality assurance manual. Traditional home builders do not.
  • Modular home manufacturers have a quality assurance department staffed with line inspectors. Most site built home builders do not employ their own in-house inspectors.
  • All modular homes have plumbing and electrical tests completed on every home.

Modular homes from Tidewater Custom Modular Homes undergo three sets of inspections during the construction process. A modular home is built in pieces, or modules, and each module undergoes a thorough quality control inspection before leaving the assembly line. It is then independently inspected again before it is shipped to your building site. Then, once your modular home is finished, and ready to move in, it is inspected again by your local building inspector. Stick-built homes are inspected one time, and only by the local building inspector after the home is built.

Fast construction AND triple-inspected, modular homes are a better decision. For more information on modular construction, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Envision Your Virginia Beach Waterfront View from Your New Custom Modular Home

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes - Vacation-Style Modular Home

The Atlantic Ocean and scenic Tidewater area lakes and tributaries make the perfect setting for your next home. We encourage you to consider Tidewater Custom Modular Home’s vacation style modular floor plan as a starting point for dreaming big about your future.

Modular construction in Virginia Beach offers the overall very best value for you future vacation home-buying dollar. And it is not even close. Lower cost per square foot and significantly faster home delivery time are reasons you should become highly educated on what custom modular home construction can do for you.

The Southport Vacation style Modular Floor Plan captivates homebuyers with its alluring front elevation, high vaulted ceiling and glass walls. The open great room provides a panoramic view of the waterfront and the skies, allowing natural light to be diffused throughout the room ideal for gatherings and relaxation. The master suite on the other hand provide homeowners a peaceful retreat. There are two additional rooms upstairs for children and guests.

The degree of custom modification options available to you are too wide open to cover in a blog post. A simple conversation with us will amaze and open your eyes to the possibilities. Do you, your family, and your wallet a favor. Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Designing the Custom Modular Home Around the Kitchen

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It never surprises us how often we design custom modular homes around a kitchen. Home buyers often can’t picture how they want the house to look like from the outside, but we tell you with certainty that they most certainly have a clear vision of their future kitchen. The kitchen is the heart and soul of the home. It is where a family spends the vast majority of their time together. So, today we’re here to simply remind you of that we are here, ready, willing, and able to deliver you kitchen dream in your next home. Start by considering some of our custom modular home kitchen options. That’s just to get you thinking and then together we can work to flush things out to your specific requirements.

Our modular homes built in and around the greater Virginia Beach area, offer limitless possibilities for design and layout that can be customized to suit your taste and style. Your kitchen options for modular homes take into account all aspects of a multi-purpose kitchen. Expect nothing short of premium-grade fixtures and state-of-the-art kitchen technologies to create that fully-functional kitchen you’ve been dreaming of.

Let’s get started. Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes today!


Chose Modular Home Construction - A Profitable Home Buying Decision

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Increasingly home buyers are turning to modular home construction. Those of you in the market know that new home demand is high, lumber and other component cost and supply is low, and the overall cost per foot for new home construction can seem daunting. Ah, but those who are educated on the modular home option are finding those anxieties extinguished.

Modular homes are popular only in part due to their comparative affordability. The employ of automation within the building process reduces waste and time, both factors leading to a more cost-effective home building solution. They incorporate modules within the design process which offers a building flexibility and customization options that continue to surprise everyone who is new to this innovative and superior home building product.

One thing we can promise you. After sitting down with us to get educated on the stark differences between traditional stick-built homes and the custom modular home, you will walk away with a good understanding why modular home construction is rapidly accelerating toward being the more the norm than exception within the American home buying decision process.

For more tips on custom modular home living, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Retire/Downsize Via Modular Home Construction’s Time and Fiscal Efficiency

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes - Smithfield, VA

It is a statistical fact, the concept of “The Greying of America”. And many of us in (or approaching) retirement are thinking about simplifying their lives. One of the most common simplification is downsizing homes. It makes sense for many of us to quit spending so much time managing property in exchange for more time managing our recreational lives. Increasingly, Americans are turning to modular home construction as their path to increasing their comfort and level of recreational living.

Let’s be clear. Downsizing must not be synonymous with compromising. Moving into a new home should always be a celebration and countless people just like you have chosen Tidewater Custom Modular Homes as their path to new home celebration. A new modular home is the perfect solution for those looking to downsize. You can remain in comfort with the space and amenities that you need and want, but you can still move into a smaller home.

With modular homes, the floor plans can be customized, so even if you are an empty nester and the kids old bedrooms were used as office or storage space, you can incorporate that functionality into your modular floor plan just on a smaller, more economical scale.

The reasons to downsize are many. To reclaim time as previously mentioned, to save money on maintenance, utilities and taxes, modular home construction provides that path. Modular construction is energy efficient construction. With energy star appliances, energy efficient windows, better insulation and efficient lighting you will pay less for the utilities in your home.

Most importantly, with a well built, well designed, brand new home, your new modular home will retain its resale value. When it comes time to sell, your home will retain its value. For more information on downsizing to a modular home, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Custom-Built Modular Homes for the Just Married Couple

Tidewater Custom - Benefits Living In A Custom Modular Ranch Home in Richmond, VA

One of the most important decisions newly married couples make is the choice of house to start their family. Often times newlyweds are on short budgets and short time constraints to get things stabilized. This is where modular home construction shows up best. Simply put, more home per square foot in a shorter period.

Every modular home that we build in Richmond and the surrounding areas is built using state-of-the-art building technologies and streamlined processes. This is why when you go the modular route, you are able to benefit from aesthetics and quality that are unmatched especially when you factor in the money and time you save when you custom-build one.

A couple can start choosing a modular floor plan they will use in custom-building their dream home. With a wide array of options for customization, it is not impossible to own one that you can call uniquely yours, with the features existing to cater to your basic to unique needs for a home. You can actually start with simple floor plans, say a single story home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath room. And when your family expands, you can just add another floor or room and you can do all those still without consuming much time and money.

To find out more about the advantages of modular home construction for just married couples, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Modular Home Construction – The First-Choice for New Home Construction

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The home building industry is going through a revolution as modular home construction continues to increase overall market share. Care to guess why that is? Modular home construction marries technology and time-honored craftsmanship to deliver a stronger, longer lasting, and completely customizable product. Well, we suppose more square footage for the home-buying dollar plays a bit into the equation as well.

The custom modular homes that we build in Portsmouth, VA exemplify how modular floor plans are custom designed and built to take advantage of the environmental, cost-effective computer aided production, limited waste, and other factors that deliver a superior product and at lower cost when compared to their traditional stick-built counterparts. No wonder that more and more home buying consumers are choosing custom modular home construction as their product of choice.

It wonderful to dream of your next home but also oh so rewarding to discover how simple it is to build that dream into reality. To find out more about the advantages of modular home construction, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Stick-Built Home Construction Labor Shortage Improves the Value of Modular Home Construction to All-Time Highs

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes - Stick-Built Home Construction

Part of the fall-out from the slowdown in the home construction industry is the fact that a large volume of home building craftsmen and laborers have left the industry.  This labor shortage serves only to significantly increase the already strong comparative value of custom modular homes over traditional construction. 

An executive from TC Modular Home's supplier, HandCrafted Homes (Henderson, N.C) says the differential in price between modular homes and stick-built homes “has surely tightened” as subcontractor labor has gotten scarcer and more expensive. Realize also that fewer traditional home building laborers means the volume of quality laborers has significantly declined as well. Those who purchase traditional stick-built homes really are buying a box of chocolates....they just don't know what they are going to get.

But you know what you are getting from your TC Modular Home selection.Our builder enjoys the benefit of a skilled and stable labor force manufacturing high quality homes to the strictest of industry and company standards.  We're so proud of our products (such as our Cape Cod Concord and the Chapel Hill Ranch)  that we actively encourage prospective buyers to tour the Handcrafted Homes factory.  You'll know exactly what you are going to get and when you are going to get it.Our average delivery time averages an amazingly short 60-90 days.  You won't get that efficiency out of any stick builder. 


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