When most people hear the term “modular home,” they think that it automatically implies a cheaply built, or manufactured home that is more temporary than permanent. This is far from the truth, as a genuine modular home must have all the characteristics of a traditional, permanent frame home. This is because the same code requirements must be applied to any residential structure.
One of the greatest modular home characteristics are that they have a greater range of flexibility in comparison to traditional on-frame homes. The steel undercarriage that supports floors, for example, are not needed in modular homes. On the other hand, the entire structure of modular homes are pre-constructed and fabricated in a controlled, industrial environment or factory, and then transported to the job site. Most of the time, this process makes up for the entire 90% to 95% of all building processes that need to be done. Essentially, you are signing up for fast production of your home.
Sometimes referred as “System-built” homes, the unique engineering that goes into producing these structures is very efficient and even better, cost-efficient. There are many economic advantages due to the efficiency of pre-fabricated parts. Assembling the parts on site cuts down on the building time, which with traditional homes, may take anywhere from half a year to several years. The process of modular homes makes it possibly to fully construct a home in as little as 2 weeks, depending on the difficulty, and floor plan of the home.
Another very advantageous characteristic of modular homes is the fact that you can pretty much design a home and have it built according to your specific needs, and personal tastes. Pre-ordering various building materials is up to you and even some major detailing in the interior of your home can be customized. Looking at it from another perspective, perhaps you have no idea what you’d like your home to look like. You can pick from a variety of custom plans generated by architects as a starting template while you can really personalize other components of the house. Another thing is that all producers and manufacturers of all modular homes must use computer generated plans in order to meet all the national, state, and local building standards and regulations. So you will have peace in mind that your home is safe and certain times must follow stricter codes.