Modular Homes Are the Future of Home Building
Custom design can take time but our fees are not any more than what architects charge for conventionally designed buildings. You would not think of building a traditional home without an architect. Would you?
Factory Built Homes are the Future of Home Building America invented factory fabrication. When you buy a kitchen appliance, VCR or car, you don’t expect it to be dumped in parts in your backyard requiring assembly, do you? You expect these products to be factory-made, factory inspected and ready for instant use. Modular construction is a pre-assembled system of home construction unique to all other methods of construction. We believe, it is unlikely the home building industry will cling to the idea of costly, error prone piece-by-piece fabrication of homes built on site. Given the economic benefit and quality of product associated with factory-built homes, on-site home construction can’t last; factory home building can’t miss.
Factory Built Home Materials are Green and High Quality Whether we’re talking about factory built homes, panelized or modular homes, in-plant construction quality is invariably superior to that built on site. Parts cut with a hand-held circular saw at a job site are not as precise as those cut with a $10,000 radial arm saw or $100,000 component cutter in a factory. Factory fastening methods are demonstrably superior because they use pneumatic tools driving fasteners to precise depths – no under-driving and no shiners. What’s more, factory inspections cover every construction detail from floor framing to final paint. Trained factory inspectors or independent third party inspectors perform more than one-dozen unannounced inspections per house. These days, the overloaded local building inspectors may only perform three or four announced inspections on the typical site built project. The quality factory built home manufacturer does not use green lumber. They protect all building materials from the weather. Wet materials would be too warped or bent to fit into their precise jigs for wall panel and truss construction. In many on-site building locations green lumber and building materials exposed to the weather are built into the home resulting in warped walls, ceilings and mold issues. modular homes colorado
Modular Homes are Stronger than Conventional (Stick-Built) Homes The modular home unit uses the strongest of all construction methods based on the 2×6 platform framing system. Traditionally, modular home units are over-built providing rigidity during transport to the site. Additional structural elements are incorporated to strengthen the modules as they are lifted by a crane from the carriers and placed on the foundation. Only modular construction is sturdy enough to withstand such forces equivalent to that of a healthy earthquake.
Easier to Finance Factory built homes are easier to finance because they have a positive track record.
When the homeowner selects a factory built home, with some variations, chances are the local banker has seen it before and knows the value. Bankers value the fact that factory built homes are well insulated and like the simplicity of the construction process compared to on-site construction.
Modular Homes are Built Quickly From the time you place your order, even when the factory is hopping busy, you can get a two-module home delivered to your site in eight weeks or less. You can move into it within a few more weeks. The average site built home takes six to nine months to complete.
Modular homes are built in factories benefiting from the assembly line production process. The factories purchase large quantities of lumber, sheet rock, carpet, paint, and other building supplies. As a result, they pay less for the materials they use. Labor is used with maximum efficiency as skilled craftsman move between workstations on the factory floor.