Affordable, attractive, and often environmentally friendly. Modular homes offer a wide range of benefits for those looking to build their own home or relocate to a more affordable area. It’s no wonder these houses are becoming more and more popular these days. Factors such as increases in housing prices, a lack of skilled labor, and increasing material costs are all working in modular homes’ favor.
Why Choose a Modular Home?
Cheap Construction Method
Modular homes are cheaper than traditionally constructed houses. This is because modular building construction uses less materials and skilled labor, which lowers the overall cost of building a house. The construction industry is a slow-moving one, but modular housing has advanced it significantly by taking advantage of factory efficiency.
Customize them as You’d Like
Building your own modular home gives you the freedom to choose what colors will be used on the outside, how big it’ll be, the layout – all features that you can’t experience with traditionally constructed homes.
Modular homes are also often environmentally friendly because they are generally engineered for high efficiency in terms of climate management. Many of them also use materials such as insulation made from recycled products and waste wood fibers, saving energy and trees for future generations.
There is also often less material waste with modular homes, since any off-cuts remain in the factory and can be repurposed, instead of just being thrown into a dumpster on a construction site.
Simple to Adjust Designed
It’s easy to make adjustments to a modular home design before it starts construction; this means the layout can be adjusted, or you might want to change the shape of a room.
You can Build Them Anywhere
Building your modular home on purchased land is more affordable than building on raw wilderness sites where there are no utilities and other infrastructure in place. Often in remote locations people find the hardest part of construction is having the right materials on hand. In a city you can run over to a hardware store to get the correct screws, but in the middle of no where, a few missing parts can grind things to a halt. You don’t experience these issues with modular housing.
Simple Transportation and Assembly
Modular homes are easy to transport and assemble. This means it’s possible for modular homes to be delivered by truck, moved on a flatbed trailer or towed with a tractor-trailer rig. In some cases, the assembly could take as little as a day, but generally, it will take a week or so for completion.
For people with limited mobility, modular homes can be a good option because they are more accessible to those who need wheelchair ramps or other modifications.
How long do modular homes last?
Modular homes are often rated to last up to 50 years.
How do you build modular homes?
- To start construction, a home buyer will need to choose the design layout and have county permits in place before they order their prefabricated house components from an authorized manufacturer.
- Most modular homes require a foundation to be poured. Often this is a floating concrete slab design, but some are also put on concrete pillars or blocks.
- The components of the home are then constructed individually in a factory
- The home is then covered with a temporary roof and siding to protect it from the elements as finishing work continues on the interior.
- It’s possible for modular homes to be delivered by truck, moved onto flatbed trailers or towed with tractor trailer rigs. Additional items such as windows, appliances and fixtures are then added on site.
Are Modular Houses Cheaper than Traditional Construction?
This type of housing is typically cheaper than traditionally constructed houses. This is because modular home construction uses less materials and skilled labor, which lowers the overall cost of building a house.