Why Build Modular?

/Why Build Modular?
Why Build Modular? 2018-05-06T12:32:56+00:00
  • Building a modular home in the Northeast costs 10-20% less than conventional stick built construction and will be completed faster.

  • By completing your home faster, you will incur lower interest costs on your construction loan.

  • Modular homes are built year round, inside a factory, using a stable skilled workforce.

  • With new computer aided design capabilities, your home can be customized easily to suit your lifestyle needs.

  • Building inside a factory reduces the chance your project will be subjected to the elements, thereby causing damage to your subfloor, roof rafters, etc.

  • Assembly with precision jigs to better ensure quality.

  • Construction standards that meet or exceed local and state building codes.

  • Quality control inspections done by third party inspectors throughout the construction process.

  • Larger more sophisticated equipment in permanent factory situations.

  • Green building: all leftover materials used in building a modular home are recycled. (wire, wood, etc)

  • To facilitate faster construction, the wall studs are precut. This also reduces waste. By ordering construction materials in build quantities, the factory saves money – which is passed on to you.

  • All lumber is kiln dried and kept in roofed buildings and not subjected to weather related warp or shrink.

  • There are no construction delays due to theft of onsite materials. All building materials are kept inside secure warehouse facilities.

Construction Techniques That Strengthen a Modular Home Include:

  • Double rim joists front and back of house.

  • Drywall bonded to ceiling and wall studs with adhesive as well as wall fasteners.

  • Modules joined together with lag bolts at marriage line in the basement and attic.

  • Flush basement ceiling with main carrying beam built into the floor system.

  • Separate first floor ceiling and second floor systems on all two story homes.

  • Larger sheets of drywall used for walls and ceilings for less seams and stronger structure.

  • Floor sheathing glued and nailed.