Frequently Asked Questions About Modular Homes

West Virginia modular home direct from the factory

There are many frequently asked questions from people that are first thinking of building with a modular home. There are more questions by people who are looking to save additional money by purchasing their modular home direct from the factory and doing their on GC (general contractors). These are the most frequently asked questions:

What is a Modular Home?

Today’s modular homes are indistinguishable from site-built homes. A modular home is built in a modular home manufacturing factory, i.e., in an indoors, controlled environment. So, unlike site-built homes, they are protected from the elements and built using a regulated, systematic processes. A modular home is NOT a Mobile Home and NOT a Manufactured Home.

Is buying a Modular Home More Difficult Than Buying a Site-Built Home?

The answer is, No! In fact, most of our clients save even more money by performing the role of General Contractor, GC. We offer a Home Equity Kit which provides DVD and manuals as a resource for the selection, pricing, processes, and construction.

Do I have to order a stock modular home design? Can I custom design my home?

NO, you do not have to order a stock design of a modular home. You can have practically any architect design converted into a modular home plan. You can also take a stock modular home design and have it customized to suite your needs, i.e. you can add rooms, move doors, etc.

Is the financing of a modular home different than financing a site-built home?

NO, there should not be a distinction between financing a modular home and site built home. Appraisers, banks and lending institutions treat both types of construction the same. Read more on our modular home financing page.

What are the prominent advantages of a Manufactured Home?

The efficiencies developed in the factory-built process are key:

  • The building environment is totally controlled: Constructed in a clean plant, indoors, precludes problems of inclement weather.
  • Greatly reduced waste of materials: Recycling and inventorying materials in a manufacturing plant environment, removes weather incidences, job site theft which lowers cost.
  • Buying bulk materials passes savings along: the manufacturer purchase lumber and top-quality name brand materials in massive quantities resulting in lower costs.
  • Construction technology: Precision equipment and efficient material handling result in more accurate construction with fewer mistakes which lower cost.
  • Built to Code with Inspections: modular homes are built to the specific building code required by each state, inspected by both the manufacturer and Independent Third Party Inspection Agencies. This results in fewer construction errors and lower costs.

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We Deliver Modular Homes Factory Direct to these States

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Delaware, Vermont, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and West Virginia