Wednesday, 7 August 2013

What Makes Modular Homes So Affordable?

Traditional homes have taken a backseat these days since modular homes are now outselling them. One-tenth of homes located in the northern east area of the United States are modular, prefabricated houses. New York and North Carolina, in particularly, is showing a high demand for affordable housing such as modular homes. Follow the link for more information about prefab homes.

Pre-assembled at a manufacturing facility that is sanitary and climate-controlled, modular homes are made up of a number of sections, or modules, where the term "modular homes" gets its name from, and from there they are delivered to a building site for complete assembly over a foundation that had been made already. There are no risks of weather or vandalism-related damage to prefabricated home materials since the homes are produced in an interior environment that is both clean and climate-controlled.

Modular home materials are bought at a discounted rate since they are purchased in bulk and, due to technology and tools controlled by computers, there is a low amount of waste of materials during the process of building the modules of the home. But this cost-friendly manufacturing method is only one reason for making modular homes so affordable to buyers.

With almost all the work that is normally done by a crew of construction workers already finished, modular sections are simply delivered to the building site, where they lift the sections from the shipping trailer with a crane and land it onto the foundation that had been poured already. When the sections are ready at the building site, they are joined together with fasteners. Sections of the home fit so tightly together that they are practically draft-free thanks to the precise cutting of the sections done by computer-based tools. This is yet another way manufactures of modular homes make them so affordable, minimal work. To read more about the modular home plans, follow the link.

Manufactures also keep prices low by saving time because it only takes a couple of weeks for the sections to leave the factory and to be fastened at the building site, which allows a family to move in in no time. The modules of the home are assembled on its foundation in only one to two days, and then the finishing touches are added, which takes only a few weeks, depending on the size of the home. The entire process from ordering the home model to the time it is built normally takes about three months to accomplish. Since conventional homes can take up to one year to complete, the estimated duration for the development of a module home is another reason they are so affordable.

Instead of buying a conventional home of the same size and same floor plan, you can save up to twenty-five percent by purchasing the same style of home as a modular home. The toughness of a modular home's sections is another benefit, and its strength is evident since the home's section had been lifted by crane to place on the foundation without any damage done.

Modules of prefabricated homes are always inspected twice before the sections are shipped to the building site. Manufactures of conventional homes do not inspect their finished product; they leave it up to a local building inspector.

Modular homes are far more than just an affordable housing option; they are energy-efficient, very durable, and often times superior in quality when matched up with a conventional home of the same size and floor plan. Go to the reference of this site for more information about New York modular homes.


  1. Thanks for sharing this. I have become very interested in Nationwide modular homes because of all of the good press I hear about them. I like that they have a faster build time than a normal house, and they are even energy efficient, so that is a place where I can save some money. I want to live in one because I want a brand new house to start my new life in as opposed to buying a small apartment or a house in which someone has already lived in.

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