Almost all modular homes are built in a factory setting. This means their construction process is not affected by adverse weather conditions. Consequently, the construction process of a modular home gets completed at a rapid pace.
Many customers have the misconception that a factory-built modular home will arrive to their building site fully built. However, this is not the case. In reality, the factory will prefabricate only 90 percent of the modular home, which means that you will still have to do a number of finishing works to the home before moving in. Below are a few common finish tasks for your newly built modular home.
HVAC is actually an abbreviation, used to describe the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning of your modular home. Your local builder will connect your new home to your neighborhood water and sewage lines. If you don’t have any municipal services near you, then your local builder will connect your modular home to its own water and septic system.
Installing Interior Trim
Modular home manufacturers usually complete the installation of most of the interior trim of your home, but they will not be able to interior trim at the marriage wall of your new home. You can only install this trim after placing the modules together on a permanent foundation.
Installing Exterior Trim
Some of the modular home manufacturers prefer not to install the exterior trim and other finish materials on modular homes to ensure the safe transport of these structures. However, some homebuilders also do it to maximize the interior space of modular homes. So, make sure to install the exterior trim after assembling the modules of your new home.
Your new modular home will arrive at your building site in several pieces. This means your local builder will have to finish sealing the structure on-site. There may be small gaps in the structure, which you will need to seal and caulk properly.
Some of the exterior walls of your new modular home arrive at your building site with large gaps of siding or they may not even have siding. So, ask your local builder to install the siding, as it will ensure that there are no gaps between the marriage walls of your modular home.