Modular Home Prices and Costs Comparison

Modular Home Prices
Modular Home Cost Comparison

Anyone thinking about buying a modular home must consider the costs involved in the process. If you only need to know the price of the modular home being delivered to your site, this question is easy to answer. However, the costs encountered in modular home construction include much more than the price of the home.

The average cost to set up a modular home includes the price of the home. It also includes the costs of site preparation work  involved in setting up and installing the home. The site preparation charges will include labor costs, and will be influenced by factors like site preparation and development. Building code requirements may also affect the cost of installation.

For example, the average modular home price in Indiana will be less than in states that require installation of sprinkler systems or other building code compliance. Some western states have even put forward additional requirements for modular home foundations to meet the necessary seismic codes. This means modular home costs are slightly more expensive in these states.

In addition, homes that are built in coastal areas require installation of windows capable of withstanding hurricane force winds. Modular homes built in the northern states will need strong roofs able to withstand heavy snow load. The best way to estimate the price of a modular home is to choose a floor plan, and then talk to a builder in your area regarding specifics.

Finish Prices of Modular Homes

All modular home manufacturers will have their own construction methods and specifications. You should ask the modular home builder for a list of their standard specifications. Apart from the standard specs of the builder, you will also have your own ideas and specifications about the modular home. However, always understand that the better the building specs, the higher the price of the home. Some of the construction factors that affect modular home prices are:

Construction Options

The construction options for modular homes include the roof pitch of the home, bump outs, reverse gables, clear spans, porch roofs, ceiling height and other desired options that incur extra charges.

Interior Finishes

Modular home builders and factories offer standard interior finishing. Included in the interior finishing charges are the costs of bath and kitchen cabinets, lighting fixtures, faucets, trim, flooring, and more.

Exterior Finishes

Like the interior finishes, modular home manufacturers offer standard finishes for the exterior, together with a variety of exterior finish options the buyer may choose from.