Modular homes are unique because they are built in factories that are climate controlled and this type of construction will help to avoid weather related issues and delays. Moreover, as the building supplies are stored in on-site warehouses, it eliminates the chances of using wet materials in building the home.
The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau reported that “most mold… which are observed on lumber…can normally be attributed to the transportation, storage and construction stages.” Some of the important benefits of modular homes are discussed below.
Modular housing offers many options and design possibilities. Your small modular homes builder will work with you and your manufacturer to fix the design and type that best suits your needs and requirements. Modular homes offer a wide range of plans and designs to choose from. Besides, these homes are much customizable.
Speed of Construction
Modular homes can be typically built in 1/3rd of the time that is needed to build a site-built home. This is because the overall time to build the house is reduced by the concurrent site work and the construction of the home. This will also reduce the interest on home financing.
Better Quality Construction
As these homes are built in factories, manufacturers will be able to make use of tools that are not available to the site builder like custom manufactured jigs. These tools will ensure that all the walls, ceilings, and floors are of proper sizes. Moreover, the interior walls of modular homes will be lag bolted to the exterior walls and insulations will be installed on all electrical outlets. Straps will be used to brace the walls to the floor.
Inspection & Regulation
Before starting the construction of a modular home, all the plans should be reviewed and approved by the state where the home is to be installed. Modular homes should be designed and built as per the code for the state where the home will be transported for the final location. The manufacturer of the modular home will also contract with some third party inspection agency, licensed by the state to do in-plant inspections while the modular home is in production.
After finishing manufacturing the housing modules, the agency will place label on the home to certify that the house is made in conformance with the plans and complies with the provisions that are stated in the building code.