Below are some things you should know about modular housing
Modular Homes/Prefabricated Homes:
1.Must conform to the same local, state and regional building codes as homes built on-site.
2.Are treated the same by banks as homes built on-site and are easily refinanced.
3.Have the same features as similarly priced site built homes.
4.Are built to a different code from mobile homes, which build to HUD code. While floor plans are the same, Modular homes can be further customized and the structural build is built to stricter site-build requirements.
5.Undergo rigid inspection processes by third party agencies in the manufacturing plant and by local building inspectors on-site.
6.Can be of any size and can be built to most architectural styles.
7.Are generally constructed with 15% more structural members and fasteners than site built homes resulting in strong and durable homes.
8.Highly customizable. The buyer usually decides design before construction has begun and can select from a broad range of options and finishes.
9.Generally take 5-7 weeks to construct. Differing from a site-built home, the foundation can be dug at the same time that the house is being constructed.