Below are some of the most common questions we recieve pertaining to Modular Homes. If you have any further questions about your project, please do not hesitate to contact us today!
What is a modular home?
A modular home is a prefabricated home constructed in a factory and transported to the building site for final assembly.
How is a modular home different from a manufactured home?
A modular home is built to the same building codes and regulations as a traditional site-built home, while a manufactured home is not.
How are modular homes constructed?
Modules are built in a factory setting using advanced machinery and skilled workers, then transported to the construction site for assembly.
What are the benefits of building a modular home?
Faster construction, higher quality construction, and improved energy efficiency.
How long does it take to build a modular home?
Around 4-6 months from start to finish, however, due to construction delays, covid, supply chain shortages, current wait times are 8 months minimum in Colorado. Lots of work can be done during this time however, like “The Set” (land prep), modular home option selections, and financing. I will do my best to keep your process time down to the bare minimum.
Can I customize the floor plan of a modular home?
Yes! 100%. Modular homes can be customized to fit the specific needs and preferences of the homeowner. The possibilities are almost endless!
What kind of foundation is required for a modular home?
A permanent foundation, such as a full basement or crawlspace, is required. Modulars are held to the same standards as stick built homes.
Are modular homes energy efficient?
Yes, the construction process ensures airtight construction that minimizes energy loss.
Can a modular home be built on any lot?
Check local zoning laws and regulations to ensure the lot is suitable for a modular home.
How is a modular home transported to the building site?
Modules are transported on flatbed trucks.
Can a modular home be moved after it is set?
It is not recommended to move a modular home once it is set on its foundation. These are permanent structures. These are not mobile homes or anything close.
Can a modular home be financed?
Yes, modular homes can be financed with a traditional mortgage loan.
Are there any tax benefits to building a modular home?
Consult with a tax professional to see if there are any available tax benefits in your area.
Can a modular home be built in a rural area?
Yes, modular homes can be built in rural areas, but local zoning laws and regulations must be considered.
How are utilities connected to a modular home?
Utilities are connected by a licensed professional after the home is set on its foundation.
Can a modular home be built on a sloped lot?
Yes, a modular home can be built on a sloped lot with the proper foundation and site preparation.
Can I build a two-story modular home?
Yes, modular homes can be designed and built to accommodate multiple stories.
Can I build a modular home with a basement?
Yes, a modular home can be built with a full basement or crawlspace.
Are there any limitations on the size of a modular home?
Check local zoning laws and regulations to determine any size limitations.
Can I install solar panels on a modular home?
Yes, solar panels can be installed on a modular home to increase energy efficiency.
Can I build a modular home in a flood zone?
Yes, modular homes can be built in flood zones, but local regulations and requirements must be met.
What is the warranty on a modular home?
Warranty coverage varies by manufacturer and builder, but typically ranges from 1-10 years.
Can I choose my own builder for a modular home?
Yes, you can choose your own builder, but ensure they have experience building modular homes.
How do I find a reputable modular home builder?
I can help with this. Please contact me but if you want to find your own builder, be sure to check references, online testimonials and look for industry certifications.
Is it cheaper to build a modular home than a traditional site-built home?
Often, yes. Cost savings can be significant depending on options and custimization. In almost every situation, modular homes are cost-competitive with traditional site-built homes