Modular homes are often misunderstood but have several advantages. They’re efficient and offer flexible design options so you can build your ideal home. At Design. Build. Modular., we know the many benefits of designing a modular home for yourself and the ones you love. We’ll help you experience all the benefits of modular homes while clearing up any myths.
Common Misconceptions of Modular Homes
Many myths about modular homes come from people who have never been in one. Four of the biggest misconceptions are:
1. They’re Cheaply Constructed
Many mistakenly believe modular homes are unreliable. However, we build modular homes with the same materials as any other home. The only difference is that we construct modular homes in factories, leading to a more controlled process.
2. They’re All the Same
Some neighborhoods have identical or similar prefabricated (prefab) homes. This phenomenon is usually the work of a property owner who leases modular homes. You don’t have to have a replica of your neighbor’s house, though. We offer an array of housing styles. Whatever your tastes are, you can build and customize your modular home the way you want.
3. They Don’t Stand the Test of Time
Modular homes became increasingly popular after World War II. As soldiers returned from the war, they started families, but the real estate market was limited. Modular homes were a fast, cost-effective solution, and many of these homes still stand today. You can feel confident that yours will do the same.
4. They Are Hard To Finance
Some believe that since modular housing differs from traditional building processes, buyers can’t get the funding they need. At Design. Build. Modular., we work with you to find financing before beginning the building process, so you can enjoy a transparent and straightforward journey to owning a new home.
Benefits of Modular Homes
Here are a few advantages you can experience with modular homes.
If you’re wondering why you should get a modular home, one of the biggest reasons is your ability to customize every aspect of the house. From the floor plan to the carpeting and windows, you have a say in every detail that goes into creating your home. You can even design the floor plan or upgrade your current construction specifications as you learn more about the building process. The possibilities are truly endless.
2. Faster Move-In
Another benefit is time. On-site home construction leaves a building team at the mercy of the weather. Because we build modular homes in factories, our team controls the building process and timeline. As a result, you don’t have to worry about delays or setbacks. Work with your construction team to create a beautiful home that’s done on time. Whether you are simply anxious to move in or need a roof over your head after a disaster, a modular home typically has quicker timelines.
3. Location Flexibility
Modular homes also allow you to choose the location. Our team is responsible for building your vision while you pick the land that makes your house a home. Our team can lend a hand, too. We review properties with you and explain what can be done based on state building codes and regulations.
Building a home in a factory also means that workers don’t have to travel to remote job sites daily. If you choose an isolated location for your home, you may struggle to find a contractor willing to travel the distance. With a modular build, workers only travel to your site to deliver and assemble the final product.
4. Controlled Costs
Whether you build your own house or buy a new or pre-owned home, you often have little say over the cost. With a modular home, you work with your design team from the beginning. You can explain your budget, and your modular builder will work with you to create a design that fits what you want to pay.
The modular building process follows a more rigid procedure than other homebuilding practices, so you can more easily predict expenses and avoid unexpected changes that drive up your prices. Prefab and traditional homes often have similar costs, but the controlled building process for factory-built homes means you often have a better idea of what you’ll pay in the end.
5. Reduced Waste
Since modular home building follows a structured process, builders can accurately predict how much material each build will use. Builders can also store extra components in the building factory to ensure they have everything they need. This convenient storage process means builders can access supplies for future projects more easily. Rather than leaving wood or other materials at the building site, modular home builders store them away for reuse.
Modular building processes also experience fewer issues like accidental damage, water damage, theft and vandalism. These issues, typically encountered in traditional home building, can waste time, money and supplies.
Since prefab homes are built in a factory and then transported to the building site, they include extra reinforcements that add greater durability. The factory setting also allows for more precise engineering, eliminating structural defects that can affect conventional framing. This durability enables homes to endure intense storms and years of use.
7. Environmentally Friendly Construction
Design. Build. Modular. designs energy-efficient homes with windows, siding and insulation meant to hold heat in the winter and cool air during summer. This design means that your home will require less energy, so your modular home benefits the environment.
Our controlled building practices also reduce construction material waste. When added to a land site, modular homes disturb the earth less than conventional construction, reducing your home’s impact on the surrounding wildlife.
Start Designing Your Dream Home With Design. Build. Modular. Today
You can experience the advantages of modular homes yourself by partnering with Design. Build. Modular. Watch as we work efficiently and meticulously to give you a home you love. We work fast so that you can have your modular home in as little as seven days after you work through the design and permit process. All you have to do is sign a contract, and our team will work for you.