March 1, 2013

Modular Construction is Taking Off

Modular homes are prefabricated, residential homes that are becoming increasingly popular because of their elegant and affordable features. Sturdy modular construction and affordability of these homes along with the design possibilities and the ability for customized floor plans are just some of the factors that are letting modular construction take off.

The process of building a modular home begins with the design. The home is then built in modular sections at a climate-controlled factory, to the specifications laid-down by local and state building codes.

Cranes and trucks, transport the modules to the building site for final assembly, which includes setting the modules onto the foundation, installation of plumbing and electric, sealing up the home and adding the siding and decks.

Modular homes use traditional construction materials, but are built faster and more efficiently.

Other factors that contribute to the rising popularity of the modular homes are:

1. Modular homes take much less time to construct
2. Provides a profitable option to an home owner
3. Building and maintenance costs around 30% less, (depending on design options)
4. Manufactured in a climate-controlled environment, the house is not vulnerable to weather and other external factors that could affect the project completion.
5. A greener solution to home construction because of the low waste
6. More energy efficient than stick built homes

For more information on modular construction, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.