Modular floor plans consist of many different styles, such as ranch, split-level, gable entry, cape cod, chalet, log sided, and two story.
Modular homes are built to the IRC Code, designed to be set on an approved foundation, and must be placed on private property. Modular floor plans consist of many different styles, such as ranch, split-level, gable entry, cape cod, chalet, log sided, and two story.
MODULAR VS. SITE BUILT HOMES
- When building a modular home, the cost is fixed based on the plan and features you select. With on-site building, your builder has to factor in costs associated with each tradesman's daily travel to your site and elements of weather delays.
- On-site builders purchase materials as needed from local building supply stores. Modular home builders take advantage of purchasing materials in bulk or directly from the manufacturer, paying less for the same product.
- With site-built homes, labor costs are typically half of the total home cost. Modular homes are built more efficiently using an assembly line and long term employees, which greatly reduces the labor rate.
- When pricing your project, on-site builders factor in additional costs based on history, such as theft, weather damage, and unforeseen cost overruns. Since modular materials are stored indoors, built in a controlled environment and delivered to you nearly complete, the costs protecting the builder's profit margin are not necessary.
- The lumber used for site built homes is stored outside, exposed to all weather, and the lumber used for modular homes is neatly stored indoors.
- The time to build a home on-site can range from 6 to 18 months depending on the size and complexity of the home. A modular home can be built in in 4-8 weeks.
- Most modular home builders provide a 10-year structural warranty. Most on-site builder's do not offer any warranties.