Modular Homes F.A.Q's
What is a Modular Home?
A modular home is a house that is built indoors in a factory-like setting. The finished product(s) are then covered and transported to their new location, where they are then assembled. A modular home is not a mobile home; it is simply a home that is built off-site, as opposed to on-site.
Modular and manufactured homes are not the same. Manufactured homes are not placed on permanent foundations. Manufactured homes, sometimes referred to as (but are not always) mobile homes.
How do Modular Homes Differ from Houses Built On-Site?
Modular homes are built indoors, and can be completed in a matter of a few weeks, as opposed to months. They don’t see the typical on-site delays caused predominantly by the weather. Modular homes must conform to specific rules, guidelines and building codes that often surpass those of traditional on-site homes.
Do Modular Homes Appraise the Same As Traditional Construction?
Yes, Modular homes appraise the same as their on-site built counterparts do and they do not depreciate in value.
Modular homes are permanent structures, which makes them "real property".
Can I Customize My Modular Home?
Yes, your modular home can be customized! We work with in-house engineering that utilize CAD (computer aided design) and can accommodate most requests.
Can My Modular Home Be Built with a Basement?
Yes, modular homes can be built with a basement or crawlspace. Modular homes are also considered a form of green building. A modular home cannot be put on a slab.
How is a Modular Home Assembled?
The modular home is factory built and starts out as sections that have been built in a climate-controlled area. The finished sections are transported to the building site and then assembled with cranes.
Are Modular Homes More Expensive Than Traditional Construction?
NO! Modular homes can typically save you quite a bit of money. because they are constructed in a factory they can be constructed rather quickly, in a matter of weeks - as opposed to months, there are no weather delays and all inspections are performed at the factory during each phase of construction by a third-party inspector. Inspections are completed before the homes are transported to their permanent location. Plus, since the home is constructed in a factory, it saves on labor costs too!
Keep in mind that the more complex the design and spec's of your modular home the more your home will cost. You may also need to install a septic system, natural gas or other factors that can affect the outcome of your cost. But when compared to traditional construction, you are still going to save in the long run.
What is the Average Time-frame for Completion on a Modular Home?
The average time for completion of a modular home takes approximately 120 working days from the day the home is set on its foundation on the site location.
What are the Warranties on a Modular Home
Typically speaking, there is a one year full manufacturers warranty. The builder then picks up a second year warranty, then your two to ten year warranty kicks in.
Can you Help in Obtaining Financing?
Yes, NJ Modular Solutions can help you obtain financing for your modular home project.