Myth #1 – Modular Homes are Manufactured Housing (Mobile Homes)
Even though the two words modular and manufactured sound very much alike, they can’t be more different! Modular homes are NOT manufactured homes (commonly known as trailers or mobile homes). Manufactured homes (mobile homes) are built to a set of building codes governed by HUD, thus making them lesser expensive to manufacture with faster assemblies. They remain on their frame after transport make them mobile. Modular homes are delivered to the building site and set onto a foundation or basement. Modulars are built to the same building codes as on-site construction (all local, state and/or regional codes), but require stronger construction than on-site built homes. Also, a custom modular home can be two or more stories high and in variety of widths and lengths. See myth #2.
Myth #2 – Modular Homes are Not as Safe as On-Site Built Homes
This is so false! Modular homes building requirements actually exceed those of on-site built homes. Modulars have specifications that require them to be stronger for transit. The truth lies in the fact that modulars are built with 2 x 6″ wall construction and an engineering firm signs-off on all floor plans. On-site builders are not required to do this and many don’t. Even FEMA has noted that modular construction withstood hurricane Andrew better than on-site built construction. “The module–to-module combination of the units appears to have provided an inherently rigid system that performed much better than conventional residential framing.” www.modular.org/marketing/documents/FEMA_HurricaneAndrew_Report.pdf
Myth #3 – Modular Homes are Cookie-Cutter Floor Plans and Materials
Again, this myth is also false. ALL of our homes and professional projects are completely customized per the customers’ needs, and budget. We have a large spacious showroom for you and your builder to work with our sales team to choose each and every detail going into your new home. If we don’t have a sample of it, we can get it for you.