Benefits of Modular Homes
The Smart Way To Build
One cannot begin the home building planning process without considering Modular Construction. What people are discovering is there are distinct Benefits of Modular Homes and modular homes maybe a better solution than traditional stick built homes. Our Modular Homes have tremendous quality, cost, timing and energy efficiency advantages over stick built homes. Village Homes builds Ranch, Split Level, Cape Cod, Chalet, Colonial, Two Story and Vacation style Modular Homes. Moreover, we can fully customize the interior & exterior features, as well as the building specifications of our Modular Homes. We can even design custom plans in-house and build any existing plan you may have stumbled upon. In addition, we can complete the entire project as your General Contractor in as little as 8-12 weeks from contract finalization.
BETTER QUALITY CONSTRUCTION
To handle the rigors of shipping, our Modular Homes are constructed with 20 – 30% more materials than traditional stick-built homes. Numerous studies have shown that this form of construction has proven to better withstand extreme weather conditions. In addition, our Modular Manufacturers are able to utilize tools unavailable to the site builder, such as custom manufactured jigs which ensure that all walls, floors and ceilings are square and plumb. Moreover, our Modular Homes are built in a climate-controlled environment using dry materials, and they are weather tight upon arrival to your site. All of the above factors result in a tighter and stronger building envelop, one of the major benefits of modular homes.
LOWER COST TO BUILD
Because of the volume our Modular Manufacturers build in a year, there are huge savings from purchasing materials in bulk, and from entering into yearly buying contracts with suppliers. In addition, our Modular Manufacturers can build multiple parts of the home at the same time. By utilizing efficiencies unavailable in the field, and “parallel construction paths” only available with off-site construction, our Modular Manufactures realize substantial time and cost savings. Moreover, because of the reduced construction time there is reduced interest on construction financing – which means you, the consumer, will pay less on your loan(s).
The reduced costs associated with building a Modular Home are transferred to Village Homes clients. This allows you to purchase more square footage for the same amount of money than you would otherwise spend on a stick-built home.
NO WEATHER DELAYS
Climate-controlled facilities ensure that there are no weather related construction delays, another one of the major benefits of modular homes. The craftsmen building our Modular Homes are protected from the elements, just as the materials used for construction. In addition, there are no delays due to no-show subcontractors (as is often the case with stick-built homes). Because our Modular Homes are built in climate-controlled facilities, the subcontractors are already there. Skilled craftsman with years of experience, working year round, construct each home to the exact specifications, unexposed to the elements.
SHORTER BUILD TIME
Our Modular Homes are typically built in about 1/3 the time needed to construct a site-built home. With careful planning, you can be in your new home within weeks after construction commences. This is because overall building time is reduced by concurrent site work and home construction. In addition, as mentioned above, this also allows for reduced interest on construction financing.
One of the single most benefits of modular homes is price certainty. Once your home specifications and your contract have been finalized, you will receive a GUARANTEED price for your new Modular Home. Cost overruns due to on-site design changes or extended construction delays (typical with stick built homes) are virtually eliminated.
Modular Home construction is more environmentally friendly than its site-built counterpart.
One of the most important things to consider is the amount of waste that a new stick-built home generates. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center, the “typical” waste for a new 2,000 square foot site built home totals eight thousand (8,000) pounds, or fifty (50) cubic yards.
According to Steven Winter, Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED For Homes program, “Because [systems-built homes] are built in a factory and much of the lumber is pre-cut, there is less scrap and waste; the cut-off pieces are often ground up and recycled; the central location of a factory means no wasted transportation to get workers to an isolated job site, so there’s savings in fuel and energy. So, in a whole array of material savings, time savings, and energy savings attributes, systems built homes go a long way toward achieving green objectives.”
NATURALLY MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT
Quality engineering and the latest construction techniques significantly increase the energy-efficiency of our Modular Homes. This ensures your home will be economical to own and comfortable to live in, regardless of the weather. Our Modular Home construction process allows for easier identification and filling of gaps around pipes, electrical outlets, windows, doors and exterior sheathing. Not only does this make the home envelope tighter, but it allows for less air infiltration (one of the largest causes of heat loss) and advanced energy efficiency, resulting in lower heating and cooling costs. The increased energy efficiency of our Modular Home construction results in greater value for the homeowner.
QUALITY ASSURANCE: BUILT TO CODE
Some states, such as Vermont, do not have on-site building inspectors to enforce building code. When you purchase a Modular Home from Village Homes, you can rest assured that your home is built in accordance with local and International Building Code (BOCA code). There is no opportunity to cut corners.
Before our Modular Home Manufacturers can begin construction, the home plans must be approved by a licensed registered engineer, and they must conform to building codes established by the home’s destined location. Our Modular Home Manufacturers contract with state approved third party agencies which review the plans on behalf of the state. Our Modular Manufacturers also contract with third party inspection agencies that are licensed by the state to perform in-plant inspections while each home is in production. When the home modules are complete, the third party places a label on the home certifying that the home has been manufactured in conformance with the approved plans and complies with local building codes.
At Village Homes, we make customization easy. If you can dream it, we can design and build it. Start from our stock floor plans, or bring in an outside floor plan. Whether it’s our plan, someone else’s, or your light bulb napkin idea, we’ll work with it. In addition, we offer an array of brand name interior and exterior options to further customize your modular dream home. Every little detail of your home can be personalized, and Village Homes can guide you to ensure that the process is fun and stress free.