Many people have at least a rough idea of what a modular home is. A home where components are built in advance. While that is true — it leaves out so much.
Modular home building differs from conventionally built (or stick built, as it’s often called) in one significant way: Modular homes are built out of modules that are constructed away from the building site and assembled into a finished home on site.
Materials that go into a conventionally constructed home—such as roofing, framing, cabinetry, electrical, and insulation—are largely the same. Both modular and conventional homes use a large number of mass-produced, factory-built components, including windows, doors, roof components, interior moldings, drywall, and cabinetry. Modular home building takes it a step further, which is where the advantages really come into play.
Let’s start with “where” a modular home is built. Modular home components are created with strict quality control in a temperature-stabilized factory. This means the weather is not an issue in terms of its effect on materials or the production schedule. This is extremely important, as modular home building materials in their raw state are never subjected to humidity or the elements as is usually the case with a conventionally constructed home.
The factory also allows for efficiency because it uses modern techniques only obtainable when used in this setting. This enables the factory to assemble the home more efficiently and with a high level of quality control and consistency.
Efficiency translates into speed, as well. Your modular home can be built at a much quicker speed than the typical stick-built construction. With the home being assembled about 80% complete out of the factory in less than two weeks, the average time frame from building permit to completion is 4-6 months compared to stick-built of 9-12 months. With a modular home, the speed of build does not mean sacrificing quality.
Efficiencies from our factory are passed directly to the home buyer. They also have the opportunity to enjoy a shorter construction loan due to the faster turnaround time and can even eliminate the need to maintain an existing rent or mortgage while waiting to get into the home.
Modular homes are also custom homes. Surprised? There are so many ways to make your home unique using the modular process. At Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp., we have a unique design process that allows our clients to custom design their own homes. We also have a selection center where we walk our clients through selecting flooring, kitchen cabinets, lighting, and fixtures with hundreds of finishes and options. Whether our clients start with one of our many designs in our archive of over 7,500 homes the factory has built to date or we start from a concept and a sketch, our homes are all custom tailored to our client’s wants and needs.
Building a quality home relies on highly skilled, reliable staff. Labor disruptions can seriously delay a project (and create hassles for the prospective homeowner).
At the Westchester Modular Home Construction Corp., our highly trained staff across the company are also employee-owners as our company is 100% employee-owned. Our factory staff has an extra incentive to deliver the highest quality as they are company owners. They are all highly trained and many have been with the company for decades. Homeowners have told us the builders on their work sites have become like family.
Modular designs and product platforms strategies enable companies to build a broader portfolio of offerings for customers, including niche products at an acceptable cost and less effort.” -McKinsey and Company
The broader world is beginning to talk about what we’ve always known: in addition to being faster and more affordable, a modular home is often a much higher-quality construction than conventionally built homes. Are you thinking about building a new home? Contact us for a complimentary consultation. With modular, you will have a home built with the latest technology and home building advancements without sacrificing quality or customization.
Give us a call or email us today — or sign up for our free factory tour, where you will have even more insight into the modular advantage!
You can also watch our video that explains why building modular is so advantageous: