What is a modular home?
A modular home is a house that is built section by section in a climate-controlled factory setting with stringent quality control and then moved to the building site and assembled on a poured foundation.
How is a modular home different from a regular home?
A modular home differs from conventional homes in the way it is built. Modular homes are built off site in a factory in a climate controlled setting removing the possibility for issues related to weather or climate. Once a modular home is finished, it is the same as conventionally constructed houses.
Are modular homes the same as mobile homes? Manufactured homes?
Modular homes are not mobile homes. Mobile homes and trailer homes are built on chassis and can be easily transported from place to place at any time. Manufactured homes, also built on chassis, are constructed to a different building standard, the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) code.
Modular and site-built (or conventionally built) homes are constructed to the same building code required by your state, county and specific locality and therefore are not restricted by building or zone regulations. Your new modular home is inspected at the factory during each phase of construction and by an independent third party inspection agency before it is approved to go to your site.
How much does it cost to build a modular home?
Similar to conventional or site-built homes, modular homes built by Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp. come in a wide range of prices. Each home is customized for the buyer. We would be happy to offer you a complimentary consultation to review your needs.
What style of homes can I choose from?
At Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp., you can choose from over 60 standard designs that range from colonials, ranches, split levels and capes. We also have an archive of many designs from the thousands of homes the factory has built to date. The most popular option is to custom design homes to our client’s wants and needs. We provide in-house computer aided design that includes virtual tours of our products.
Can I get financing for a modular home?
There is no distinction between modular and site built homes as far as appraisal or financing. Banks and lending institutions treat both types of construction the same. Likewise, there is no difference in insuring the modular property.
How can I learn more about modular homes?
Join our complimentary, virtual factory tour where you can see for yourself how a modular home is built and why it is an advantageous way to construct your home. Please visit our blog, like us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. You can also stop into our Brewster showroom or call us and we would be happy to answer any of your questions.
How long has WMHCC been in business?
Our factory has been in business for thirty five years and we started building shortly thereafter in 1989. WMH Inc. started in 1986 and WMHCC started in 1988.
How many homes has WMHCC built to date?
We have built over 7,000 homes! WMH Inc. has built over 7,800 homes to date in a 9-state area. WMHCC has built over 600 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties in NY.
Is it cheaper to build a modular home?
Building a new home will always be more expensive than purchasing a similar size existing home. Modular home building is less expensive than stick-built or conventionally constructed homes for the same size home with similar features. Much of the savings is attributed to the speed of construction.
What are the steps to building a modular home?
Our building process begins at the design phase using state of the art Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems to create your floor plan. Our in-house engineering department eliminates the need for costly outside architectural and engineering Firms.
Once designed, the building process begins. This process is very similar to what you have seen during the construction of site-built or conventionally constructed houses except our process is not delayed by weather, subcontractor no-shows, or missing materials which frequently disrupt conventionally built homes. As we are employee-owned, our staff has the highest commitment to completing your home in a timely manner.
Quality assurance is a focus of our factory ensuring the finest construction. Once the home’s modules have been constructed at the factory, sections are ready to be delivered and set. Delivery is by truck to the site where the modules are lifted by a crane and placed onto the permanent foundation. An experienced “set crew” will put the modules together on the foundation. Your local builder will do the final finish work so you can move in.
How does a modular home get delivered?
As noted, typically the home’s modules are delivered by truck.
Can modular homes have basements?
Yes, modular homes can have basements just like conventionally built homes.
Do modular homes come with electrical wiring and plumbing?
Electricity and plumbing are supplied and installed to approximately 80% completion out of the factory with the local builder completing the tie ins onsite.
Do modular homes come with appliances?
As appliance specifications are necessary during the design phase, appliances are typically supplied and installed by the owner.
Are modular homes move in ready?
Yes. Once your home has the final touches added, it is ready for you to move in and make your own.