When it comes to modular homes, many people have a lot of ideas about what they think these homes look like, or how they are made. Here are a few "popular" beliefs about modular homes, and what makes these beliefs fact or fiction.
Popular Belief: Modular homes decrease in value over time. False. Modular homes increase in value just like any traditionally built home; and because modular homes are easy to maintain, they are often in better shape than their stick-built counterparts.
Popular Belief: Modular homes and trailer homes are the same thing. False. Because modular homes are factory-built, many people think they are the same as "manufactured homes" — a type of home previously referred to as a trailer home. This is simply not true. Modular homes adhere to the highest building standards and codes, and are able to be multiple levels.
Popular Belief: Modular homes are cheaper to build. True. However, the term "cheaper" does not mean they are lower quality. Modular homes are constructed in a factory setting — meaning there is no need for weather delays, materials are not exposed to poor weather conditions, and quality control is better maintained. Overall, labor costs are less because the build time is shorter.
Popular Belief: Modular homes are less safe than traditional housing. False. Not only do modular homes have to adhere to the highest building standards, but each model is designed to withstand being lifted and transported on a flatbed truck — sometimes thousands of miles away from the factory to the final set-down site. In order to sustain transport, modular homes must be built to last.
Popular Belief: Modular homes look different than traditional housing. False. A modular home looks just like a traditionally built home, and there are literally hundreds of ways that you can customize it to suit your needs / wants / style. Bonus: Modular homes are "greener" to build than traditional houses, and they tend to be just as if not more energy efficient.
As you can see, what is popular belief is not always truth. Contact us today at Factory Home Center and let us help you with all of your questions about Modular homes and their benefits!
Kitchen of the Alrington Modular Home Model
Bathroom of the Bayside Modular Home Model
Exterior of the Spruce Modular Home Model
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