Many potential home buyers are concerned about how long it takes to construct the finished product. We’re all busy, and sometimes we don’t feel like renting an apartment for eight months while paying exorbitant storage locker fees.
If you’re one of these people, you might consider setting your sights on a modular home. The process is simpler, the build time is shorter, and the home is just as safe and secure as a traditional site-built home. The modular home building process is so much faster for several reasons.
Weather and season does not affect the modular home building process
Modular homes are built inside for the majority of the process. So weather conditions, no matter how harsh, won’t lengthen the building process or damage the materials used to build your home.
The design of the manufacturer’s building area allows for quicker assembly
The assembly area is free of debris like mud, snow, and rain. There are also fewer workplace injuries, because the work stations are specifically designed to enable the job to be completed without bending over or squatting. This increase in efficiency and decrease in worker exhaustion improves the overall timeline of the project. Less exhaustion results in less mistakes, which results in a higher-quality home for you.
Imagine trying to build the car you currently drive in your own driveway. How long would it take you?
A Toyota car manufacturing plant builds 380 cars every single day. Even if you successfully finish building your car in two months, Toyota will have completed building 22,800 cars at that point. These labor and manufacturing efficiencies improve product output exponentially while tightening the deadline and ensuring it will be met. That same type of efficiency occurs in modular home manufacturing.
The Modular Home Inspecting Process
Now let’s talk inspection.
Does your city or county have a building inspector? If your residential locale is like the majority of the United States, the answer will be no. This means that while most local traditional home builders will be following the code, you know a certain amount of builders won’t, especially if no one is checking.
Also, unfortunately, many local site builders just don’t know the codes required. Again, many times no one will be forcing them to follow any kind of guidelines or standards, so they do it incorrectly. This results in a lower-quality home built with low-grade materials that ultimately results in energy inefficiencies and lower sellability. Because of these discrepancies and inconsistencies in traditional home building, it makes sense to consider going modular.
All true modular homes must be inspected and third-party certified that they are built to the state code where the home will be located. This inspection happens before they even leave the manufacturing facility, ensuring that the placed product isn’t in violation.
In summary, every single modular home will be built and inspected specifically to code. Many high-dollar traditional site built homes may not be.
If you’re interested in learning more, here’s everything else you need to know about modular homes.
If you’d like to save lots of time and money, and if you’re interested in working with Century Home Builders to build your next modular home, let’s chat!