Why should you consider a modular home? We get excited every time a potential client asks this question because it gives us the opportunity to discuss all the benefits of modular construction.
One of the most important benefits of a modular home is its structural strength. Modular construction is much stronger than traditional stick framing:
- All structural pieces are built in a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art factory that protects lumber and other materials from the damaging effects of weather.
- Modular pieces must pass 300 quality inspections during construction – far more than a traditional site-built home.
- Modular pieces are designed and reinforced to retain structural integrity during transportation to the building site, and being crane set onto the foundation.
- Modular home walls are engineered to maximize tensile and lateral strength and are heavier than traditional stick-framed walls.
Modular construction provides exceptional strength and endurance, so you can feel confident that your home will last for generations.
Our modular homes are constructed to the latest Green Building and ENERGY STAR standards. Additionally, the reinforced design of modular panels minimizes drafts and gaps, reducing the load on the heating and AC systems.
Modular construction is also more eco-friendly than stick framing. Building modular pieces in the controlled environment of the factory reduces waste and allows excess supplies and materials to be reused on future projects.
Constructing a modular home on your site is much faster than building a stick-framed home. Pre-built modular pieces get delivered to your site ready to go, so it doesn’t take long to complete your home’s shell and get started on interior finishes.
The time it takes to finish a traditional site-built home can vary depending on weather, contractor availability, and material delivery schedules. These factors have a minimal effect on the timeline of a modular home; many of our clients are ready to move into their new homes in 4 to 6 months from the time it is placed on its foundation.
Modular construction is extremely cost-effective. Building all the pieces in a protected factory means you don’t have to replace materials that get damaged by weather. Our manufacturing facility also minimizes waste and recycles when possible, so the overall material cost is less than that of a site-built home.
Additionally, the fast build time for a modular home allows you to move in sooner, reducing the length of time you have to make payments on your construction loan while also paying your current rent or mortgage. And because modular homes are energy-efficient, you can count on saving money on your utility bills once you move in.
It’s a common misconception that modular homes are all simple, boring designs, but the truth is that there are many ways for you to personalize your home! Because modular construction is so affordable, you’ll pay only a fraction of what it would cost to design and build a custom home from scratch.
At LGS, we will work with you to find the right floor plan and then customize it to match your preferences. And if you decide to expand later on, you can find an array of conceptual preparations designed to integrate perfectly with your existing home and any future plans.
Find Out More About the Advantages of a Modular Home
At LGS Home Builders, we specialize in modular construction because we believe in all the benefits this unique option has to offer. We work with every client to design and build a modular home that is structurally sound, aesthetically beautiful, and economically priced. Schedule a consultation to find out how we can bring your dream home to life.