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3 Considerations When Building a Modular Home

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3 Considerations When Building a Modular Home

Are you considering investing in a modular home? Modular home building is a great decision for many reasons, but it is important that you understand the process and any factors that accompany the process. There are 3 primary considerations that a homebuyer should make when building modular.

What Should You Consider When Building a Modular Home?

Let’s take a look at the following factors.

1. Foundation

The first thing to consider when building a modular home is the foundation. A modular home cannot be built on a slab because all the pipes and air ducts are installed below the home. Consequently, there must be some measure of space between the ground and the subfloor.

Many home buyers want to know whether or not modular homes can be placed over basements. The answer to that is, “Yes!” Modular homes can be built over basements, which provides a great way to utilize space. Since basements can’t be added easily after the home is set (nothing is impossible), you might want to consider forgoing other upgrades in order to fit it into your budget. You can always finish out the basement at a later date.

2. Location

The second element of modular home building to consider is the location. You cannot build a modular home on a wooded lot without first clearing trees or a path for the crane used to set the home. This is important to remember when selecting a property for your modular home. Take every aspect of the building and planting process into consideration.

3. Shipment

If you aren’t sure how modular home assembly works, you might be surprised to know that the house is shipped complete. Appliances are in place, light bulbs are in the fixtures, and everything is good to go. Your modular home contractor will simply attach the various pieces on location and perform a final walk-through.

How Can You Know if a Modular Home is Right for You?

There are numerous benefits to building modular, but overall, it comes down to your needs as a homeowner. If you are looking to move into a ready-made home and aren’t concerned about having a custom design, then a traditional, pre-owned home might be a good choice. However, if you are considering custom home building, modular home building offers the following advantages:

At Next Modular, we know that choosing a home is likely one of the most important financial decisions you will make. As an experienced modular home builder, we are committed to being your guiding light through this process. If you’d like to know more about the benefits of modular home building, do not hesitate to call us today