THE MODULAR DIFFERENCE
Where should we start?
There are numerous reasons to build a modular home in today’s market. The top reasons are Value, Time, and Quality.
Buying a modular home from Phil Faison Homes means that you are getting a great value for your hard-earned money. Modular homes are more cost-effective in a number of ways. Our homes are priced considerably lower than a similar “stick-built” home. Also, our homes have appraised much higher than the price paid, giving you instant equity.
Because our homes are built in a climate-controlled environment, your building materials are not left out on the job-site to be “weathered”, stolen or vandalized before your home is ever constructed. Our homes are finished in about a third of the time that it would take to finish a similar home built on-site. And, while your home is being built off-site, your property can be prepped, and the foundation built. Not only does this get you into your new home faster, but it will save you money by paying fewer construction loan payments.
The quality of modular homes is far superior to a home built on your site. True modular homes are built in a climate-controlled environment using more lumber, better quality materials and more qualified laborers than similarly built “stick” homes. The materials are cut on precise machines and are inspected by quality assurance personnel throughout the building process. If the quality does not meet the inspector’s approval, that part is taken apart and rebuilt. Also, if any part of the building is missed by the inspectors, the manufacturer guarantees their work and will send qualified service personnel to make it right.
modular vs. manufactured vs. mobile homes
When it comes to classifying a home, deciphering between the terms mobile, manufactured and modular is often confusing. Visually, manufactured and modular homes don’t appear that different, and both are often mistaken as site-built homes. But, prefabricated homes differ depending on the codes they follow. A prefabricated home is a term used to describe any building or dwelling that is manufactured off-site in a home building facility, and then transported to the home or building site. Although they are built to local, state and regional codes, modular homes are even technically “manufactured” in a home building facility. Some say a “mobile home” and a “manufactured home” are essentially the same thing. If that’s the case, then what’s the difference?