A modular home is a house that is built off-site and shipped in uniformly sized pieces to its final destination. While this process may sound strange compared to a house built entirely on-site, modular construction offers several advantages over traditional building projects. Sanford Home Sales of Nunda, NY, is a leading provider of modular homes and their team is happy to educate customers on the design and construction process for these unique dwellings.
Some buyers are concerned about the quality of modular homes, but this worry is unfounded. Much of the problem comes from confusing these homes with manufactured homes. While the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, a manufactured home is defined as a small, inexpensive living space, often a trailer or mobile home. Both are built off-site and transported where they need to go, but modular homes are typically larger, more customizable, and nearly indistinguishable from site-built homes.
A modular home is designed by the buyer before construction begins; you will choose from a wide range of design options and room sizes to create a new home that meets your needs. The house will then be built at the same time the foundation is laid, cutting down on overall construction time. Because the segments of the house are made indoors, you don't have to worry about delays or damage due to weather. When the house is complete, the segments will be transported to your site and placed atop the foundation.
Modular homes are subject to the same building standards as houses built on-site—in fact, these homes tend to be sturdier and more precisely made, as they’re designed to survive the shipping process. These homes also tend to be less expensive to purchase and can be financed the same way as a site-built home. They even have better energy efficiency on average, helping you save money in the long term.
If you’re interested in planning a modular home, call Sanford Home Sales at (585) 468-2700, or visit their website to browse their gallery for ideas. Sanford Home Sales is always ready to answer your homebuilding questions, so call today!