to many myths about modular homes, spoken primarily by
those who wish the myths were true:
built homes have superior quality.
Regardless of weather we're
talking about factory built, panelized or modular
homes, in plant construction quality is variably
superior to what can be done on the job site. Parts
cut with an hand saw or a hand held power circular saw
at the job site cannot possibly be as precise as those
cut with a $10,000 radial arm saw or $100,000
component cutter in a factory. Factory fastening
methods are also demonstrably superior because they
use pneumatic tools, which drive fasteners to precise
depths, no under driving or shiners. What's more,
factory inspections cover every construction detail
from floor framing to final paint, and trained factory
inspectors or independent third party inspectors
perform more than one dozen unannounced inspections
built homes are quicker to build.
From the time you place your
order, even when the factory is hopping busy, you can
get a two modular home delivered to your site in eight
weeks or less, and you can move into the home within a
few additional weeks. From the time you place your
order, the average site built home takes six to nine
months to complete.
built homes appreciate in value, the same as stick
Other things being equal
(primarily location), factory built homes appreciate
in value in lock step with stick built homes.