If you’ve recently decided to purchase a home, one option that you’ve likely come across during your research is modular homes. Modular homes gained popularity in the 1950s after the return of soldiers from WWII sparked a huge increase in demand for quick, convenient housing, and they have been a great option for people of all lifestyles ever since. However, there are plenty of misconceptions and myths about modular homes, and we at 1st Choice Home Centers have heard them all.
In this article, we’ll discuss three of the most persistent myths about modular homes and provide the facts that you need to know if you’re considering buying one.
- Myth: They’re less safe than traditionally built homes. Modular homes must meet the same building standards as those made with more traditional methods, and in some cases, the specifications are even more strict for modular homes. They must be able to stand up to natural disasters like fires, earthquakes, floods, and other severe weather, and they are actually a popular option for those who are rebuilding after such an event due to their quick construction time.
- Myth: They aren’t built to last. As we mentioned earlier, modular homes became very popular in the 1950s, and many of those same homes are still lived in today. They are built with the same kinds of materials used for traditionally built homes, and any price reductions come from the decreased labor needs, not from cutting corners or using shoddy materials. Modular homes will also appreciate in value the same way a traditionally built one will.
- Myth: Modular homes are easy to spot. For the average person, it’s virtually impossible to tell the difference between a modular home and a traditionally built one. Because they can be built in a variety of styles and with plenty of accents or customizations, modular homes can fit seamlessly into any neighborhood or be designed to suit almost any personal taste.