What You Need to Know About Modular Homes

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Over the years, people have taken a wide range of approaches to home design and construction, and methods have changed as new techniques and materials have gained prominence. One approach whose popularity has fluctuated over time is modularity.

What You Need to Know About Modular Homes

The first modular homes were known as kit homes and were sold through mail-order catalogs such as Sears-Roebuck—when you ordered such a kit, you would receive a shipment containing a set of instructions and all the lumber and hardware needed to build a home. Modular homes are still around today, and they remain a great option for many people. In this article, our team at 1st Choice Home Centers will go over a few key things you need to know about our modular homes.

  • No DIY Necessary – The first thing we want you to know is that modern modular homes do not require any DIY skills the way the old kit homes did. Our team will assemble all the pieces of your modular home for you on the site of your choice—you won’t have to lift a finger.
  • Modular vs. Manufactured – Another thing we want to highlight is the difference between modular and manufactured homes. Although they have a lot in common, manufactured and modular homes have some key differences. The main difference is that manufactured homes are built on a chassis and shipped to the site in a complete (or near-complete) state. In contrast, modular homes are assembled on site. Most of the pieces are manufactured off-site in factories, but they are not put together there, and the home itself has a proper foundation instead of a chassis.
  • Cost and Speed – Lastly, modular homes are generally more affordable and faster to construct than traditional homes. If you are interested in owning a home but want to keep your costs as low as possible, we encourage you to reach out to us to learn more about our modular homes.