Modular homes have been around at least since the 1950s. And yet, there are still many misconceptions floating around about it. As you’ll find out, however, many of the supposed downsides of prefabricated homes are merely myths.
It’s Not Just for Low-Income Individuals
Some people think that modular homes are made only for people who can’t afford site-built housing. While it’s true that prefab homes can be up to 35% cheaper than a traditionally built home, it is by no means dirt cheap. In fact, there are now custom home builders who specialize in designing luxury modular homes in sought-after communities for high-net-worth individuals. In short, it’s a major investment, just like any other home on the market.
It Does Have Variety
Likewise, many people think that modular homes are mass produced and use only one design to facilitate rapid construction. In reality, however, modular homes can be as simple or as grand as any site-built home. Your home builder will go over your preferred design and consult with their manufacturing partner to bring your home’s blueprint to life. If you can imagine it, chances are your builder can make it.
It’s Not Substandard
The key to dispelling this belief is understanding how modular homes are made in the first place. By and large, these homes are manufactured in factories piece by piece (or module by module, to be more specific). Note, however, that they are made with the same materials as traditional homes. In fact, they are often more durable because the modules need to be reinforced for transport. Lastly, modular homes must pass inspections by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards.
Its Value Appreciates Just as Much
A modular home, just like any home, will appreciate in value over time provided that it is well maintained. Once a modular home is completed, you can barely tell it apart from a traditionally built home. As with any piece of real estate, the location and proper upkeep are crucial to price valuation.
If you’re looking for a house that is beautiful, durable, and can be completed in record time, modular homes are just what you need. If you have more questions about them, get in touch with a trusted home builder today.
General Modular Building Information, ModularToday.com
Manufactured Homes: Myths Vs. Facts, SFGate.com