A modular addition is a great investment that can make life more convenient and comfortable for your family while also enhancing the value of your home. When considering an addition, you should consider the benefits of going modular versus stick-built. The benefits and advantages are numerous.
What is a Modular Room Addition?
A modular home addition or sunroom kit is pre-fabricated in a factory and then trucked to the building site for installation. Modular buildings combine the best practices of engineering and factory production to create a superior product that is built to strict quality control standards. Prefabricated homes have been built in the US since the late 1800s with one of the greatest “mail order” modular home successes occurring from 1908 to 1940, when Sears sold approximately 100,000 prefabricated homes. Today’s modular homes can be found in every architectural style and size, and while they are prefabricated, they are customizable in terms of layout, square footage, finishes, amenities and style.
What are the Benefits of Modular?
There was a time when people thought that only custom, stick-built homes and additions were of high quality, but this attitude has changed greatly in recent years. For one thing, we’ve experienced a drop off in the number of master craftsmen in the building trades and newer homes are not as well constructed as the stick-built homes of the past. Modular homes and additions are superior in many aspects including:
They are built in climate-controlled conditions: Since modular buildings are constructed in a factory, there is no danger of building materials becoming mildewed from rain or infested by larvae. This controlled environment also means no delays due to weather conditions.
You have a choice of plans and designs: You can customize finishes and amenities, and additions can be built exactly to specifications.
Better energy efficiency: The framing of modular buildings allows more space for insulation; also, areas that may be hard to reach in a stick-built home can be caulked and insulated on a modular addition or home as it is constructed.
More affordable: Modular homes don’t have as much overhead expense as traditionally built homes because the controlled environment in which they are built reduces cost and waste of materials and labor. Also, construction time is shorter, so loan duration for your addition, and therefore interest, is reduced.
Quality is consistent: Quality standards are high with inspections at various milestones along the production timeline.
Faster build time: You can move into a modular addition much sooner than a stick-built home, with fewer delays due to weather, crew shortages, material delays, etc.
A modular home addition should be high on your list of possibilities if you are considering an addition to your home, saving you money, time and potential frustration. What are you waiting for? Why not schedule your free in home estimate today?
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