Advantages of Indiana Modular Homes
Building a Modular or Prefabricated Home allows for substantial “cost savings” in almost every area of the building and financing process. Here’s how:
- Bulk Material Purchases: The company can purchase lumber and brand name materials in huge quantities directly from the manufacturer resulting in lower costs.
- Controlled Environment: A clean plant, indoors, avoiding inclement weather, results in greater labor efficiencies, lowering cost.
- Less Material Waste: Recycling plus warehousing materials in a secure environment, with protection from weather and job site theft, lowers cost.
- Manufacturing Technology: Precision equipment and efficient material handling result in more accurate construction with fewer mistakes and lower cost.
- Quality Control: Indiana Modular Homes are built to the appropriate building code required by each state, inspected by both the manufacturer and Independent Third Party Inspection Agencies. This results in fewer construction errors and lower costs.
- Construction Time Period: Since the homes are delivered to the job site about 85% complete, total construction time is greatly reduced, incurring less interest and quicker occupancy.
- House Plans: Modular Homes provide the necessary plans for building permits and complete construction without requiring an architect, lowering costs.
- Financing Cost: Quicker construction time with fewer interest charges, result in less cost.
Each Modular Home undergoes rigid quality control inspections by a Quality Assurance Department trained to inspect every aspect of construction from framing to final finishing details including electrical, mechanical and plumbing. All homes are checked to see that they conform to each state’s building code by an INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY INSPECTION AGENCY. The entire quality control process starts with the inspection of raw materials as they are received by the plant to ensure conformance to high quality standards and specific state code requirements.
The module to module construction offers an inherent strength advantages over traditional framing. We use 2×6 lumber for the exterior walls rather than 2×4 lumber.
Modular construction will typically use about 20% more lumber and fasteners than site-built homes making it a stronger more durable structure. In Indiana, this can be the difference maker when it comes to the high winds of central Indiana.
Climate Control Environment
Modular Homes are constructed in spacious, indoor climate controlled production facilities. Skilled craftsmen build your home uninterrupted by inclement weather. Ordinary site-built homes can be exposed to months of rain, snow, tracked-in mud and animals; moisture can lead to mold; rain can swell and warp; vandals can steal materials or cause damage leading to added time and expense. By keeping production inside, we can control all variables that could cause potential problems.
Modular Homes come in many different styles, including ranch, cape cod, split level, and two-story. Although there are many standard floor plans to choose from within each style, complete design flexibility and customization, including the ability to draw your own unique design is available.
Indiana Modular Homes are Energy Efficient and Resource Conscious
In a typical 2,000 square foot site-built home there will be 8,000 pounds of waste that end up in a landfill. Building with modular technology in a factory setting will greatly reduce waste because materials and resources are recycled and reused. Materials are not just used on one project, additional lumber and supplies can be saved and used on the next project.
The prefabricated home is also more energy efficient. The attention to detail and strength reduces gaps and drafts in the home. The increase in quality construction of a modular home transfer into savings for the homeowner with lower heating and cooling bills.