Modular FAQ

How is a Modular Home Built?

Modular homes are built in segments (modules) in a factory controlled environment. Skilled craftsmen use precise methods and machinery to construct your home, which is actually built stronger that a traditional site-built home, since it is transported and lifted onto your foundation.

Modular homes are models of efficiency and quality. The homes can be custom designed by in-house engineering departments, which eliminate the need of costly outside engineering firms. Since construction takes place inside a factory controlled environment, there are no weather delays, sub-contractor no-shows, or theft of material.

Once the modules have been constructed at the factory, your home is delivered to your home site where it is placed onto your foundation. An experienced set-crew will assemble the modules together on the foundation and then your local builder will do the finish work. Once that is completed, you are ready to move in!

Can I custom design my Modular home?

Yes! Sheridan Homes allows you design flexibility and customization.

How long does it take to build a Modular home?

One of the great benefits of a Modular home is the quick turnaround time between groundbreaking and occupancy. On average, it takes about two to three weeks to construct a Modular. Once the modules are set on the foundation, it takes about four to six weeks (depending on the weather and the size and scope of the project) for Sheridan Homes to get your home ready for move-in.

Are “modular homes” and “manufactured homes” (mobile homes) the same?

No. Modular homes are constructed to the same state, county, and local building codes as traditional site-built homes, and are not restricted by building and zoning regulations. Your Modular home is inspected at the factory during each phase of the construction process, and an individual third-party inspection agency approves each home before it’s delivered to your home site.

Manufactured homes, sometimes referred to as mobile homes, are constructed to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Code.

Does a Modular home require different financing?

Financing a Modular home is not different than financing a traditional site built home. Banks and lending institutions treat both types of construction the same. There is also no difference between the two when it comes to insurance. And when it comes time to sell, your Modular home will hold its resale value just as well—if not better—than a site built home.

Are Modular Homes “Green”?

Modular homes, by their very nature, are “Green”. Assembly in a factory controlled environment reduces the waste of material and lessens the environmental impact on the land and the community. A Modular home also allows for a tighter built structure to maximize energy efficiency—all which are key components to “Green” building standards.

The Modular Process

Modular construction is a building process, not a different kind of home. A modular home factory is where they construct stick-built homes in a controlled environment. The same materials, plans, and processes are all involved in the process. The advantage for the home owner is that the home can be built for less because material is bought in bulk and there are no weather delays.

The Modular Solution

In the 21st century it is not only homes being constructed using the Modular process. 17 story buildings are being constructed with steel modules. Townhomes, apartments, and commercial buildings, as well as single-family homes are all being constructed using the Modular process

Modular Quality

These are not the factory homes of the 70’s. Today it has difficult at a glance to determine a factory built home to a stick-built. When you are looking and pricing a Modular home, home, make sure you are comparing apples to apples. DO your research, and ask many questions to understand the differences in the different types of factory built homes. Keep this in mind, just because a home looks glamorous on the inside and outside does NOT mean the important structural parts that support your home are of high quality.

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