Continuing with the value series, I wanted to touch today on some basic facts about Modular Homes, and how you can draw value out of your new modular homes.
- Modular homes can be, and are built to withstand hurricane winds
- There are no differences in taxes between a modular and a site-built home
- Modular homes are built in a factory and are faster from start to finish than an on site built home
- Modular home designs are able to be customized
- Most modular home companies have in-house engineering support that use CAD (Computer Aided Design) to provide engineering drawings
So what do these have to do with value? I'm glad you asked!
- Modular homes can be, and are built to withstand hurricane winds: Well, if you think about it, by the very nature of being a modular house, it has to withstand hurricane winds. Your house gets delivered on a truck, and that truck drives on the interstate (among other roads). That means your house (each section / box / module) will be subjected to sustained Category 1 hurricane winds. When your house arrives to be set on the foundation, each and every piece is intact and structurally solid. Once assembled on site, the pieces only make the entire house stronger. So if a piece of your house can withstand hurricane winds for hours, imagine what the entire house can withstand. I would qualify that as value.
- There are no differences in taxes between a modular and a site-built home: There is a misconception that a modular home may cost more or less in taxes. That is absolutely false! How a house is built does not impact the taxes imposed on the end result. Long story short, build it in a factory or build it on site, the size and layout will be identical. That translates into same taxes.
- Modular homes are built in a factory and are faster from start to finish than an on site built home: This is a value added bonus, in that your house is built inside. No rain or other elements get into your house while being built, and as such "Little Timmy" keeps his dry bedroom. I think we can all agree that's a good thing! That equates to better value.
- Modular home designs are able to be customized: Why get a cookie cutter home when you build? This honestly makes no sense to me, and it shouldn't make sense to you either. If you want to build a home, why wouldn't it be what you want? With Vermont Modular Homes, every single home we build is 100% custom. Every floor plan we provide on the website is for reference, and has never been built. Variations instead, highly customized, allow you to get the design you want without making sacrifices you are unhappy with. Get what you want, not an excuse why you can't have it. That adds immense value.
- Most modular home companies have in-house engineering support that use CAD (Computer Aided Design) to provide engineering drawings: Why spend thousands upon thousands when part of the entire process is engineered drawings from Vermont Modular Homes? This is an amazing value to you, as you are allocated drawings directly from the factory which are able to be used in permitting acquisition.
It all comes back to value, and as you can see, modular homes provide immense value. Please let me know if you have questions, I always want to help if I can.