Speaking of Tradesmen

For a couple days now, we have been talking about the various tradesmen that will be working to complete your new Modular Home.  So far, we have mentioned carpenters, plumbers, and electricians.  These various trades will all be working at your new home to do the finish work that typically takes a couple weeks and up to a month depending on the size and complexity of your home.

What are the advantages of a Modular Home?

There’s the saying that “….a picture is worth a thousand words.”

Take a look at today’s photograph, it was taken by a good friend of mine over in New York State a couple years ago.  Obviously, it is a building under construction on-site.  Did we mention the snow and ice that have engulfed the building site?

Isn’t that a fantastic photograph?  I so clearly points out why you wouldn’t want your new home built on-site.  If you stick-build a home one board at a time onsite it is guaranteed it will be exposed to all kind of harsh weather.

It's show time!

Finally, your big day has arrived, and it is now time for have the Set Crew and The Crane work their magic as they hoist your new home on its permanent foundation whereupon it will be your new home.  Today’s photograph shows our “Go-To” Crane guy Cole, a talented crane operator.  We hire only experienced set crews and crane operators.  We want your new home to be a source of happiness for years to come!

Now we are ready to start.

Yesterday we situated the house on the property took into account how and what it will face.  Last thought…….., take your time with the process of staking out the location for the house.  Once you have made your choice it is virtually impossible to change so, be careful and think!

How do we proceed in a Sellers’ Market?

For a couple days now, we have been talking about how difficult it is to buy and build a new home.  The Supply (people looking to sell) is much smaller than The Demand (people looking to buy)  So, what is the best way to move forward?  As all Renters in Vermont know it is silly to continue renting!  Since there is such a big demand it is very easy for Landlords to constantly raise their rent.  Monthly rents are often more than a monthly mortgage payment would be for a comparable home.

Building materials cost more!

As we all know the past month or two has seen a record breaking number of huge natural disasters.  Several hurricanes have hammered US Territories in The Caribbean along with Florida and Texas.  The scope and magnitude of these disasters have shocked all of us.  Most recently it seems as though Puerto Rico is reeling from storm damage and now wild fires in California are destroying thousands of homes and killing dozens of Americans. 

Lumber quality is changing!

Last week we talked about how many local builders are swamped with the huge amount of knowledge needed to keep up with the plethora of Building Codes.  Modular homes are constantly inspected and are guaranteed to be 100% Compliant with all building codes!  Included in our building process are Professional Engineers and Professional Architects.  Do local builders have that depth of resources on their staff?  I doubt it.

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