What is a modular home?
Modular homes are built in sections in a factory setting, indoors, where they are never subjected to adverse weather conditions. The sections move through the factory, with the company's quality control department checking them after every step. Finished modules are covered for protection, then transported to your home site. They are placed on a pre-made foundation, joined, and completed by Catskill Valley Homes.
How long does it take to build a modular home?
Generally it takes about 8 weeks for the home to built in the factory. It usually takes another 04 weeks for Catskill Valley Homes to complete the home once it's delivered to your building site.
They sound like mobile homes. Are they the same thing?
Mobile homes, now called manufactured homes, are built to conform to the same federal code, no matter where they will be delivered. That code is called the HUD code.
A modular home conforms to the building codes that are required at the specific location it will be delivered to, and in many cases construction exceeds the required codes.
Don't all modular homes look alike?
No, and unless you were there to see the house delivered and assembled, you might not guess it's a modular home. Modular home manufacturers use computer aided design programs to draw plans to your specifications, or to modify one of their standard plans to suit your needs, so nearly any home plan can be turned into a modular home.
Be sure to ask questions about flexibility if you would like to design your own home.
Will banks finance a modular home?
Yes. Most banks, appraisers, and insurance companies treat modular homes the same way they do site built homes--a house that's constructed entirely on your property.
Can I save money by building a modular home?
Sometimes. Construction costs for a modular home are sometimes less per square foot than for a similar site-built home. And there are other cost-saving features: