Modular Homes and Prefab Homes
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Modular homes, also known as prefab homes, are the new way to build a custom home at an affordable price. Modular homes can be built with the same beautiful floorplans you see on our website but differ from manufactured homes by their solid foundation and building requirements. Modular homes are constructed, or pre-fabricated, in environmentally controlled factories, transported to the home site and assembled on a traditional foundation system. With modular homes, the home of your dreams is easy, fast, and affordable.
These prefab homes are built with strict quality-control systems using the same materials and governed by the same building codes required by home builders on site-built homes. They arrive at your site as separate prefabricated modules and are neatly assembled within days into homes that are indistinguishable from comparable homes built on-site.
Why are prefab homes becoming so popular? The speed and quality in modular home production is a huge benefit. In our factory, our highly skilled craftsmen have the tools and conditions to ensure your modular home is built with quality and pride. As a result, wind and rain do not cause construction delays or damage building materials. Home production for prefab homes can take half the time of a site-built home, or less. Below are some things you should know about modular homes.
Modular Homes/Prefab Homes:
Must conform to the same local, state and regional building codes as homes built on-site.
Are treated the same by banks as homes built on-site and are easily refinanced.
Have the same features as similarly priced site built homes.
Are built to a different code from mobile homes, which build to HUD code. While floor plans are the same, modular homes can be further customized and the structural build is built to stricter site-build requirements.
Undergo rigid inspection processes by third party agencies in the manufacturing plant and by local building inspectors on-site.
Can be of any size and can be built to most architectural styles.
Are generally constructed with 25% more structural members and fasteners than site built homes resulting in strong and durable homes.
Highly customizable. The buyer usually decides the design before construction has begun and can select from a broad range of options and finishes.
Generally take 5-7 weeks to construct. Differing from a site-built home, the modular home foundation can be dug at the same time that the house is being constructed.
Modular homes can also be designed with custom options and elements, so you have a customized prefab home designed by you and factory built thru the modular homes process, cutting time and delivering your dream home.
Proponents of prefab homes claim that their indoor, environmentally controlled modular construction affords them greater strength and resilience than homes built on-site. Prefab homes also tend to be constructed using more precise building techniques and with more building material than comparable site-built residences. One reason for this, is that they must be able to withstand the stress of highway transport. A study by FEMA found that modular homes withstood the wind and water from Hurricane Andrew better than most other homes in the area. Prefabricated modular homes take less time to construct than site-built homes, are more energy-efficient, and generally cost less.
If you’re considering building a new home, then modular homes could be exactly what you’re looking for. View our modular home floor plans, or call us to talk to one of our professional housing consultants for more details on modular homes for sale near you.
Titan Factory Direct sells modular homes in throughout Texas with locations in Austin, San Antonio, Houston area, West Texas, Abilene and more. We also have locations in Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
To learn the difference between modular homes/prefab homes and manufactured homes, click here.