Why You Should Consider a Modular Home

mansfield-modular-constructionModular homes are gaining in popularity among builders and homebuyers alike, and for good reason. While modular homes have historically been associated with lower quality and limited design capabilities, this is no longer the case. In fact, today’s modular homes offer a variety of benefits that make them even more appealing than traditional stick built homes.

Modular Homes vs. Traditional Construction

Modular homes are gaining in popularity among builders and homebuyers alike, and for good reason. While modular homes have historically been associated with lower quality and limited design capabilities, this is no longer the case. In fact, today’s modular homes offer a variety of benefits that make them even more appealing than traditional stick built homes.

Benefits of Modular Homes

The modular homes that are being built today are among the most solid, efficient and beautiful on the market. Here are just a few of the reasons that both homebuyers and builders prefer modular home construction.

Weather-Tight Materials. In addition to being built indoors and covered during transport, the building materials are all stored inside, virtually eliminating the possibility of wet wood and mold. Once the modules arrive on site, your new home is weather-tight in a just a few days.

Quick Turnaround Time. Because modular homes are built inside a manufacturing facility, they can be constructed year-round, even in Saratoga NY, where the winters can be harsh. They are not affected by on-site delays caused by weather, and are often built in a third of the time of traditional site-built homes. You can typically move into a modular home within a few weeks of selecting your design, as opposed to months.

High-Quality Construction. While the same quality materials are used in both modular and traditional home construction, modular homes are built with an added precision and accuracy that can only be achieved in a factory-setting. For example, rather than cutting wall studs to length, they are purchased pre-cut, and the use of special tools, such as jigs, ensure that the construction is square and plumb.

Design Flexibility. It’s a common misconception that all modular homes look alike. In fact, modular construction allows for hundreds of options and design possibilities. As an authorized regional builder dealer for Huntington Homes modular homes, we offer a wide range of house plans to choose from in a variety of styles, which can be customized to whatever extent you like. Add-ons, such as porches, decks, sunrooms, mudrooms, garages and walkout basements are all routinely part of the services we offer.

Energy Efficiency. One of the biggest benefits of building a modular home is their superior energy efficiency. The framing typically accounts for more insulation, and the fact that modular homes are constructed inside allows for a tighter seal. In fact, modular homes have significantly less air infiltration, which is a primary cause of heat loss in a home.

Wondering if a Modular Home is right for you?

With so many building options available, it’s hard to know which one is right for you and your family. At Mansfield Custom Homes, we’ll work with you to find the best choice for your goals and budget. In addition to being the regional authorized builder for Huntington Homes Modular Homes in Saratoga, Cambridge, Greenfield and throughout Upstate NY, we also offer traditional, panelized homes and log home construction. Call (518) 222-5323 to set up an introductory meeting, and let’s talk about your dream home!