Modular Homes: Popularity On The Rise
The rise in popularity of modular homes
Modular homes are a 21st-century invention. As they increase in popularity, they become more customizable, easier to assemble, and include a greater variety of features and materials. Modular homes are buildings built off-site in a factory setting. They are constructed in sections and transported to the building site to be assembled on an existing foundation.
These houses are far from cookie-cutter reproductions – these days, modular homes are very are customizable and use cutting-edge materials. Let’s take a deeper look at some of the reasons modern-day homeowners are loving modular homes.
Faster to Build Modular Homes
There are plenty of benefits to building a modular home, but perhaps one of the most significant is the shorter timeframe. Modular homes take significantly less time to build, for a variety of reasons. Inclement weather and on-site delays, like permits and neighbor complaints, are just a few of the things that slow down the process of a traditional build. Since modular homes are built off-site permit changes, noise and disruption won’t be an issue.
Whether you choose to build on or off-site, be sure to speak with our Fort Lauderdale real estate attorney for some advice on how to minimize delays in the construction process.
Quality Control Of Modular Homes
Since modular homes are both built in a controlled environment and modeled on tried-and-true templates, you can expect a high standard when it comes to these buildings. They’re built to code just like traditional homes but often reinforced with steel structure for durability and safety during transport.
In North America, building waste accounts for a significant percentage of overall waste. The modular building reduces the number of off-cuts and excess building materials, as everything is pre-cut to size.
Modular homes also lend to an alternative – and often more sustainable – materials, and it’s easy to include eco-friendly add-ons like solar panels. Generally, modular homes are known to be sustainable and are often considered “green” homes.
Less Expensive (and Less Time-Consuming!)
Modular homes offer a cheaper and less involved home-building process. Since the majority of the structure is built off-site in a factory setting, the owner’s involvement is limited to the initial planning and the assembling at the end. When you choose a modular home, you should expect less mess, hassle, and time involved. For builders, this strategy works well, as they can quickly assemble the home and move onto another project.
Whether you’re looking to buy a home or build from scratch on an existing property, you’ve come to the right place. Our South Florida luxury residential real estate attorney can help you understand current trends and how they might apply to you. Pick up the phone to and give us a call at (954) 779-7009 to get started.