Building Modular Home

What are Modular Homes?

What Makes it a Modular Home?

A modular home is 80-90% built in a climate-controlled factory. . The sections of the home are then transferred to the home buyer’s property and assembled on-site. Because modular homes are also known as prefabricated homes, it’s common for them to have the stereotype of holding a lower quality when compared to stick-built homes. This is far from the truth, as modular homes are constructed under the same safety building codes as site-built homes, and are found to be inspected more often, both by the manufacturer and by our staff of trained representatives. 

Why Buy a Modular Home?

Modular homes are a perfect option for families interested in diving into the homeownership process in a timely and affordable manner. Many opt for a modular home due to the building process being done in a facility, preventing weather delays and uncontrollable elements. Fewer delays allow the home to be completed faster. 

Before the modular home can leave the facility it must first have a final inspection by a third party to pass the requirements of a facility-built home. Safety is the highest concern and is taken very seriously while building a modular home, as this is where families will gather for years to come. 

Once completed, it is almost impossible to tell a modular home from a traditionally built home. The aesthetics are as beautiful as any custom home design and our floorplan selections offer tremendous customization and personal choice.

There are many benefits of choosing to build a modular home, such as

  • Quality construction 
  • Reduced building time  
  • Quick move-in
  • Lower cost 
  • Passed inspections and regulations 
  • Energy Efficient 

What Do Modular Homes Look Like?

Personal preference will dictate what a modular home can look like with all the available options. Modular home design can be ultra-modern, traditional, rustic, or any variation a person desires. Customization is one reason families choose modular homes. Manufacturers work with architects who can adapt floor plans to be what they want. While some people may want a more straightforward home, others may choose lots of options or upgrades to increase the sign. Modular homes can be anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 square feet with lots of room to change and adapt size and space accordingly. 

What is the Difference Between Modular Homes and Manufactured Homes?

Modular homes are often confused with manufactured homes. What is the difference between the two? The easiest way to distinguish the difference between modular and manufactured homes is permanence. Modular homes are finalized on permanent residence and are not intended to be relocated. 

Manufactured homes must adhere to building codes developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The homes are transported in sections or the entire home and installed. Manufactured homes are built with attached wheels, allowing the home to become mobile and to be transferred to a new location easily. The floor plans used for modern manufactured homes include:

  • Single-wide or built in one section
  • Double-wide, two sections put together to make a bigger home
  • Triple-wide with three sections joined together for a larger property

Today’s manufactured homes are built to extremely high standards and federal and local regulations. These homes are often recognized as very similar to brick-and-mortar homes at first glance. 

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Advantages of Building a Modular Home

Modular homes have a great advantage over other homes. These popular homes can be completed more quickly and efficiently because they are fabricated indoors. Workers can spend time year-round putting them together, keeping weather-related delays off the table and construction times on target. Modular homes are high quality with exceptional levels of consistency built in. The materials are resilient to handle the shift from warehouse to land and are structurally sound. They must pass stringent guidelines on both a local and federal level. Finally, modular homes can save people money because there are fewer delays, weather-related issues, and shorter lead times for construction. 

Environmentally Friendly Choice

Modular homes are environmentally friendly. By design, they help reduce wasted materials and operate more efficiently than site-built homes. Due to rising costs, saving money on heating and cooling is going to be very important for individuals and families which makes building a modular home a more popular and sustainable option. Modular homes are adaptable and can add solar panels, low-energy lighting and even go off-grid. Some other reasons why they may be more environmentally friendly include

  • Great water efficiency. Solar-based water heating systems can save a household lots of money. They reduce energy consumption and provide homes with up to 90% of hot water
  • Shorter water pipes are needed in a modular home because areas can be grouped which reduces heat loss and increases efficiency
  • Healthier homes are more sustainable with a focus on clean and green energy with less use of toxic materials. Some eco-extras can be thrown in like green or even wildflower roofs
  • Sustainable materials like recycled materials for internal walls, insulation, and roofs save money. They offer good quality insulation to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, spending less energy heating and cooling it. Bamboo floors and VOC_free paint can hit LEED standards that make them top-of-the-line in efficiency and eco-friendly architectural design

At Green Valley Homes, we have proudly served Southeastern Ohio since 1969, offering families a wide selection of modular homes, single and multifunctional homes, and pre-owned homes. We pride ourselves in our dedication to getting you the quality home you deserve. 

Green Valley Homes offers a large selection of Modular homes, multi-sectional homes, and pre-owned homes. Our full-time, professional staff can help you write up a budget and get your modular home built quickly and affordably. We are here to help you build the home of your dreams. Call us if you are ready to get started today: (740) 385-2434

Choosing the Best Floor Plan for Your Modular Home

Many families are making the decision to build a modular home and for good reason! The benefits of residing in a modular home are endless. Aside from modular homes being known for a fast move-in, the customization features may be the most eye catching. 

Your family has the chance to move into a new home specifically built for you! If you are feeling overwhelmed on getting started, don’t fret! The consultants at Green Valley Homes will guide you through the stages of choosing the best floor plan for your family. 

What Exactly is a Floor Plan?

Floor plans are essentially the blueprints of an overhead layout of a home. Viewing pre-drawn floor plans allows you to get an idea of the style you prefer, how the rooms are connected, and what is best suited for your family. When choosing a floor plan, there are a few considerations to keep in mind to help you make the best decision. 

Your Modular Home’s Purpose

Think of each room having its own purpose. For example, the kitchen is for cooking family meals while the living room is for relaxation and game nights. Keep this in mind when selecting your floor plan, as you may not want a bedroom right beside a living room where it could be loud. Taking time to consider the purpose of each living space will help you design accordingly. 

Reflect Your Lifestyle

This is an opportunity to choose a modular home floor plan that truly reflects your lifestyle and is unique to you. Now is the time to take advantage of having your home reflect who you are. Perhaps you love cooking and are known to prepare holiday meals. Dedicate your time to ensuring the kitchen is designed with that in mind. Or, if you love to entertain you may be interested in having a larger living room. The possibilities are endless and completely up to you!

Don’t Forget Functionality 

Browsing floor plans and designing a customizable space is exciting, but don’t forget about adding functionality to your space. Be sure to choose an appropriate amount of bedrooms for comfortable living. If you have kids who are prone to spills or pets likely to track in mud, consider opting for hardwood floors opposed to carpet. Functionality of your space allows you to enjoy your modular home with no worry. 


Are you interested in viewing modular home floor plans?

Contact the friendly consultants of Green Valley Homes to set up a consultation.

We look forward to your homeownership!

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