Magnificently Built Modular Homes
At Avalon Building Systems we take pride in our magnificently built modular homes. Frankly, it's the state-of-the-art in home building. There have been some articles on modular homes but let Avalon fill you in on this increasing trend in home living.
For centuries, yes literally centuries, human beings have built their shelters and homes the old-fashioned way, one board at a time, one nail a time. In the past two decades, the modular industry has taken giant leaps forward in both focus and capability to the point where virtually every modular plant is able to produce modules for custom homes. But still many traditional production builders are still stuck with their old-world ways of individually framing the same structure by hand. These old time builders place the frame over and over again on different lots. So the modular industry has left their former one-design-fits-all approach and created the means to take any design and build it in pieces in a factory, to be assembled into a custom home in the field.
For years, the modular home industry had a problem. Its Achilles heel was the inability to customize product offerings. However, due to increasing efforts and vast improvement in the industry, modular homes, including us here at Avalon, are producing fully customized dream homes. In an age where we're all using the internet as a means of choosing a product, paying for it on the web, and receiving it in a few days, it's fitting that the modular industry can finally provide the speed and quality we all expect. And with this growing advancement, Avalon is here to fit all your custom built needs.
How are modular homes constructed?
Most people know how homes are built; slowly and costly. And people know about modular homes, but how are they built? What are the tools needed? Well modular components are typically constructed within a large indoor facility on assembly lines much like Henry Ford originally began with his automobile company. Facilities such as these use an assembly line track to move the module components from one workstation to the next. This is a quick and cost effective way to get many module components together. However it’s not just modules by themselves there are independent building inspectors on site to supervise the construction and ensure that all building codes are taken care of during assembly.
The modules that will combine to form the house are assembled in a different factory. The construction of these modules can take one to three months to be completed but only take as little as 10 days actually to construct when they are first started. Afterwards, the modules are transported to the building site where a crane is brought in to assemble the modules together. The placement of the modules generally takes several hours or days to do so. A great thing about modular homes, once assembled, are that they are essentially indistinguishable from typical site-built homes. While mobile manufactured buildings often decrease in value over time, our modular built homes have the same longevity as its site-built counterpart, increasing in value over time.
Here’s a short process in which the modular home goes through:
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The development of a household budget is a must activity both before you build a home as well as during your ownership of that home. By preparing a budget you can better focus on mortgage payment goals and how the new house will affect your total expenses. Maintaining a budget during the time you own the home can help to prevent potential financial disasters as well as point you in a money saving direction so you have more funds available for those things that you need or want.
You will need a little time to develop your budget but it should not take longer than a few hours if you gather the necessary information first. Get everyone who will be involved in spending involved in developing the budget.
Some of the items and information you will need to develop your budget are:
“On-Site” Modular Home Costs
The costs of a modular home are considered off site construction costs since up-to 90% of the home is completed at the factory. These other costs you will/may incur are the on site costs which include but may not be limited to the following:
Roofing material and roof guarantees are critical to quality home construction, however, they are often overlooked by the consumer. Many building contractors cut their costs by using cheap roofing products that offer little in terms of guarantee and longevity of product. We are proud to offer roofs constructed with 30-year guaranteed architectural self-sealing fiberglass shingles.
It is very important to discuss the subject of roofing options with your builder. We welcome detailed discussions about our choice of building material specifications because across the board they meet or exceed stick-builder's quality standards.