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Modular Home Additions

The Benefits of Building Modular Home Additions

By: Mark J. Donovan

Modular home additions offer a number of benefits over stick building a home addition. First and foremost the amount of time required on the jobsite to build a modular home addition is much shorter. Second and surprising to many, modular home additions are often more structurally sound and are of higher quality than a stick built home addition due to the fact that they use more lumber. The additional lumber is required to ensure that the modular home addition survives the transportation from the factory to the job site.

 

Modular home additions are not limited to add-on room additions, such as a family room or bedroom. In fact modular home additions are often used for second story additions onto a ranch style home for example. Adding a second story to a home using a modular home addition can be assembled in as few as three days, thus dramatically reducing the time a family has to be uprooted from its home. Albeit, after the second story addition is placed onto the home there are still days and weeks required for tying in the electrical and plumbing, and performing the finish carpentry and flooring installation.

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But this said, construction with modular home additions is much faster and less hassle than stick building a home addition.

Besides a dramatically reduced time on the jobsite, the actual construction time of the modular home addition is also much shorter. Due to the fact that the home addition is constructed at the factory in a controlled environment the carpenters, plumbers and electricians can work more efficiently and quickly. Also, due to fabricating the home addition in a controlled environment the quality of workmanship is much better.

 

Moreover quality control inspections and audits are part of every modular home addition factory construction.

 

Building with modular home additions is also much neater. Unlike a stick built home or home addition there are no large piles of scrap lumber and trash lying in heaps or in dumpsters around the jobsite.
 

Modular home additions are not always possible with every home construction project so itís important to contact prefab home addition manufacturers early on in your home addition plans to see if your project is a fit. Utility power and phone lines, as well as road conditions near your home, can dictate if a modular home addition is feasible. Also, if youíre considering a second story addition, the modular home addition manufacturer will need to inspect your home to see if it can structurally support a second story addition or if additional first floor structural members will be required.



So if you are considering adding a home addition onto your home, or on top of it, check out a modular home addition manufacturer near you. You may well just discover that a modular home addition may be the most affordable and best solution for your home construction project.

 

For more help on building a home addition, see HomeAdditionPlus.com's Room Addition Bid Sheet. The Room Addition Bid Sheet provides you with the knowledge on how to plan a home addition project, and what to look for when hiring contractors for your new home construction. It also includes a detailed cost breakdown table and spreadsheet for estimating your own home addition building costs.

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