Modular Home Additions
The Benefits of Building Modular Home
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.
But this said, construction with
modular home additions is much faster and less hassle than stick building a home
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
|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
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.
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