A modular home is a home that is constructed in a factory-like setting and then transported to the customer's property. It’s simply a home that is built off-site, as opposed to an on-site stick built home.
is it a mobile home?
No, it is not. Mobile homes don’t offer the longevity, quality, and resale value of a modular. Mobile homes are constructed on a non-removable steel chassis. Modulars, while portables, are not on a chassis and once on the foundation are as if they were stick built there.
why does it matter that it's certified?
Being certified is very important. It means that the materials and construction are certified for residential use. Each state follows it's own set of modular codes and our engineers can provide you with a set of site-specific drawings to make sure your home meets the requirements for your area. It also means each cabin is inspected to ensure code compliance locally or by a third party who then places a modular seal inside the home, completing the certification.
All cabins are built to the current Residential Codes adopted by the state of Kentucky backed by engineered plans and our 41 Point Insection Process. Current codes are the KY 2018 Residential Code, based on the 2015 IBC and 2015 IRC for one and two family dwellings and KY specific amendments. Check with us on any code questions for your specific location.
pros and cons of modular
Modular homes have come along way in the recent years and have become very popular. They offer home buyers a more cost-effective option over stick built and mobile homes. Being constructed by the Amish in a factory-like setting means stricter quality control, quicker build times, and protection from the elements during construction. There is less cost and down time associated with modulars and on average they’re up to 15% cheaper than a stick built home.
The down side use to be the lack of customization, but with our conventional frame construction our floor plans are fully customizable. This allows the customer to make full use of the interior square footage while achieving the look and functionality they want in a new home.