Why Buy a Modular Home?
Modular construction (otherwise known as “systems-built”) has become the construction method of choice for the quality and cost conscious house buyer. The best-built modular homes are better built than the vast majority of stick-built homes being offered on the market today.
Modular home builders offer better materials, state-of-the-art construction technology, a superior finished quality product, on top of time and money savings. And you gain all of these benefits without sacrificing design or amenities. Your home is build under-roof. Weather is never an issue with your modular. Today’s modular & manufactured homes offer choices to fit a variety of lifestyles and budgets. While most “stick builders” will downplay the quality of a Modular Home, consider that almost every stick builder today uses “systems-built” products in their homes. From pre-engineered roof trusses, pre-made kitchen cabinets, pre-fabricated interior and exterior doors, just to name a few.
The modular home uses these same components but with one big advantage. The modular builder that Chesapeake Homes represents glues and screws every stud in place. A stick builder “NEVER” does this. Consider this one statistic: Each hour that a modular home is on the highway at 55 miles per hour is the equivalent of enduring a 5.0 magnitude earthquake. Our homes travel up to 1 ½ hours of travel time and come in with just a few minor cracks in the drywall, which we touch up prior to your settlement and occupancy on the home. A stick built home cannot travel more than a few hundred feet on a flatbed trailer and cannot exceed 5 miles per hour. They simply cannot hold up to the movement. Modular construction is truly superior construction.
Maybe the best reason yet is this: A real estate appraiser assigns the same value to a modular home as they do a stick built home. The benefit of this to you is that you likely paid 10 to 20% less for your modular than a stick builder would have charged you and you are making much lower mortgage payments. The added benefit is “Instant Equity”. Your home will appraise for more than you paid for it.