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Do Modular Homes Have Any Limitations?

Modular construction is a great way to build your new custom home. However, too often there are misconceptions that prevent potential home buyers from switching to modular. Many home buyers live in remote areas with narrow roads, bridges, and tight turns. Others can live in an urban area that features parked cars, narrow streets, and power lines.

The general consensus is that all of these areas are not fit for a modular build home. However, they do not realize that very few home sites are truly inaccessible. The modular home industry has grown and has created equipment that can adapt to any location, and turn the impossible into the possible.

Finding The Right Module

A module is a large “box” or section of a modular home. This is the base of your house. There are a variety of module sizes to ensure that they can fit into your area.

Construction of new and modern modular house

Module Width

Modules can come in units of 12, 14, and 16 feet wide. Some module sections can be as wide as 20 feet depending on the area of the country you are in.

Module Length

A home’s length can vary. Smaller homes have modules that are 28 feet long and possibly smaller. Larger homes can have modules that extend to 76 feet long.

These modules can run as small as 12’X28’ and as big as 20’X76’. No matter the size, length, or width, there is a module that can fit onto your property.

Challenges When Moving A Module

There are going to be obstacles, and other issues when installing the perfect module. Below are typical challenges that movers may see.

  • Overgrown trees
  • Low powerlines
  • Telephone poles
  • Road signs
  • Tight turns
  • Sharp curves
  • Fences

Modular Homes Are Built To Be Moved

Modular homes are structurally built to withstand a long journey to the final location. It is designed to be lifted with a crane using as few as two straps or cables and placed gently on the foundation. Resting on a foundation is about the easiest thing the modular home has to do. For stick-built homes, resting on the foundation is the toughest challenge.

When working with stick-built homes, these properties are made on the site. Unlevel ground, an uneasy ladder, or mud that hardens overnight can change the structure of the house. Modular homes are built off of the location and are built on the steady and consistent ground.

The engineering behind the modular home design that is needed to ensure the modular home can take the trip to every home, no matter the location engrains a stronger presence.  How much better will you feel knowing your family is protected every day in a home that was built to meet the rigors required of a modular home?

Taking Advantage of Modular Solutions

Buying modular over stick-built just makes sense. You are buying a home that is not designed for the weather but designed to withstand the weather. The delivery from expert drivers, using certified equipment ensures an easier move and build than homeowners realize.

Very few limitations exist when designing a home that will be built using modular construction. A professional builder that really understands construction and the modular method will evaluate a complex home project to determine how best to build it. In those few rare instances where a home’s unique design can’t use modular construction, it can be provided cost-effectively using another building system.

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