Why Should You Buy a Modular Home?

The most significant differences between buying a modular home and a site-built home include:

  • Price: Because of the accelerated building cycle, material efficiency, and limited waste, modular homes cost 15 to 20 percent less than comparable site-built homes.
  • Time:  Due to the elimination of weather-related construction delays in the building-center and no sub-contractor schedule conflicts or delays, modular homes are completed in a fraction of the time it would take a custom builder to finish out a home on your lot.
  • StrengthModular homes are built with greater strength and structural integrity, to withstand the rigors of transportation to the homesite. The additional materials and fastenings required for this add strength and durability to our homes.
  • More energy efficient: Increased building materials and energy conscious design and construction practices result in lower utility bills for our modular homes.

The biggest differences between buying a modular home and a manufactured home include:

  • Customizability: Modular homes provide more architectural design freedom, which means the flexibility to change architectural features to meet your specific needs – such as moving doorways and adding windows, second stories and garages.
  • Price: Modular homes may cost slightly more than manufactured homes, but they provide the opportunity for higher appraisal rates as well.
  • Fewer placement restrictions: Since they are built to local building codes, modular homes can be installed almost anywhere.


Call North Shore Homes today at: (800) 826-5654.