Have you been thinking about building a modular home? What are they really like? You’ll find plenty of articles out there talking about the pros and cons of going modular, but there’s also a lot of misconception out there.
Our company has been building modular homes throughout the state of North Carolina for decades, and we’re here to debunk some popular myths about modular homes.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT MODULAR HOMES PEOPLE HAVE TODAY:
- Modular homes don’t have any variety; they all look alike.
- Modular homes are vulnerable to fire and storm damage.
- Modular homes are only for low-income homeowners.
MYTH: Modular home designs don’t have any variety.
FACT: This couldn’t be further from the truth! Modular homes are 100% customizable, starting with the floor plan and layout and ending with the finishes, colors, and other choices such as flooring and countertop materials. If you can dream it, your modular home builder can build it!
MYTH: Modular homes are more vulnerable to fire and storm damage.
FACT: It may surprise you to learn that modular homes are praised by FEMA for their ability to stand up to extreme weather conditions. Modular homes are built to the same standards for fire resistance, structural integrity, and wind resistance as all stick-built homes.
MYTH: Modular homes are only for low-income homeowners.
FACT: Modular homes can be built to suit any budget, whether you’re looking for an affordable starter home or a larger, high-end home for yourself and your family. Your custom home builder can work with you to find floor plans, finishes, and other options which fit your vision and your budget.
MYTH: You can tell the difference between modular homes and stick-built homes.
FACT: That depends. From the outside, there’s no way to tell a modular home from a stick-built home. Both use the same materials inside and out.
The big difference between modular and stick-built homes? Modular homeowners enjoy a fully customized home which is structurally sound, more energy efficient, and often more cost-effective than their stick-built counterparts!
There are plenty of reasons to love a modular home, and debunking these popular myths helps more people get a house that’s safe, affordable, and completely customized to fit their wishlist.
Curious about the cost of building a modular home? Learn more about what goes into building a modular home in our free guide below!