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Modular construction offers many advantages to conventional stick-built homes. Some key ones are:

  • Climate controlled factory environment
  • Adverse weather does not halt home construction
  • Homes are constructed to highest standards
  • Faster construction time


The key advantages of building a modular home from Reliant Modular Home Builders are time and money

When people usually think of modular homes, many think of them as boxy, simple or traditional-style houses. Few people know the strides modular home construction has made over the years. Today, some of the largest, most gracious homes are modular-built.

There are many advantages to this type of construction.

The most important being that construction time is cut down substantially. By traditional construction it will generally take a minimum of a year to complete a construction project. Modular homes can be completed in three months depending on the square footage and the architectural design of the house. The modular company can set the house in a month with finishing touches done by a local builder in two to five months. Because the weather doesn't have any effect on construction productivity, the work can be continued with no lost days because of snow, rain, or extremely cold weather.

Modular homes are stronger

A modular home is built stronger than a standard home because it has to be able to travel to the sites and be lifted by crane onto a foundation. Modular homes are inspected by an independent third-party inspection agency, and because they have to meet the requirements of all the building codes of many states, counties and municipalities, they will exceed the local building codes in the town your home is being built, ensuring a safer, stronger home.
There are also financial advantages to consider, modular houses generally costing 10 to 20 percent less than a comparable stick-built home. This is due to the following:

  • Building materials are purchased in bulk by our factory, thereby reducing material costs.
  • Cost of labor is less where our factory is located.
  • State-of-the-art assembly construction reduce actual construction time to a third of traditionally built homes. In addition, building in a factory isn't affected by inclement weather, which would halt construction of a stick-built home.
  • Because the construction time is less, the cost of the construction loan will also be less as well. You will save months of interest with modular construction.

Modular homes are faster to build

Another big concern people have in dealing with building a new house or remodeling their current house is the time it will take to complete the project. In many areas, where land is not readily available, it is common to demolish a house that is on the property and build a whole new house either utilizing or eliminating the foundation of the house.

In this type of situation, by using traditional frame construction, a family might typically be out of their home for a year or two. This could possibly mean a year or two of rental costs. Although many people can afford the construction, they may not be able to afford the cost of a rental and storage of their furnishings. Using modular construction, they may be able to return to their home in three to six months.

The modular method of construction

The biggest difference is where the home is built, not how. As much as 90% of the work is completed in a controlled factory environment. We recommend that you take one of the frequently scheduled tours of our plant and see first hand the impact it has in terms of quality control and construction economies.

We use an assembly line process to complete sections of homes in an exacting quality controlled environment. Our homes are built by skilled carpenters, plumbers, and electricians, not assembly line workers. The skills of these men and women are enhanced by the ideal work environment and state-of-the-art equipment we employ.
We buy only the best lumber available, so there is no time wasted pulling out poor lumber. Our lumber is kiln dried lumber to remove excess moisture so the frame of the house won't suffer from shrinking or twisting.

All the interior walls, floors and ceiling glued AND screwed or nailed to achieve the construction strength our modular homes are renown for.

It may be raining or snowing outside, but work goes merrily along.

Traditional on-site construction is always affected by weather. With days or rain or snow stopping work for days or weeks. Modular construction inside a factory environment is not impacted by weather, which means we can build your house any time of the year.

  • Standard features on our modular homes
  • 3% Kiln-dried lumber to prevent twisting and warping.
  • Multiple fastening: nails, screws, glue, and adhesive for superior strength.
  • 2"x6" walls for energy efficiency.
  • Plywood or O.S.B. (engineered plywood) for strength and durability.
  • Engineered microlam beams for strength and design flexibility.
  • The strongest floor available with 16" on center framing, 2”X10” wood blocking, double perimeter joists with a plywood flitch plate, a six member main beam, and ¾” plywood sub floor.
  • Wall insulation glued to the back surface of the sheetrock so it will never shimmy down (this is only possible with the "inside-out" modular building method).
  • Sheetrock as long as 20' to eliminate excess seams while giving a finer finish.
  • Metal straps that further reinforce the joints between walls and floors and walls and ceilings.
  • R-38 ceiling insulation, which exceeds code requirements and will keep utility bills low.
  • RG675 OHM quad shielded coaxial TV cable.
  • Category 5-phone cable.
  • Roofing felt and ice dam barrier under all roof shingles to give added protection from the elements and keep your roof warranty valid.
  • Continuous code inspection throughout the building process, by an independent, third party engineering firm to insure complete code compliance.
  • Steel bushings to protect the wiring, as it passes through the wall studs, from nails and picture hangers.
  • All range hoods, bathroom exhaust fans and dryer exhausts are vented to the outside.

Optional Exterior Choices:

  • White or red cedar shingle siding.
  • Vertical or clapboard red cedar siding.
  • Any roof pitch from shallow to steep.
  • Any roof design from gambrel to hip to gable.
  • Skylights.
  • Farmer's and screened porches.
  • 10-year home buyer's warranty.

Optional interior choices

  • Hardwood floors.
  • Fireplaces.
  • Ceramic tile floors.
  • Whirlpools, big showers.
  • Marble.
  • Built in window seats, desks and bookshelves.
  • Walk-in kitchen pantries.

Energy and safety features

  • Lead free paint.
  • R-38 ceiling insulation, R-19 wall and floor insulation
  • Thermal pane windows with Low E Energy Saving Glass
  • TYVEGK Energy Wrap
  • Anti-scald devices for all showers for safety.
  • Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, combination AC/DC wired together (when one sounds, they all sound).

These are just some of the features you’ll find in custom-built modular home from Reliant Modular Home Builders.

We use the finest quality products and names you can trust!

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