Because modular homes are a prefabricated home, some people believe they are of a lesser quality of stick built homes. Instead, modular homes are governed by the same building codes as site-built homes and are actually inspected more often.
A modular home is a perfect option for any home buyer looking to build a new home. Not only are there fewer delays, they usually cost less than a site-built home and are of equal, or, arguably, better quality.
A modular home is built in a climate controlled factory setting in two or more sections (modules). The sections are then transported to a destination and assembled on-site.
Before the home leaves the factory to be assembled, it is inspected by a third-party in accordance with the building code and to the requirements of a factory-built home.
When assembled, a modular home looks similar to a traditional site-built home – including multiple floors and options of adding features such as a porch or a garage.
Just like a site-built home, a modular home is built to the standards of the local building code and the International Residential Code (IRC). A third party inspects all site-built and modular homes built and assembled in Pennsylvania to ensure compliance, so a modular home and a site-built home only have a few major differences: the location that the home was built, the time it took to construct the home, and the overall cost of the home by the end of the process.