Magnificently Built Modular Homes
Superstorm Sandy tore up several communities in New York that are still trying to rebuild. In many cases, no homes were spared. Many are rebuilding with modular construction.
Many New Yorkers are knocking down the remains of their homes and commissioning modular home manufacturers to design, create and build their new homes. Modules are built in a factory, transported to the site of the old home, and set on top of each other with a crane.
Many New York homeowners are finding that the cost to repair the damaged homes was just greater than the cost to rebuild.
Modular homes can help Sandy victims recover from the storm in half the time it would take to build a traditional home.
One homeowner said, "It just seemed that this was going to get us in the house faster with just as good if not better construction.”
Each home takes about one month to build and install, compared to two months for a traditional home. The homes cost between $250,000 and $300,000, of course this fluctuates with size and design.
Truly, modular construction often costs less, but the main advantage is the quality and speed in which a home can be built. Modular homes are being built with the same materials as a site built home, however, modular homes are built with better quality standards.
The foundation of the new modular home is set in about six hours. Just one day later, the modular home is assembled and ‘buttoned up”.
For more information on modular construction, contact Avalon Building Systems.
Excerpts – MyFoxNY.com