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How a Modular Home is Constructed – Part 3 Roofs

Posted on May 22nd, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Plan Central

Have you ever wondered how modular units all come together to become a quality built home? In the next series of blogs we will be pulling back the curtain so to speak, and educating you on what specifically happens behind the scenes in the building of a modular home. In these blogs we’ll be taking you through our factory one production stage at a time to discuss the specifics of how a modular home is built. Last week we began with floors. This week Roof/Ceiling Systems will be the topic. As mentioned in our previous blogs, roof systems are built simultaneously at the same time as walls and floors. Roof systems will be discussed in the upcoming blog series. Unlike […]

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How to Choose a Modular Home Manufacturer

Posted on Jan 15th, 2016 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Plan Central

  In the world of modular home manufacturing, just like in anything, there are the good and the not so good. Manufacturers come in a range of sizes from small to large. Some build over a thousand homes per year and others less than a few dozen. Some manufactures specialize in dealing with a very custom products and others may be limited in their options and amenities. Most manufacturers are limited to the geographic area that they can ship to and will have a product line of homes and/or collections with specific baseline specifications. Please note that in most cases you will not purchase your home directly from the modular manufacturer. You will purchase it from a local builder. If […]

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How a Modular Home is Constructed – Part 2 Walls

Posted on Dec 31st, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Plan Central

Have you ever wondered how modular units all come together to become a quality built home? In the next series of blogs we will be pulling back the curtain so to speak, and educating you on what specifically happens behind the scenes in the building of a modular home. In these bl  ogs, we’ll be taking you through our factory one production stage at a time to discuss the specifics of how a modular home is built. Last week we begin with floors. This week we will explore walls. Walls are like the skeleton of a home in that they support the home and dictate its floor plan. High-quality, low moisture studs are used a modular homes framing structure to insure […]

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How a Modular Home is Constructed- Part 1 Floors

Posted on Dec 4th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Plan Central

Have you ever wondered how modular units come together to become a quality built home? In the next series of blogs, we will be pulling back the curtain, so to speak, and educating you on what specifically happens behind the scenes in the building of a modular home. In these blogs, we will be taking you through our factory one production stage at a time to discuss the specifics of how a modular home is built. A modular home is built via what is called a Building System. A “Building System” is simply a systematic approach to constructing homes. Experienced craftsmen build homes inside a modular home production facility. These components are called units, sections or modules. These units later […]

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Multi-Family Housing: Why Build Modular?

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Plan Central

Most people think of single-family homes when they think of modular building. Many builders assume modular building styles are only suitable for individual houses. But modular building can be used for much more.   Today, building modular multi-family homes is a popular option. Modular multi-family housing, or prefab multi-family homes, is a great way to build high-quality homes. At the same time, it’s easy to stay on schedule and in budget with modular building.   Just like with single family-residences, you can customize the design of multi-family modular homes to meet your needs, weather you are looking for a townhouse or a multi-unit apartment complex our designs are equally diverse.   Here at Westchester Modular, we work with both developers […]

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10 Ways to Choose a Modular Home Manufacturer

Posted on Sep 28th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Plan Central

The first thing you should know is that no modular manufacturer is the same. Selecting a modular home manufacturer is similar to most any buying decision you make; there is the good, the bad and the ugly. Manufacturers come in a range of sizes from small to medium to large. Some build literally over a thousand homes per year and others less than a few dozen. Some manufactures specialize in dealing with a very custom product and others may be limited in their options and amenities. Most manufacturers are limited in the geographic area they market to and are generally limited to a 300 mile radius that they can ship due to cost considerations. Also, manufacturers typically have different series […]

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