Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 3

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 3 In Parts 1 & 2 of our blog on the energy efficiency achieved in modular construction, we talked about what energy efficiency means and how it was realized. In Parts 3 & 4, we’re going to discuss how these energy efficient modular homes benefit you, the home buyer.   Of course, the first and primary benefit to putting your hard-earned dollars into a modular home is the savings on your utility bills. Today’s modular homes are unquestionably more energy efficient than older correspondingly-sized homes. With improved insulating materials and sustainable building products combined with compact modular construction, a modular home buyer is taking delivery of a house that includes smaller energy bills. Truth is, in […]

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Posted on Mar 11th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

ACHIEVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MODULAR HOMES: PART 2 In Part 1 of this blog on energy efficiency in modular homes, we looked at how efficiency was achieved. In Part 2, we’re going to look at a few other ways that modular homes are superior in energy efficiency and more environmentally responsible than site-built homes: Modular homes are especially well insulated because the filling material is placed in every nook and cranny of a home, around all electrical boxes and plumbing pipes. Also, the material isn’t compressed which allows for maximum efficiency. Put simply, the state-of-the-art facilities in which modular homes are built allow them to be energy-sealed in areas that would be physically impossible to seal or insulate on a […]

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Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 1

Posted on Mar 5th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 1 In previous blogs, we’ve talked about energy efficiency in modular construction. But what really is energy efficiency, and, just as important, how is it achieved? It’s a basic fact in home heating and cooling: The energy used to both heat and cool homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain and risks of global warming. So, naturally, the less energy used, the less air pollution generated.   An important piece of the construction plan in a modular home is the tightness. Tests carried out for the energy efficiency of a home demonstrate that when a typical modular home is finished correctly by […]

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Modular Homes Offer Infinite Possibilities: Part 2

Posted on Feb 27th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

Modular Homes Offer Infinite Possibilities: Part 2 How does a homebuilder make a modular home beautiful? Does he or she take part in the beautification of their new home? A homeowner beautifies their modular home in an abundance of ways.   The Exterior Today’s custom modular home manufacturers and contractors employ every conceivable exterior finish and fanfare to their homes. They usually side them in vinyl, and trim out the siding with wider corner boards. In a neighborhood of stucco finishes, the contractor can supply stucco. In a neighborhood of cedar shakes, the contractor can offer the same. Depending on the homeowner’s likings, they highlight the windows and doors with shutters or mantles, and they adorn the eaves with frieze […]

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Modular Homes Offer Infinite Possibilities: Part 1

Posted on Feb 19th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

Modular Homes Offer Infinite Possibilities: Part 1 So, you’ve been thinking lately about a building modular home? After all, what’s not to like? They offer shorter build times, less labor costs, ease of maintenance, no delays due to adverse weather, outstanding quality control and air-tight design, to name just a few features. However, you want to be able to custom build your home. You want to build your new home to your exact specifications. Can’t be done with a modular home, you say. Truth is, modular home design can really be summed up in just two words: “Infinite Possibilities.” Modular homes are no longer limited to just single story or even two-story buildings. There’s no “standard” modular floor plan, and anyone […]

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So, You’re Thinking about Building a New Home in the Winter or Spring Season

Posted on Feb 7th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

So, You’re Thinking about Building a New Home in the Winter or Spring Season Deciding to build a new home is no doubt exciting for the home buyer but, if you’re doing so in the winter or spring, it can also lead to months of waiting due to weather delays and other such concerns. The weather in the northeast is often unpredictable and winters can drag on causing the home building process to linger. No doubt you experienced the recent Polar Vortex that haunted the Midwest and northeast regions in late January, with temperatures dipping well below zero. Such weather patterns wreak havoc on building timelines and most homeowners hold back from starting new homes during this stretch of winter […]

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2019 Kitchen & Bath Trends

Posted on Jan 7th, 2019 by Westchester | Posted in: What's "IN" In Design

  What happens in the remodeling world is usually a precursor to trends that appear in new construction. Every year the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) releases the results of its annual 60,000 member survey that tracks design trends in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. As an overview kitchen and bath design has definitely trended towards the contemporary. Clean simple lines and glossier and sleek finishes are in. Out of favor in kitchens are rustic, country and Tuscan cabinetry styles with heavy glazing and distressing. In bathrooms people are demanding a spa like atmosphere with cool white and gray color pallets. Multiple storage opportunities are also tending in the cabinetry plus a people are looking towards universal design so that […]

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5 Myths About Modular Homes

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2019 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

When you’re considering buying a new modular home, you’ll be faced with various ideas, myths and misconceptions about this kind of home. Modular homes are similar to site-built homes and offer certain advantages over them. But they’re quite different from manufactured or mobile homes. To help you appreciate the innovations and benefits you’ll enjoy when you buy a modular home, we’ll debunk the following myths about modular homes. Myth #1: Modular Homes Are Trailer Homes While modular homes can be classified as prefabricated, they aren’t the same as a manufactured trailer or mobile homes. Modular homes are not HUD homes or double-wides. One of the most fundamental distinctions is that, while modular homes need to comply with the local building […]

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How Long Does It Take to Build a Modular Home?

Posted on Nov 27th, 2018 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

As the idea of modular home construction begins to catch on amongst mainstream builders, homeowners from all walks of life are now enjoying the benefits of the modern modular home. Built in various segments, also known as modules, within a climate-controlled setting, there are a number of benefits inherent to the process that just aren’t seen when building a home on-site. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License Complete our quick form for more information on building a modular home How Long it Takes to Build a Modular Home It can take anywhere from 16 to 31 weeks to build a prefabricated (modular) house. The timeline depends on factors such as: How fast you […]

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Are Modular Homes Safe in Storms?

Posted on Nov 18th, 2018 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Hurricane Sandy took place years ago, but, for most, the vivid memories of devastation will never go away. Almost one million homes and business were damaged or destroyed in the storm, including 350,000 homes in New Jersey alone. It’s impossible to dampen the massive devastation storms such as Sandy dole out, but there are things people can do to minimize damage. One such thing is to make use of modular homes. Here is a look at what modular homes are and how they can improve safety during a hurricane. Are Modular Homes Safe? When it comes to modular homes, oftentimes people will confuse them with manufactured homes and assume they are poorly constructed. However, modular homes are extremely safe; they […]

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