"Better Built Then Site Built"
Your American Home Store "Modular Home" is built in Idaho for Idaho's extreme weather conditions. The off site home construction of a factory setting offer indoor construction year around, homes are never subjected to adverse weather conditions. The homes are built in a dry temperature controlled setting with only the highest grades of residential quality building materials hence the term "Better Built then Site Built". The sections move through the factory, with the quality control department checking them after every step to ensure precision fit and finish. Finished modules are covered for protection, then transported to your home site. They are placed on your foundation, joined together, and completed and ready to move into in a very short time frame.
How long does it take to build a modular home?
That depends on your design of your home and your custom changes, once we complete your home plans and they have been engendered by our factory engineers they are submitted to State of Idaho for review and stamped. Once stamped are returned from the State of Idaho the modular homes can be built in the factory in as little as 2-3 weeks. And since modular homes are built indoors, there's never a weather delay during the off site construction phase of building your home. It usually takes only another 2-3 weeks for the home to completed once it's delivered to your building site.
What is the difference between mobile homes, manufactured homes and modular homes are they the same thing?
Mobile homes are pre-HUD homes built prior to 1976, new HUD homes are now called Manufactured homes and are built to conform to the same federal code, no matter where they will be delivered, that code is called the HUD code.
A modular home conforms to the International Building Codes and in many cases construction exceeds the local building required codes.
Do all modular homes look alike?
No, and unless you were there to see the house delivered and assembled, you might not guess it's a modular home. Our Modular home manufacturer use high tech computer aided design programs to draw plans to your specifications, or to modify one of the standard plans to suit your individual needs, so any of our plans can be built as a manufactured home or be turned into a modular home.
Will banks finance a modular home?
Yes. Banks, appraisers, and insurance companies treat modular homes the same way they do site built homes (a house that's constructed entirely on your property).
Can I save money by building a modular home?
Construction costs for a modular home are less per square foot than for a similar site-built home because of the factory ability to buy the building materials at a bulk rate.
The total cost of your home is known prior to the home being built. There are no hidden costs it's all black and white and in writing so you know exactly how your home is being built and what you will be getting in your home.
A Kit Modular home is very energy efficient built and to the Energy Star Insulation Standards giving you R-40 (R-50 is also optional) in the ceiling R-21in the side walls and R-33 in the floor, which will reduce your heating and cooling costs.
With the stringent process off site construction allowed by building your home in a factory environment you will have the same highly trained factory certified builders that do the same job every day building your home and with the quality control and the state inspectors inspecting your home you certainly can rest assured your home has been built to code and no short cuts have been taken in the building process.
Your Modular home will be ready to move into much sooner than if you wait for a local builder to construct a house on-site. Site contractor order material per the job so when you build a Modular home you will forgo unforeseen seen costs and delays of forgotten materials that drive the cost of site built homes you can also avoid construction interest fees on over extended builds.