Saturday, January 16, 2021

Is This Really How You Want Your New Home Built?

The other day I drove through a new development by a national tract home builder who was advertising homes "Starting at $225,000". 

Six homes were under construction and since it had just stopped raining, four of them were exposed to the elements with water dammed up on the subfloor, all the walls were drenched, I-Joists laying warped on the wet stones, plywood soaked and lumber in the mud. 

How is that better than a modular home that is delivered as an 80% completed six-sided module? Put 4 modules together in less than a day and you have a secured two-story home with a weather-tight roof.

Explain to me again why site-built housing is better. 

Take your time, I'll give you the 4 months needed to finish your on-site home. In the meantime, I'll be living in my new custom modular home for the past 3 months.

Gary Fleisher, the Modcoach, writes Modcoach News and Modular Home Coach blogs as well as the best site for off-site consultants, Modcoach Connects

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  1. William aka "Little Bill"January 16, 2021 at 1:13 PM

    Like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. That photo could not have showed it any better, wood building products exposed to the elements

  2. But if this is all the local building departments allow then that is the fault of not being educated ... and who's fault is that?