FAQ - Modular Homes
Can My Modular Home Be Customized?
Middendorf Contracting specializes in the customization of modular homes and can tailor any design perfectly to your needs. Customization of all standard plans is possible, and customary, with today's home buyer.
Are Modular And Manufactured Homes The Same?
In short, no. Modular homes are constructed to the same state, county, and specific local building codes as site built homes and should not be restricted by building or zoning regulations. Keep in mind that your new modular home is inspected at the factory during each phase of construction and an independent third party inspection agency approves each home before it is delivered to the home site. Manufactured homes, sometimes referred to as mobile homes, are constructed to the Housing and Urban Development Code.
How Long Does It Take To Build A Modular Home?
One of the most popular and significant benefits of modular housing construction is the quick turnaround time between groundbreaking and occupancy. While construction times depend on the size and scope of the project, the average time span of a project, from start to finish, is about 3-4 months.
What Do Modular Homes Look Like?
Modular homes look like any other home. The design flexibility of modular construction allows manufacturers to build from the most simple to the most complex designs in residential, multi-family, and commercial construction. You can view our Floor Plans page to view examples of Modular Homes.
How Are Modular Homes Built?
Today's modular homes are models of efficiency and quality assurance. The process of building your new home starts with the design phase. Your new home is drawn up using state of the art computers, which aid in the customizing of your new home and in producing drawings and materials lists. Once designed, the building process begins. This process involves modern factory assembly line techniques. Your home travels from station to station where all of the building trades are represented. Work is never delayed due to weather, absent sub-contractors, or missing materials. The quality control process assures you that your home has been inspected for code compliance and workmanship. In-plant inspectors as well as independent third party inspection agencies inspect each home to make sure that your new home meets all the state and local codes.
I Hear A Lot About Green Building. Are Modular Homes "Green?"
Yes, modular homes are green building nature of construction. Assembly in an enclosed indoor environment minimizes waste material at the factory and at the job site, lessens the environmental impact on the land and the community where the house is being delivered, and allows for a tightly built structure to maximize energy efficiency - all of which are key components to green building standards. For more information, visit NAHB's Green Building page.