Building A Modular Home

with Express Modular

With modular construction, your brand-new Dothan abode will need considerable and specific preparation that needs to be done early in your project process. Your new abode will comply with all of the local building codes but you will still need to plan for the perimeter line locations, and have all construction permits. Additionally, you must find out soil type and conditions, water table and frost line to be able to produce the design.

Your planning needs to incorporate buying the ownership of the site along with identifying the best place to set your house on the property. As the owner, you will need to also develop a plan for construction of the perimeter foundation wall, that must be properly square so as to support the modular home upon arrival. One particular vital piece of your plan would be to plan a thirty-foot diameter space situated close to the foundation that is clear of trees and wires that is completely level so that you can place the building crane employed to set all the modules in position on the foundation.

Rick Hawkins Modular Home Consultant

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Planning Your Modular Home

The design of your new modular home starts with establishing the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your building location. These have to be utilized in the structure from the outset, and included in the engineering phase of the plan. When planning a modular home, you’ll want designs for your attached garage areas, porches or outside patios since they are not part of the modular home plan. is vital for you to list what you need to plan into the home so it can be established that these can be incorporated in the plan.

There is no limit to the size of of your plan with modular homes; at present there are designs as big as 1500 to 3000 square feet constructed in Thirty two components, with your common range between 4,000 to 6,000 square feet in ten to twelve sections. All of the home designs Express Modular offers are constructed this way, including our log homes and our many green home options.

Installing A Modular Dwelling

After the assembly of the sections is complete and they’re brought to your home site we start the important stage of your installation – the placing of the components by the assembly crew using construction crane gear. As soon as these are placed, the last phase of the installation will be the finishing of the installation of utilities, painting, installing all the floor coverings, along with the create of the appliances. Cleaning and testing makes sure everything is in excellent working order and that the last home inspections as well as occupancy permits can be secured. Commonly, the outer perimeter entrance, patios, walks along with patio decking are installed to complete the work and then the home is set for moving in.


Building Green

Express Modular homes are designed “greener” and are even more energy efficient than traditional residences in the past. Approximately fifty green home labeling programs around the country offer interesting and important aspects to building green. Check them out to see if one can help provide you more information.

The insulating material and other materials used in production are manufactured in the residence from inception. Energy efficient appliances will be standard and using upgrades,your residence can become more green. Both climate-control manufacturing setting and re-cycled components offer added opportunities for an enviro-friendly home. By using low-flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, deciding on green modular homes shouldn’t be too difficult.

We Manufacture Modular Homes in Dothan

What Our Customers are Saying:

Our modular log home was easier than we ever could’ve thought. We look forward to years of family gatherings in our new log home.Mark (Asheville, NC)
Our agent was easy to work with and he helped us with loads of suggestions we never even considered. Express Modular really came through. Thanks!Cameron (Xenia, OH)
We love our new home. Thank you for making our dreams come true!Sandra & Dave (Little Rock, AR)
We’d looked over many designs from many builders and the options and prices on a prefabricated home were unbeatable.Nancy & Jim (Lubbock, TX)