How to Get Started On Your Own Modular Home

with Express Modular

With modular construction, your own West Sacramento abode will demand substantial and thoughtful preparation that needs to be carried out in the beginning the project process. Your new dwelling is going to conform to all of the building code requirements but you’ll need to arrange for the perimeter line locations, and have all local building permits. In addition, you must identify soil type and conditions, water table and frost line to be able to develop your new design.

The planning should incorporate acquiring the property as well as deciding where you should set the building on the property. Being the owner, you will need to also create a plan for the construction of a perimeter foundation wall, which must be perfectly aligned to be able to support the modular home when installed. One essential piece of your program would be to plan a thirty-foot diameter space situated close to the foundation and free from trees and wires which is perfectly level to be able to place the construction crane used to set in place all the components constantly in place on the footing.

Don Beck Modular Home Consultant

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Designing A New Modular Home

The design of your new modular home will start by determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your construction site. All of these have to be incorporated within the design from the start, as well as included in the engineering phase of the plan. When planning a modular home, you’ll need designs for your attached garage areas, porches or decks as they’re not part of the modular home design. is very important for you to list what you want to plan into the home so that it can be determined that these will be incorporated in the design.

There is no limit to the size of to the plan with modular homes; currently we see layouts as big as 1500 to 3000 square feet built in 32 components, with the typical range from 4,000 to 6,000 square feet in 10 to 12 modules. Each and every design Express Modular sells are created in this way, including our log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

When the construction of the sections is done and they are brought to your building site we begin the important stage of the home’s assembly – the placing of your components by the installation team employing construction crane gear. When these are installed, the final stage of your installment would be the completion of installing utilities, painting, installing all the flooring, and the set-up of your appliances. Cleaning and tests ensures all things are in proper working order and the remaining home inspections as well as occupancy permits will be secured. Usually, all the external perimeter drive way, patios, paths as well as decks are installed to complete the work and then the house is ready for moving in.


Building Green

Express Modular residences are built “greener” and are usually even more energy efficient compared to traditional homes in the past. There are many national and regional green building labeling programs throughout the country that all provide varied elements of green building techniques. Follow this link to learn more: NAHB Green Ratings

All the insulating material and other resources included in production are designed into the your home right from the start. Energy-efficient home appliances will be standard and using upgrades,your home becomes even more green. The climate control manufacturing setting as well as re-cycled supplies give additional opportunities for an environmentally friendly house. With low-flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, deciding on green modular homes is a no-brainer.

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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)