How to Start A Modular Home

with Express Modular

With modular construction, a new Fort Collins abode requires considerable and specific planning that needs to be accomplished in the beginning your project process. Your new residence will certainly conform to all of the local building codes but you’ll need to prepare for the perimeter line locations, and obtain all usual building permits. In addition, you need to establish soil type and conditions, water table as well as frost line to be able to produce your new design.

The preparation must feature purchasing real estate as well as choosing where to set your house within the site. Being the owner, you also need to create a plan for the building of the perimeter foundation wall structure, that must be completely square to be able to support the modular home when installed. One particular critical piece of the plan would be to have a 30-foot diameter area positioned near the perimeter foundation that is devoid of trees and wires that’s perfectly level to be able to place the construction crane used to set in place components constantly in place around the foundation.

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Designing Your Modular Home

Design for your new modular home will start with ascertaining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of the construction location. All of these must be integrated in the layout from the outset, as well as included in any engineering step of the design. You’ll need designs for your attached car ports, porches or outdoor patios since they are not a part of the modular home design. is vital that you catalog what you need to plan into the home so it can be determined that these can be included in your plan.

There are no limits to the square footage to the design using modular homes; presently there are variations as big as 1500 to 3000 square feet built in Thirty two modules, with the common range from four to six thousand square feet within ten to twelve sections. All of the home designs Express Modular provides are created this way, including our modular log homes and our many green home options.

Once the construction of your sections is finished and they’re delivered to your home location we start the key step of your home’s installation – the placing of your modules by the assembly crew using construction crane gear. Once they’re installed, the last phase of the set up will be the completing the installation of utilities, painting, installing the floors, and the installation of your home appliances. Cleansing top to bottom and tests ensures all aspects are in excellent condition and the last inspections and occupancy permits can be completed. Commonly, all the external perimeter entrance, porches, paths and patio decking are installed to finish the work and the house is ready for moving in.


Green Modular Home Construction

Express Modular properties are built “greener” and are even more energy efficient as compared to traditional homes 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.

All the insulation as well as other elements used in production are built in the residence right from inception. Energy-efficient home appliances will be standard and, using upgrades,your residence becomes more green. Both climate control production setting as well as recycled materials give added opportunities for an enviro-friendly home. By using low-flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, choosing green modular homes is a no-brainer.

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