Get to Know Express Modular
At Express Modular, we offer standard designs from 500 to over 3,500 square feet in hundreds of flexible floorplans. Ranch, Cape Cod, Two-Story, and Chalet floorplans are just some of the many styles we offer to suit any building site and, with room configurations to fit virtually any lifestyle. Do you want to build a truly custom home? Let our expert custom home consultants assist you in designing the home of your dreams. Our team can help you take full advantage of the design capabilities that modern modular construction has to offer. As the nationwide leader in custom modular homes, we deliver a virtually unlimited ability to customize your new home.
Choosing how to construct your new home will be one of the most important decisions you can make. The outdated, traditional way of building outdoors just doesn’t provide the clean and healthy living environment that modern modular homes can provide. We invite you to visit and tour one of our production facilities prior to selecting Express Modular to build your new home. See how our building process creates a healthy and energy efficient home that can only be realized in a climate controlled factory environment. The professional and experienced team at Express Modular is ready to assist you as you work towards designing and building your dream home.
A Way to Better Living With Modular Homes
Creating Your Modular Home
With modular homes, in-factory construction quality is invariably better than that which is traditionally built on site. Lumber cut with a hand-held circular saw at a job site are not as precise as those cut with fixed tools in a factory. What’s more, factory inspections cover every construction feature from floor framing to final paint. Trained factory inspectors or independent third party inspectors perform more than a dozen inspections per home. Local building inspectors may only conduct three or four announced inspections on the average conventionally built home. All building materials are stored out of the weather. Wet materials stored at many on-site building locations are built into the new home resulting in warped walls, ceilings and mold problems. With modular construction your new home is built to the highest possible standard and packaged for transport to your job site.
Structurally, modular homes have to be built much stronger than conventional homes. This is because each module must be engineered to independently withstand the stresses of delivery to your build site and then being lifted with straps by a crane and positioned onto your foundation. Once together and with connections completed, the modules turn into one integrated wall, floor and roof assembly. Some complex finishes demand completion onsite and are scheduled for done quickly after the installation of the modules on the foundation. You should plan to be moving into your new home in as little as 4-6 weeks after delivery of your home to your job site.
Modular Homes are Custom Homes
Express Modular builds custom homes. While we may have thousands of standard home plans to review, we rarely build with them. Our prospective home buyers will use those plans as a “good start” towards designing their own custom home plan or they will bring us a custom house plan from a different resource. Some will use our free design tool and create their own house plan for us to “modularize” and use it to build their custom home. We are exclusive partners with a major custom house plan company, Architectural Designs, which makes available more than 28,000 custom house plans. We have teamed up with them to develop a modular friendly custom home plan collection that gives you access to thousands of home plans that can be purchased and built using modular construction.
There is really no such thing as a modular home. Modular is a construction technique, not a type of home. Express Modular is a custom home builder that chooses to only use modular construction for delivery of our custom built homes. Because we are the only nationwide modular home builder we have specific experience and insights that give you an advantage. Most custom builders only build homes in small geographic areas limiting their exposure to ideas, new methods, and unique building materials. You get the benefit of our broad exposure to how custom homes are built across the country.
A home built to the 2012 Energy Code is roughly 15 percent more efficient than a house built to the 2009 Energy Code. A house built to the 2015 Energy Code is about 50% more energy efficient than one built to the 2009 Code. Today’s new homes must be more energy efficient. By including the Energy Star certification option to your new home, you could save up to $2,000 a year in energy costs and potentially more. Express Modular works with you to develop the perfect living environment. Attention to details like selecting a floorplan, selecting component features,lighting and heating are part of the process that defines our energy efficient custom modular homes.
Modern modular construction means less homeowner headaches. Indoor construction in a controlled environment means exterior finishes are finished last, instead of first. We can build your new home from the inside out, just the opposite of building outdoors. What this means to you is that the exterior envelope of your new home can be constructed to be more efficient. This just comes standard with modular homes and their construction process. More insulation, better sealants, and the use of high-tech materials are several of the reasons to adopt the worry-free benefits of modular construction for your new home.
What is Express Modular? Express Modular is a nationwide modular home provider that helps you build your new custom home and do it at the best value possible. How? By giving you access to our nationwide network of state-of-the-art facilities that lead the industry in modular home design and quality for custom home building in Illinois. You can refine your search through our modular home plans in Chicago Heights, Illinois by price, style, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, type of home (Including Two Stories, Chalets, Ranches, Cape Cods, Cabins), and more. Use our interactive pricing search tool to refine your search based on the estimated finished price of your new custom modular home in Chicago Heights and across other nearby Chicago Heights zip codes. See local new home trends and view our Chicago Heights Moving Resource Guide to view demographics, local activities and information for local school districts. Contact your New Home Consultant to learn about Chicago Heights mortgages from multiple lenders and mortgage brokers to finance your home purchase.