What’s Needed When Drafting A Modular Home

with Express Modular

Modular Construction of your new Grayslake dwelling will need substantive and thoughtful investigation that needs to be completed at the beginning of your project process. Your new residence is going to conform to all local building code requirements but you will still need to plan for the boundary line settings, and obtain virtually all usual building permits. On top of that, you need to determine soil type and conditions, water table along with frost line in an effort to develop the design.

The planning should involve purchasing real estate and deciding where to established the building within the property. As the owner, you must also create a plan for development of the perimeter foundation wall structure, which needs to be completely aligned so as to support the modular home when installed. One vital item of the plan will be to plan a 30-foot diameter space located close to the foundation that is clear of trees and wires which is perfectly level so that you can position the building crane employed to set in place components in position around the foundation.

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Creating Your Modular Home

The design of your new modular home will begin by determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of the building location. These have to be integrated within the layout from the outset, as well as integrated into the engineering step in the design. When planning a modular home, you’ll need designs for your attached garages, porches or outside patios as they’re not part of the modular home plan. It is important that you list what you need to plan into the home so it can be established that these will be incorporated into the design.

There are no limits to the square footage of your design using modular homes; at present there are variations as large as 1500 to 3000 sq ft built in Thirty two components, with the common range from 4,000 to 6,000 square feet within ten to twelve components. Each home design Express Modular provides are built in this way, including our log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

Installation of Your New Structure

When the assembly of your sections is completed and they’re transported to your home location we begin the important phase of your installation – the setting of the components by the assembly crew employing construction crane equipment. When these are installed, the final phase of your set up will be the finishing of the installation of utilities, painting, installing the floors, as well as the create of the equipment. Cleaning and testing ensures all things are in good working order and that the last home inspections as well as occupancy permits will be secured. Usually, the outer perimeter entrance, patios, walks and decks are installed to complete the work and the residence is set for occupancy.


The Eco-Friendly Modular Home

Express Modular homes are constructed “greener” and are more energy efficient than classic 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: Green Home Ratings

All the insulation and other supplies used in production are manufactured into the your home from inception. Energy efficient home appliances will be standard and using upgrades,your home becomes even more green. The climate-control manufacturing environment as well as reclaimed components give added opportunities for an enviro-friendly residence. Using low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your totally green modular home environment is complete.

We Manufacture Modular Homes in Grayslake

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)