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 modular 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 present 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 The outdated, traditional way of building outdoors just doesn’t provide the clean and healthy living environment that modern modular homes can provide.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 picking Express Modular to build your new home. See how our building process delivers a healthy and energy efficient home that can only be realized in a climate controlled factory environment. The expert team at Express Modular is ready to support you as you work towards designing and building your dream home.
Innovation Through Custom Modular Homes
Planning Your Modular Home
While your new home is being constructed in the factory, not only are there additional inspections from an outside third party inspection agency and higher quality control, but our building materials are never exposed to the elements. This contributes to a cleaner home and one that has a far lower chance for mold, mildew, and pest infestation. The key to quality built modular homes is the use of protected materials and eliminating weather related issues. By keeping all building materials true and square, your home will be built to the highest quality possible.
Structurally, modular homes have to be built much stronger than site built homes. This is because each module must be engineered to independently tolerate the forces of shipment to your home site and then being raised with straps by a crane and set onto your foundation. Once together and with connections completed, the modules transform into one integrated wall, floor and roof assembly. Some complicated finishes need completion onsite and are scheduled for done quickly after the installation of the modules on the foundation. You should anticipate 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
When building a custom home you need to feel comfortable that your new home will be healthy for your family and designed for your lifestyle. You need to start with a house plan that supports how you want to live. You expect a custom home to be exactly that, custom. You want to make changes to floorplans, materials, and elevations. We leverage the design flexibility of modular construction to build your custom home with our plans, or you have the alternative of bringing us your custom plan and letting us “modularize” and build it.
Many years ago we determined that building outside just wasn’t the way we wanted to build our custom homes for our customers. We knew there was a better way – it was modular construction. As a custom home builder it was getting more difficult to realize the level of quality and consistency that we demanded of ourselves for our customers. Building a custom home outdoors in the weather and attempting to do it with a shrinking pool of experienced craftsmen was a daily challenge. To be a successful custom home builder today demands the use of modern building techniques. This means we now have the Modular Advantage in our corner and we share it with our customers every day!
Energy Efficient By Design
With today’s sophisticated computer modeling and the growing requirement for high performance, energy efficient custom homes; modular construction is a natural fit to fill the need. Many areas call for the use of the HERS Index to measure energy efficiency of new homes. The HERS index is a scoring system developed by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) in which a home built to the specifications of the HERS Reference Home scores a HERS Index of 100, while a net zero energy home scores a HERS Index of 0. The lower a home’s HERS Index, the more energy efficient it is in comparison to the HERS Reference Home. Modular homes can typically reach scores of 50 – 60 with negligible extra costs or changes to our normal building method.
Modern modular construction means less homeowner headaches. Indoor construction in a controlled environment means exterior finishes are done last, instead of first. We can build your new home from the inside out, as opposed to conventional construction which builds from the outside in. What this means to you is that the outside envelope of your new home can be constructed to be highly air-tight. This just comes standard with modular homes and their construction process. Additional insulation, better sealants, and the use of modern materials are a couple 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 Iowa. You can refine your search through our modular home plans in Northwood, Iowa 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 Northwood and across other nearby Northwood zip codes. See local new home trends and view our Northwood Moving Resource Guide to view demographics, local activities and information for local school districts. Contact your New Home Consultant to learn about Northwood mortgages from multiple lenders and mortgage brokers to finance your home purchase.