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Why Express Modular in Oregon?

The Answer is Simple.

Modular construction is a modern building technique. It is cutting edge building technology that provides a better quality home, free of the effects from moisture common in traditional construction, and supports stylish and distinctive design. Oregon is quickly becoming a leading adopter of modular homes, sometime called prefab homes, which are already popular throughout a large part of the country. Express Modular is the only nationwide builder of modular homes in the country. When you decide to use modular construction for your new custom home, you need a builder that already has the proven experience and knowledge to make you successful. It’s a simple choice, Express Modular.

Oregon is quickly becoming a leading adopter of modular homes,



What is Modular Building?

Modular building is basically a type of construction. A home plan is divided into sections called modules. Each module is small enough so it can be constructed indoors in a factory. Once completed, all of the modules are packaged and transported to the building site where they are assembled into the completed home. The precision of factory built construction is what gives prefab homes a huge advantage over traditional construction. Traditional homes are still constructed in almost the exact same way they have been for almost 200 years. Lumber is dropped off outside at a home site and then cut and nailed together outdoors forming floors, walls and a roof. It takes months, in some cases a year, to complete a home while the home and its materials are exposed to the elements of Oregon. We now know that when excessive moisture get trapped in a new home that it can lead to mold and mildew issues. This is particularly concerning for homebuyers and their families that have allergy sensitivities or respiratory issues.

Building indoors in a factory insures that your home is precisely built and that quality management is an integral part of the construction process. The materials for your home are bought by the semi-truck load, not the pick-up truck load. Your home is built with higher quality materials that were purchased for a much better price. Since your home is built indoors, not only is it protected from the rain and snow, but so are the materials that are used to construct it. Because our homes are built in a factory, the last thing we need to do is complete the exterior of the home. We have access to the exterior walls so we can seal the air infiltration locations around outlets, wiring holes, and plumbing holes. Insulation is applied more effectively. Modular homes are just naturally more energy efficient and cost effective than homes constructed onsite and exposed to the elements.

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Prefab homes and Green Building

The next time you drive by a home being constructed outdoors, take a moment and look for the 30 cubic yard dumpster that is typically placed in the yard. Notice the waste that has been accumulated during the construction of the home. That dumpster will usually be emptied at least two or three times during the building process. The homebuyer has to pay for the trip to the landfill and the disposal of the waste. Now take an additional moment and think about the fact that the homebuyer also paid for all of the material waste that was disposed of in the dumpster. On site construction is just wasteful. With factory construction, waste is engineered out of the process. Less waste and virtually no disposal fees means you get your home for a better value. This is just one way that prefab homes are greener than site built homes. In fact, most green certification programs award additional points for modular homes. They are just inherently greener.

Oregon – Ranks first in Ghost Town

Oregon is ranked as the third most liberal state behind Washington DC and Massachusetts. With the low-cost electric power provided by dams, Oregon has developed steadily as a manufacturing state. Oregon offers many parks and outdoor points of interest. Attractions in include: Crater Lake National Park, Mount Hood, and Bonneville Dam on the Columbia are some of the major tourist attractions. Other points of interest include the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Oregon Caves National Monument, Cape Perpetua in Siuslaw National Forest, Columbia River Gorge, Hells Canyon, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, and the Newberry Volcanic National Monument.

State Facts & Fun

Oregon's state flag pictures a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs.

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