How To Start Planning Your Modular Home

with Express Modular

Modular Construction of your brand-new Graysville residence will demand essential and thoughtful investigation which should be finished at the start of your project process. Your new residence will definitely comply with all building codes but you’ll need to prepare for the border line settings, and have virtually all usual construction permits. Furthermore, you need to determine soil type and conditions, water table and frost line to be able to produce your new design.

Your preparation needs to incorporate acquiring the property as well as choosing the best place to established the structure within the site. As the owner, you will need to also establish a plan for construction of a perimeter foundation wall, which has to be perfectly aligned so as to support the modules when installed. One vital piece of your plan will be to plan a 30-foot diameter area placed in close proximity to the foundation and free from trees and wires that is completely level in order to place the building crane employed to set components constantly in place around the footing.

Rick Hawkins Modular Home Consultant

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Planning Your Modular Home

Design for a new modular home starts with determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your development location. These need to be incorporated within the structure from the outset, and employed in the engineering step in the design. When planning a modular home, you’ll want layouts for your attached garage areas, verandas or outdoor patios since they are not an element of the modular home plan. is very important for you to catalog what you want to plan for your residence so that it can be established that these will be incorporated in your design.

There are no limits to the square footage to the plan with modular homes; presently we see variations as large as 1500 to 3000 square feet built in 32 components, with your common range from 4 to 6 thousand square feet in ten to twelve components. All of the home designs Express Modular offers are constructed this way, including our log homes and our many green home options.

When the construction of the modules is done and they are transported to your property site we begin the crucial step of the installation – the setting of the sections by the assembly crew using construction crane equipment. When they’re installed, the final step of the installment will be the finishing of installing utilities, painting, installing the flooring, as well as the set-up of the appliances. Cleansing top to bottom and testing ensures all things are in good condition and that the final home inspections as well as occupancy permits can be secured. Commonly, the external perimeter drive way, porches, walks and decking are set up to finish the project and the residence is ready for occupancy.


Your Green Modular Home

Express Modular properties are constructed “greener” and are even more energy efficient as compared to traditional households in the past. The insulating material as well as other materials used in production are built in the residence right from inception. Energy-efficient appliances seem to be standard and, with upgrades,your home will become more eco-friendly. Both climate-control production environment and reclaimed supplies give added options for a sustainable abode. With low flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your totally green modular home environment is complete. 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: National Assoc of Home Builders Green Ratings

The insulation as well as other resources used in production are manufactured in the residence from inception. Energy efficient appliances are standard and, using upgrades,your home will become even more green. Both climate-control production setting as well as re-cycled supplies offer additional options for an enviro-friendly house. Using low flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your totally green modular home environment is complete.

We Manufacture Modular Homes in Graysville

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)