Get to Know Express Modular in Washington, DC
Modular homes are growing in popularity. Many architects are embracing modular construction as a flexible way to create both traditional and contemporary homes. They have also found a new reason to use modular construction, for additions. Modular additions can be designed as a second story to your existing single level home, instantly doubling the size of the home without the months of mess and headache of traditional construction. When you want an experienced builder, a leader in using modular construction, think Express Modular. We are the only national modular home builder in the country. Get the experience and knowledge you deserve from Express Modular when using modern modular construction for your next project.
What is Modular Building?
Simply stated, modular building is type of construction. A typical design is divided in sections or segments called modules. These modules are then small enough to be built indoors in factories and then transported to a jobsite to be assembled into a completed home or addition. Factory built construction is what gives modular homes a huge advantage over traditional construction. Conventional home construction is done today the way it has essentially been done for over 200 years. Piles of wood are turned into walls, floors, and a roof outdoors. The process takes months and months and the materials and unfinished home are constantly exposed to rain or snow in the Washington, D.C. area. Today we know that moisture in homes leads to mold and mildew which isn’t healthy, especially for those that already suffer from allergies and breathing problems.
Factory construction means your home is precisely built indoors and quality is consistently managed as a part of the construction process. Materials are purchased by the semi-truck load, not the pick-up truck load. This means higher quality materials can be purchased for a much lower price. Because your home is constructed indoors, not only is your home never rained on, the materials are stored indoors and also stay dry. With indoor construction, your home can be built from the inside out. This means we have access to seal around outlets, wiring, and plumbing in exterior walls. Insulation can be applied more effectively. Modular homes are just naturally more energy efficient and cost effective than homes built onsite and exposed to the elements.
Beautiful Custom Modular Homes
Modern modular construction promotes flexible design. We offer more than a thousand floor plans for you to review. You are free to build any one of them exactly as designed, or use a favorite plan as a starting point to create your very own custom home design. Do you already have a home plan? Most of the homes we build actually began with a home plan brought to us by the homebuyer. We “modularize” that home plan and use it to build their beautiful custom modular home. We can build chalet homes, vacation homes, town homes, two story homes, and ranch style homes. We can incorporate universal design concepts to make your home easier to live in. With the ability to provide large open floor plans, tall ceilings, huge tile bathrooms, and big custom kitchens, we can design and build modular homes that are beautiful, both inside and outside.
Washington, DC – The Nation’s Capital
The District of Columbia—synonymous with the City of Washington—is the capital of the United States. It is located between Virginia and Maryland on the Potomac River. The city was planned and partly laid out by Maj. Pierre Charles L’Enfant, a French engineer.
The federal government and tourism are the backbone of the district’s economy. Many unions, business, professional, and nonprofit organizations are also headquartered in Washington, DC. Among the city’s many educational institutions are the Catholic University of America, Howard University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Gallaudet University. Other attractions include the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,