Get to Know Express Modular
With designs from 500 to over 3,500 square feet, Express Modular provides hundreds of adaptable floorplans. Cape Cod, Ranch, Two-Story, and Chalet designs are just a few of the many home styles we offer to suit any home site and, with room configurations to fit practically any lifestyle. Do you desire a truly custom home? Let our experienced custom home consultants help you in creating the home of your dreams. Our team can assist you to exploit the design potential that modern modular construction provides. As a national leader in custom modular homes, we deliver a virtually unlimited ability to create a custom home design.
Selecting the best building method to build your custom home is a critical part of the building process. The old school way of building outdoors just doesn’t deliver the healthy and clean living environment that modern modular homes can provide. We encourage you to tour one of our factories before selecting Express Modular to construct your custom home. Let us show you how our construction process creates an energy efficient and healthy home that can only be achieved in an indoor factory environment. The professional and experienced team at Express Modular is prepared to assist you as you move to make your dream home become a reality.
A Way to Better Living With Modular Homes
In-factory construction quality for modular homes is typically better than that which is traditionally built on site. Materials cut with a hand-held circular saw at a home site are less exact than the ones cut with permanently installed in a factory assembly line environment. What’s more, factory inspections check every building feature from floor framing to final paint. Trained factory inspectors, or independent third party inspectors, conduct multiple inspections per home. Local building inspectors may only conduct two to five predetermined inspections on the average conventionally built home. All building materials are inventoried inside and out of the elements. Damp materials stocked at many on-site building locations are used in the new home creating warped walls, bowed ceilings, in addition to mold and mildew problems. With modular construction your custom home is built to the highest standard possible and packaged for transport to your job site.
Plastic sheeting that is provided at the factory to keep your new home safe from the rain is disposed of just before placement of your home on the foundation. Your modular home is basically over-built because it needed to be. It had to withstand shipment to your job site and the stresses of installation with a crane. Imagine the peace of mind you will have with the knowledge that the simplest thing your home will ever do is set on your foundation, however with the additional built-in strength, your home continues to protect you and your family from many of nature’s forces. After delivery onsite, our modular homes will have any onsite attachments finished and site work will be finished. Your home continues to be completed in the protected environment that was begun in the factory. Your custom home is finished swiftly and you can start to enjoy the benefits of your new home much faster than with homes built using conventional outdoor construction.
Creating A New Modular Home
Design for a new modular home will begin with establishing the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of the construction location. All of these have to be integrated within the layout from the beginning, and included in any engineering step in the plan. You’ll want layouts for your attached garage areas, verandas or outside patios since they are included in the modular home plan. is very important for you to catalog what you need to plan for your residence so it can be established that these will be incorporated into the plan.
There are no limits to the square footage to the plan using modular homes; presently there are layouts as large as 1500 to 3000 sq ft constructed in Thirty-two components, with your common range between 4,000 to 6,000 sq ft within ten to twelve components. Each and every home Express Modular makes available are constructed in this way, including our log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.
Many that are new to construction are becoming knowledgeable about the benefits of using “green” technology when constructing their custom home. Modular homes are a logical choice when “green” features are valued. The National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) is the only residential green building rating system approved by ANSI as an American National Standard. The NGBS specifies practices for the design and construction of all types of green residential buildings, renovations, and land developments. It centers mainly on three areas: lower operating costs, healthy homes, and sustainable lifestyle. Green building brings together a vast array of methods, approaches, and expertise to reduce and eventually end the effects of buildings on the environment and human health. There are more than a hundred Green Building Certification programs. Ultimately, the selection of a certification system for a new home depends upon that exact project; no certification system is a one-size-fits all.
Today’s modular homes take advantage of modern materials that don’t create the health risks of items used in older homes and some newer site-built homes. These can include: mildew and mold, asbestos, Volatile Organic Compounds(VOCs), lead paint, etc. Environmentally friendly building is an integral part of the modular construction process. Constructing your custom home in a factory means consistent and efficient building processes. Many Green Building Programs literally award specific points for using modular construction because of the methodical building process. Express Modular can help you reach your required level of “green”: from basic energy efficiency to net-zero and beyond.
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 Washington. You can refine your search through our modular home plans in Olympia, Washington 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 Olympia and across other nearby Olympia zip codes. See local new home trends and view our Olympia Moving Resource Guide to view demographics, local activities and information for local school districts. Contact your New Home Consultant to learn about Olympia mortgages from multiple lenders and mortgage brokers to finance your home purchase.