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What is a Modular Home Review Service?

Modular Home Services Plan Reviews - Insure your modular home can be built as cost effectively as possible. At times, additional architectural features are best built on site. We will also review your homes basic design features including flow patters, kitchen and bath design, and other elements of modular home design. Invoice / Plan Reviews - The final invoice is the determining factor of what will be installed in your off-site constructed home. This process of cross checking plans and invoice can save you from missing items best installed at the factory. For more details on invoice / plan reviews please contact us for a quote.

 

Design Services - MHP is a design supply service organization. We have many years of modular home experience including an off staff certified architect. No matter what type of home your building, we can design a modular friendly unit that will be a cost effective package. For more information and quotes, contact us today. Modular Information - Architects and investors now can have a modular home expert on retainer to inform, discuss and review your entry into modular home construction. Learn the objective pros and cons of modular construction. Understand what is modular friendly in design, set and finish.

What About Modernist Modular Homes?

Modernist Modular Home Recommendations - Today's modular home factories extend themselves to modernist architecture. Simple box layouts with high end detailed finishes. Learn more about modernist modular opportunities by contacting us to act as your factory liaison in the Mid-Atlantic.

We also have factory relationships in UT, KA, WI and GA. Resort and Specialty Projects - the speed of modular construction lends credence and viability to investors and property groups in resort areas interested in developing properties for resale or employee housing opportunities. To maximize modular construction, it is best to start the project as a modular project rather than converting it to modular. You will save architectural and engineering fees and complete your project quicker in the off season of your resort.

How Wide Are Standard Modules?

The standard widths for modular homes include: 12 , 14 and 16 feet wide. The exact dimensions will vary from modular home factory to factory. Some modular home factories also build 13 foot wide modules. Modular homes that are 24 and 26 wide have fixed overhangs and are ready for gutters and down spouts to be installed. Homes that are 14 and 16 foot wide will require flipped overhangs and additional site work.

What is the longest length of a module for a modular home?

The length of modules for modular homes will vary from factory to factory across the United States. Most factories have capacity to build modular homes that are sixty feet long. If you require a home that is longer, additional modules can be installed to make your modular home as long as you want.

What Types of Ceilings are Available in Modular Homes?

Modular home ceilings are usually finished flat ceilings. As for the styles of ceilings for modular homes there are ceiling height option: eight, eight and a half and nine foot tall. As for the styles there are cathedral and vaulted ceilings. Vaulted ceilings in modular homes provide a sloped ceiling. The slope of a vaulted ceiling is usually less steep than the exterior. For example: the true roof pitch for the exterior is a 7/12 and the interior ceiling is a 5/12. Vaulted ceilings are mostly finished and require nominal on site finish. Cathedral ceilings provide a full vault where the ceiling line follows the roof line. Cathedral ceilings require installing rafter baffles, electrical fixtures, air sealing, insulation and dry wall.

What's the best way to finish a cathedral ceiling in a modular home?

The best way to finish a modular home cathedral ceiling is to have the factory install rafter baffles and then spray foam the rafter baffles into place with one inch of closed cell spray foam. This will provide an one and a half inches of ventilation to maintain shingle warranties and an air tight fit minimizing air leakage and energy loss in modular home cathedral ceilings.

 

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