Modular Home Options
Energy Efficient Modular Home Options
Modular homes are inherently green by design. Modular home's thermal envelope is extremely energy efficient, Modular home factories recycle scrap building materials, for example copper and dry wall. The thermal envelope of modular homes make them exceptional tight and energy efficient.
Foundation Options for Modular Homes
The foundation of your modular home is a very important site installed component of your modular home. The foundation of a prefab home needs to be plumb, square and match the dimensions of the modular home. You will choose the type of foundation, insulation materials and a foundation system for your modular home.
Design Options for Modular Homes
The design of your modular home will affect your homes heating, cooling, lighting and even your water heating costs. A small modular home design will cost less to heat and cool, but taking into consideration in the design process the distance for mechanical equipment (hot water heating, heating systems, air conditioning systems and etc) will also influence modular home operation costs. Prefab homes can be designed to maximize the utilization of space. The energy efficient design of a modular home will take the following elements into consideration:
When designing a new modular home, using a HERs Raters and architects will increase the cost to build the home, but will lower the prefab homes overall energy consumption.
Construction Options for Modular Homes
Every modular home company has different construction specifications. In addition to selecting the specifications and the types of materials to build the walls, ceilings and floors. In addition to building materials you will need to select the roof pitch, type of roof; dormers, decorative dormers, clear span options and more.
Exterior Finish Options for Modular Homes
The exterior finishes of a modular home include what will make your home stand out in your new neighborhood. Exterior finishes will enhance your modular homes appearance and resale value. The type of siding; window and door trim; gable returns; shingles; shutters cost little to the cost of building a modular home, but will enhance the total feel of the home.
Interior Finish Options for Modular Homes
The standard options available for your modular home includes: carpet; vinyl flooring; ceramic; interior trim and moldings; lighting packages; electrical, cable and telephone switches and jacks to name a few of your selections. If you desire to have custom finishes, most modular home builders will be able to accomodate your desires. Your modular homes interior finishes are limitless.
Kitchen Options for Modular Homes
You are not limited to a cookie cutter kitchen when building a new modular home. Modular home kitchens have a large selection of cabinets, counter tops; sinks; faucets, lighting and flooring. Modular home factories can also supply your new kitchen with all of the appliances.
Bathroom Options for Modular Homes
The layout and design for your modular home bathroom can be customized to fit your needs. If you require an ADA bathroom, glamour bath or just a place to shower off after work, you can incorporate all of these designs in your modular home bathroom. You will select your flooring, lighting, sinks, faucets, vanities, shower doors, bath fans, ceramic tile to name a few standard modular home options. Often prefab home kitchens and bathrooms will be finished on site by local sub contractors.
Window Options for Modular Homes
Selecting windows for your modular homes is one of the most important decisions you need to make. Windows can be constructed from wood, vinyl, fiberglass. In addition to the window frame materials, you will have to select the type of glass or glazing. The placement and type of windows your select for your new modular home will affect the over all energy efficiency.