FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A MODULAR HOME?
Essentially it is a home that is built off-site in an indoor factory. At our factory Northplex, we ensure our homes are built in a climate regulated plant.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MODULAR HOME AND A MOBILE HOME?
Modular homes are built indoors and transported as a complete unit; unless, the unit is too big to transport. They are very similar to a stick-build home, only they are built indoors in a climate-controlled environment. They can be any shape and size (within transport limits). These homes can also be multi-level and built on several different types of foundations including basements.
Mobile homes are built onto permanently attached chassis. They are normally only single or double wide with a low roof. They are also only single floor buildings without possibility of a basement.
WHY CHOOSE MODULAR?
Reduction of the Environmental impact, significantly reduced construction time and a reduction in personal stress.
With these homes being highly customizable they can be built to be practical, economical and sustainable for any property including Rural, Multi-family, Recreational or even Social Housing. In addition to the versatility, Modular homes come from many environmental advantages, such as being built in a climate-controlled factory to ensure optimal vapor barrier installation and insulations. This will mitigate energy loss while keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Significant decrease in construction delays due to the fact construction is not halted for any reasons such as weather or contractor insufficiencies.
HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
There are so many factors, including energy zone, location, size, possible pricing increases/decreases.
They frequently cost less than stick-built homes.
ARE THERE ANY SAVINGS WITH MODULAR VS. STICK-BUILD?
There are many ways that you can find savings with building modular over traditional stick-builds. Firstly, the homes are built in a factory, which saves time and money due to minimal delays. The factory orders materials and parts in bulk, which also decreases cost. Factory building decreases material waste. In addition, as the homes are built on a factory line, the workers are highly skilled in their area which minimizes construction errors and ensures the home is built with consistently high standard.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR HOMES AND COMPETITORS?
Our competitors upgrades are our upgrades. We offer a 2-stage High-efficiency Furnace, Power Vent Gas HWT, Luxury Vinyl Plank (waterproof), Taped and Painted Drywall including Rounded Corners, 4” Baseboards, Spantex Ceiling (not the dreaded popcorn).
Exceed code with our insulation standards. Our Web Floor Trusses with cellular insulation aids in increased energy efficiency.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MODULAR HOME TO BE BUILT?
Here at MODSOLID, we attempt to ensure our homes are built within 90 days. When there are delays, due to supply-chain shortages and demand. We will do our best to inform of the adjusted timeline. We tend to book up quickly, thus the longer you wait, the longer the wait for your home will be. We are committed to delivering your home as promptly and as stress free as possible.
When Stockhomes are available, providing that we receive financing and the appropriate permits in time, we can have your home to you in under 60 days.
WHY TYPE OF FOUNDATIONS ARE AVIABLE?
- Engineered Screw Piles
- Shallow Frost-Free Foundation
- Crawl Space
WHAT TYPE OF WARRANTY DO YOU PROVIDE?
Our modular homes have an extensive warranty package that adheres to the Alberta New Home Warranty Program including: 1 year Material & Labour, 2 year Mechanical Systems, 5 year Building Envelope & 10 year Structural Defect Warranty
OUR PROCESS IS OUTLINED AS FOLLOWS:
- Meet with a Sales Consultant
- Secure financing (if applicable)
- Choose and design a Floor Plan & sign your Purchase Agreement
- Choose your décor options and sign off of drawings
- Submit Permits
- Home ordered
- Delivery of Home
- Post Delivery Inspection (typically 4-6 weeks after delivery)
- Move in
TYPICAL CUSTOMER RESPONSABILITIES:
- Provide all onsite permits
- Provide surveyor if required
- Provide Alberta 1st call for pile installation
- Provide access to property for delivery of home
- Ensure site is adequate for delivery of home
- Provide rough layout for location of home
- Provide aggregate pad for home including poly ground cover
- Pay for costs associated with crane or roll on if required
- Provide power onsite
- Provide gas onsite
- Provide water onsite
- Provide sewer system onsite
- Connect home to all onsite services
- Supply and install eavestrough
- Provide all required landscaping
- Supply and install all exterior extensions including decks, and steps
- Wash exterior of homes after delivery
- All other items not included in our proposal