One advantage of buying a modular home is that the home is built much faster than a stick-built home. However, the efficiency used to build a modular home doesn’t take away from the home’s quality. To learn more about how modular homes are built, see below.
- The Foundation
You can’t build a home without a strong foundation. Therefore, the first area of a modular home to be built is always the floor. To begin, a section of the floor is outlined in a metal floor jig. Then, the floor perimeter is nailed in place. Next, a second layer is glued and nailed over the first layer for added strength and protection. Finally, the floor is thoroughly checked for abnormalities and inconsistencies.
- The Structure
The next step of the building process is to assemble each individual wall by framing it, fastening it to the floor, and applying the drywall material. Many of the same metal materials used in the floor are used to make the walls so that they are also sturdy and reliable. Before the drywall is applied, the builders install structural insulated panels that provide a high level of insulation so as to reduce the amount of wasted energy by up to 50 percent. The last step is to join each wall together with a gang nail to ensure that the walls don’t warp or fall during the remainder of the assembly process.
- The Ceiling/Roof
To assemble the roof, a metal strapping tool is used to place and fasten each individual ceiling rafter to each wall section.
- The Wiring
Next, wiring diagrams are used to drill holes and secure electrical wires per the building codes for each state. As the home becomes more complete, another group of electricians will install the lights and switches to complete the wiring process. Lastly, a polarity test is conducted to ensure the wiring was done properly.
If you believe a modular home is right for you, then call Village Homes at (512) 385-9700. We can explain how the construction process works and how your modular home will be shipped to you.