FAQs

What is a modular home?

A “Mod” is like a “stick-built” home but it is constructed entirely in a controlled factory environment to strict construction and safety standards then transported to the customer’s site, approximately 85% of the way complete, where it is placed on a permanent foundation and finished.

Is a modular home a mobile home?

No. Mobile homes are built to different construction standards and are only available with limited financing.

What are the advantages of a modular home?

A few of the many advantages of a modular homes include:

  • The cost of a modular home is significantly less than a site-built home due to the tremendous buying power of the manufacturer’s
  • Because they are transported to the job-site, they must be incredibly strong and typically have 20-25% more lumber in them than a site-built home.
  • All aspects of the construction process are carefully controlled in a factory engineered setting and the dimensions are exact.
  • The effects of weather on lumber, sheetrock, floor finishes and paint are eliminated.
  • All employees’ are on the same team and are professionally supervised, creating a skilled craftsman for every trade.
  • Inventory is controlled and job-site theft and vandalism is eliminated, saving everyone time and money.
  • The precision of factory building creates less waste making your home more eco friendly and greener.
  • Time is Money, and quicker construction saves both.
  • Higher efficiency with tighter construction makes your home energy star ready, creating lower energy bills.

What are the standard features of a modular home?

There are numerous standards built into our homes. Here are just a few

  • 2”x 10” floor joists
  • 2”x 6” or 2”x 8” roof rafters (depending on model roof pitch)
  • 2”x 6” exterior wall 16” on center
  • 3/4 osb floor decking
  • Double 2”x 4” marriage line walls 16 “ on center
  • 8’ & 9’ flat ceilings
  • R-30, R-19, R-19 insulation
  • Dual pane vinyl thermal windows
  • 38” x 82” fiberglass front door with storm door
  • Mini blinds throughout
  • White embossed interior doors
  • Brushed nickel or Bronzed light fixtures and hardware
  • 25 oz plush carpet with ½” pad
  • 30 mil linoleum in kitchen and baths
  • GE, Kenmore, or Whirlpool appliances
  • 3 5/8” deluxe crown moldings
  • 3 1/4” deluxe base board molding
  • Stainless steel or deep well white/black kitchen sinks
  • 50 gallon hot water heater
  • Exterior GFI receptacles
  • Double lap vinyl siding
  • 30 year shingles
  • 200 amp main panel
  • Water cutoffs
  • Closet Maid shelves
  • Perimeter heat ducts

* Standard change from time to time depending upon design, engineering requirements and product availability. Check with your housing specialist for up-to-date information.

How much will my payments be?

That depends on how much money you borrow and the rate your lender charges.

What about features? I want my home to look “custom”.

We offer a wide range of features such as, hundreds of flexible floor plans, exterior finishes: (Vinyl siding, Crane Board, Hardi Plank, Log, Brick and Rock), Custom paint colors, Dream Kitchen’s, Floor coverings: (Vinyl, Carpet, Laminate, Tile, and Hardwoods), Counter top options: (Laminate, Corian, Marble, and Granite) ceiling heights of (8”, 9”, cathedral or chalet style), roof pitches (5/12-12/12), porches (Rocking chair sheds, Gable A frame, Saddle Roof), and the list could go on and on. Here at North Carolina Custom Modulars customization of floor plans and options meets your budget while making the home uniquely yours.