Posts Tagged ‘residential building’

Green Building

January 11th, 2013


While modular was long considered to be a dirty word in the home construction industry it now marks companies as industry leaders across the board, especially in Green and Energy Star® building practices. In truth, modular construction is inherently above the fold when it comes to energy efficiency due to building practices.

We, here at North Carolina Custom Modulars, are dedicated to providing our customers with the very best in high-performance, energy efficient, homes that are both stunning and cost effective. This is why all four of the manufactures we carry offer Energy Star® labeled homes.

What you get with an Energy Star® labeled home:

  • Average air infiltration rates as much as 31% higher than EPA standards
  • A home engineered to meet specific climate zone requirements
  • Energy efficiency savings up to 30% higher than conventionally built new homes
  • Better quality, better comfort, and better durability in your new home
  • A reduction in utility and maintenance costs
  • Value-adding energy efficiency features
  • A reduction in indoor pollutants, dust, pollen, and other allergens
  • Consistent indoor temperatures free from annoying drafts and hot spots
  • Better humidity control
  • Reduction in maintenance cost
  • A quieter living environment
  • A home that is backed by a nationally recognized brand
  • A higher resale value

In short, an Energy Star® labeled modular home is a choice that you can easily feel good about. Contact one of our qualified consultants today to learn more about our Energy Star® labeled modular homes.

The North Carolina Custom Modulars’ family has over 20 years of combined experience in the housing industry. Our mission is to be committed to our customers by helping you successfully plan, design, and construct your new modular home making for a stellar home buying experience because your dream is our dream.

You get peace of mind when you go modular.

December 7th, 2012

The decision to build a new home is often accompanied by a feeling of excitement. You start to imagine how your daily routine will unfold in your new abode and all of the entertaining possibilities for get-togethers with your family and friends.

Unfortunately, the typical setbacks that accompany traditional site-built homes, like delays caused by weather, unreliable labor and material shortages to name a few, can turn that feeling of excitement into frustration. What traditional construction companies don’t want you to know is that modular home construction companies, like North Carolina Custom Modulars, are industry leaders when it comes to efficiency, Green construction and healthy living environments.

Efficiency
The modular home industry has new home construction down to a science. Due to the nature of the industry, your new home can be completed in nearly half the time it takes to build a site-built home because the home construction and on-site foundation work can be done simultaneously. But the advantages don’t stop there.

Factory built homes offer much more than speed. Because many homes are being built at the same time, and in the same place, manufactures are able to cut out the middleman by buying large quantities of needed materials direct from the source. What this means for you is big savings in time and money. You won’t be waiting around for a shipment of lumber to come in, and you won’t be paying for more than you need.

Green Construction
Modular home construction is an inherently more environmentally friendly construction process than traditional site-built construction. Because the majority of the home is built in another location, on site disturbance, like piles of building material and litter, is kept to a minimal. There is also a drastic cut in material waste due to the effective recycling practices that take place in most factories.

Because your modular home will have to travel to its final destination, it is built to standards that meet, and often exceed, local and state codes with the added bonus of being better insulated than site-built homes. You can also chose an Energy Star® labeled home from one of our four manufacturers for a truly high-performance energy efficient home.

Healthier
Now that you know your new modular home is more efficient and ecofriendly than the traditional site-built home, you should know that it is healthier too! Again, it goes back to the fact that your modular home is built in a factory.

The factory settings that modular homes are built in are constantly monitored by supervisors and independent inspectors, ensuring that all building codes are met and that a strict standard is maintained. Because all building materials are stored indoors, which is also where all construction takes place, environmental threats like sun damage, mold, mildew and rust are all but eliminated. This means that the air quality in your new modular home far exceeds the air quality in a traditional site-built home. Now that’s news that we can all breath easy about.

The North Carolina Custom Modulars’ family has over 20 years of combined experience in the housing industry. Our mission is to be committed to our customers by helping you successfully plan, design, and construct your new modular home making for a stellar home buying experience because your dream is our dream.

The truth about modular homes.

November 6th, 2012

Modular homes have long gotten a bad, and unwarranted, rap. The most common misconception is that they are mobile homes, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Modular homes are actually an industry leader in cost, strength and beauty among many other qualities. They typically hold their market value as well, if not better than, traditionally built homes, withstand high-wind storms better and once built, are undetectable from conventionally built homes. It’s no wonder that savvy consumers are more often going modular these days.

Value
When you buy modular, you save. It’s as simple as that! Here at North Carolina Custom Modulars we carry four of the leading builders in modular construction: Champion, Holmes Building Systems, The Commodore Corporation and Ritz-Craft Corporation.

Because these are large, well established, companies, they are able to buy building materials direct from the manufactures at reduced prices, passing the savings directly on to you, the customer.

Strength
Modular homes are built to state and local building codes but generally use 20% more lumber, providing a much stronger frame. They also use screws and glue in the joints rather than relying on the straight nails that you find in traditional construction, adding to the strength and durability of your modular home.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency commissioned a study focusing on how different types of houses stood up to Hurricane Andrew. The study found that, “Overall, relatively minimal structural damage was noted in modular housing developments. The module-to-module combination of the units appears to have provided an inherently rigid system that performed much better than conventional residential framing.”

 This kind of durability is extremely important for residents living in the Southeastern United States due to the frequency of high-wind storms.

 Beauty
Today’s modular homes boast a variety of styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. With hundreds of award winning floorplans, and the ability to create your own one-of-a-kind living space, we will turn the home of your dreams into reality.

Our staff of professionals, here at North Carolina Custom Modulars, are dedicated to working closely with our customers so that you receive the individualized attention you deserve. Your home design consultant will help you choose from multiple décor packages, truly customizing your home from the inside out.

The North Carolina Custom Modulars’ family has over 20 years of combined experience in the construction industry. Our mission is to be committed to our customers by helping you successfully plan, design, and construct your new modular home making for a stellar home buying experience because your dream is our dream.