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The Building Process

Building ProcessModular Homes are very similar to on-site (stick) built homes in both appearance and performance. The one big advantage of building a custom modular home is that you will see a shortened timeline which in turn delivers a cost savings.

Modular homes are constructed in a climate controlled workspace which removes the possibility of weather delays. This environment increases efficiency which allows the home to be built faster and cost less. Another advantage of modular homes is that you have separate workspace from the building site which allows for concurrent building.

Below you will see a general timeline for the building process of your custom modular home. Each individual modular home will be different.

Financing:

Educate yourself prior to contacting banks for your mortgage. Look up your credit report and make sure there are no errors. Then begin to look up the current mortgage rates, you can use these to estimate how much you can spend on your new modular home. Start to contact banks to see which one will offer you the best rate and then have your preliminary mortgage meeting with them.

Decide What You Want:

You need to determine what type of house you want; ranch, colonial, capes, or chalets. Decided how many floors, bedrooms, bathrooms, and square feet you would like to see in your new custom modular home.

Architectural Plans:

Decide on the plans you would like to use, whether you use our plans or bring your own in. A modular home can be built from existing plans or generated from your ideas of your  "dream home". We can use your plans to build your custom modular home.

Construction:

Modular ChaletOnce the architectural plans are approved and your financing is secured the project now splits into two parts. Westchester Modular Homes will begin construction of your modular home in their manufacturing plant. The builder will then begin to obtain all the necessary building and utility permits necessary. Once the permits are obtained the site preparation can begin, excavation, grading, and foundation formation. The builder will also arrange for the subcontractors for the finishing portion of the home, as well as getting a set crew and crane scheduled. Compared to a site-built home this is where the time is saved because progress is being made simultaneously.

Finishing:

While your foundation is being created the modular home is being fabricated at an off-site location. It is then shipped to you in sections were it is assembled by the local builders and constructed on top of your foundation. The set crew, crane operator, and builder will set your modular home onto the foundation. When the home is delivered to the site from Westchester Modular Homes it is about 85 percent complete. The electrical, plumbing, HVAC connections, landscaping, some trim and painting, etc. are the final touches to completing your home.

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Building Process

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