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A Modular-Housing Checklist Cullman AL

In a nutshell, modular housing compares favorably with ordinary "stick-built" structures erected on site in Cullman. In six key categories, here's how the two methods stack up.

Lamb Stone Company
(205) 274-9800
34950 State Highway 75
Oneonta, AL

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John G Gann & Co
(256) 883-8900
11513 South Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL

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Shatter Safe Security Window Films
8889488468
United States and Canada with Distributors WORLD WIDE
Montgomery, AL

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Hicks & Associates
(334) 391-7437
248 Rives Mill Lp.
Deatsville, AL

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Home Depot,
(256) 764-5037
351 Seville St
Florence, AL
 
Old Barn Reclaimed Wood & Antique Flooring
2565277808
100 South Side Square Suite 202
Huntsville, AL

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Trick Construction & Development
5710 Watermelon Rd Suite 300
Northport, AL
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Auburn Home Builders, Inc.
(334) 444-1830
1536 Lakewood Pl.
Auburn, AL

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Hamilton Gables
3115 Alumni Lane
Opelika, AL
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Custom Builder, Neighborhood Developer

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Gce Mfg.- Llc
(251) 943-3270
18050 County Road 12 South
Foley, AL

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A Modular-Housing Checklist

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In a nutshell, modular housing compares favorably with ordinary "stick-built" structures erected on site. In six key categories, here's how the two methods stack up:

Initial Price: Modular house prices are generally less expensive than site-built, coming in 5 to 20 percent less for the same structure. The difference usually depends on local labor and materials costs for site-built.

Design Variety: In wood-framed structures, modular should be able to match anything a designer for site-built homes can come up with. For exotic housing - log cabins, foam-block buildings and the like - modular can't compete with an on-site contractor.

Fit and Finish Reliability: Site-built housing rarely comes close to matching modular's fit and finish, mainly because modular is built in a controlled environment and site-built isn't. Only in areas where weather changes are infrequent is site-built competitive.

Construction Time: Modular houses are frequently finished in one-quarter of the time it takes to do an identical site-built home. For modular, think weeks; site-built, months.

Product Reputation: Even though modular products are built to code requirements the same as, or better than, site-built, public perceptions lean distinctly toward the latter. This can adversely affect modular resale values, particularly where modular homes are uncommon. Resale Value: In areas where modular housing is commonplace, resale values are competitive with site-built. In general, the more distinctive the modular home's design is, the better its resale value.

For More Information: The best sources of more information are via the Internet at: www.modularhousing.com (run by the Modular Building Systems Association) www.buildingsystems.com (run by Building Systems magazine) www.buildingsystems.org (run by the Building Systems Councils of the National Association of Home Builders). If you don't have online access, most public libraries provide it at no charge.

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