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A Modular-Housing Checklist Mandan ND

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

Advanced Mechanical Inc
(701) 222-0352
1415 Airport Rd
Bismarck, ND

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Edgewood Development Group
(701) 751-2761
Bismarck, ND
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Bergstrom Electric
(701) 221-0783
3554 E Divide Ave
Bismarck, ND
 
Capital City Construction Inc
(701) 255-4002
1501 E Calgary Ave
Bismarck, ND
 
Northwest Contracting Inc
(701) 255-7727
3420 E Century Ave
Bismarck, ND
 
Abc Seamless
(701) 224-9509
1316 South 20Th Street
Bismarck, ND

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Melby Construction Services, Inc.
(701) 426-9858
Bismarck, ND
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Insulated Concrete Buildings
(701) 400-3142
1008 E Central Ave
Bismarck, ND
 
Morton Buildings Inc
(701) 222-2555
6950 Aurora Loop
Bismarck, ND
 
Cardinal Home Improvements
(701) 255-6330
PO Box 7365
Bismarck, ND
 
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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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