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A Modular-Housing Checklist Wilmington DE

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

Two Girls Remodeling
(302) 427-9673
Post Office Box 7491
Wilmington, DE

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3-D Fabrication
(302) 994-8254
1604 East Ayre Street
Wilmington, DE

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Rick'S Welding And Fabrication
(302) 355-1793
609 Banyan Road
Newark, DE

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Associated Pipe Line Contractors Inc
(302) 429-0354
1105 N Market St
Wilmington, DE
 
Ci-De Corporation Ofc
(302) 998-3944
340 B And O Ln
Wilmington, DE
 
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(302) 984-2630
333 Robinson Business Pa
Wilmington, DE

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(302) 798-0103
6603 Governor Printz Boulevard
Wilmington, DE

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A C G General Contracting
(302) 428-1667
1621 Laurel St
Wilmington, DE
 
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(302) 992-0700
334 B And O Ln
Wilmington, DE
 
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(302) 658-1618
322 6th Ave
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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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