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A Modular-Housing Checklist Yankton SD

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

Action Electric
(605) 334-8141
3911 South West Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD

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A B C Seamless
(605) 352-4433
1340 Dakota Avenue North
Huron, SD

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Ron Kooiker Construction,Llc.
(605) 368-2238
515 Charish St
Tea, SD

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A-1 Jet- Llc. Waterjet Cutting
(605) 335-1538
609 S Lyons Ave Ste 300
Sioux Falls, SD

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A.C.E., LLC
(605) 431-5883
Rapid City, SD
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Site-Built Homes

G & N Construction, Inc.
(605) 224-8390
1202 E. Sioux Ave.
Pierre, SD

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Abbey Carpet
(605) 334-3803
3138 South Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD

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Aamerican Window Systems
(605) 229-0027
423 North Main Street
Aberdeen, SD

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Valley View Construction
(605) 891-3871
27429 Valley View Dr
Hot Springs, SD

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Habitat for Humanity - Black Hills Area
(605) 348-9196
Rapid City, SD
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Affordable, Site-Built Homes

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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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