Manufactured vs Modular Homes

When it comes to homes—many believe the terms modular and manufactured can be used interchangeably, and while both are affordable prefabricated routes to homeownership, there are major differentiating features and benefits of choosing modular. When investing in your future, a clear understanding of these terms is very important, that’s where River Valley Builders comes in. Let’s take a closer look at each of these homes and what sets modular home building apart from its competitors.

Contrary to popular belief, modular homes come in all shapes and sizes and can be customized! At River Valley Builders, we create tailor-made floorplans to meet the needs and desires of our customers’ vision. Our goal is to get to know our homeowners, understand their lifestyles, and translate those into a dream home for life. Manufactured homes, however, can come in three general floorplans: single-wide, double-wide, or triple-wide. A single-wide is a home build in one long section; a double-wide is two sections joined to make a larger home; and a triple-wide is a less common model with three sections joined together for a larger, more spacious home.

Similar to a modular home, a manufactured home is built off-site in a weather-controlled factory setting or warehouse. However, while modular homes are made-up of multiple factory-made pieces and assembled at the home site, manufactured homes are a single factory-made unit that’s delivered to the home site on a steel chassis and installed on either a temporary or permanent foundation. For those of you not familiar, a steel chassis is a permanent fixture attached to the home with wheels that are utilized to transport the home from one site to another. In other words, while modular homes utilize a traditional permanent foundation once set, manufactured homes offer mobility.

In many cases, it’s hard to tell the difference between a modular home and a traditional stick-built home. This is why similar to standard on site-built homes, modular homes fluctuate in value with the traditional housing market, whereas manufactured homes tend to depreciate over time. At River Valley Builders, our modular homes are built to last with quality and consistency from the factory to your lot. You can rest assured that our building materials meet the highest standards, and our quality assurance process is the best in the business.

As you plan for your new home, there are countless details and building alternatives to take into consideration. At River Valley Builders, our team will take the time to establish exactly the plan that is best for you! If you want to learn more about Susquehanna Valley’s Premier Modular Homebuilder, schedule a consultation with our team! Our designers are more than happy to assist you and help you #FALLINLOVEWITHMODULAR. Call us today at 570.374.7823.

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