There are many misconceptions about modular homes. We’d like to share facts and eliminate that modular home myth that you are thinking about.
Modular Home Myths
Myth = Modular homes are the same as manufactured or mobile homes.
False. This is probably the most common area of confusion, so we created a comparison of modular and manufactured (mobile) homes. Modular and manufactured homes are built to different building codes, have different foundation requirements, and have a wide variety of style differences.
Myth = We can’t have a basement if we buy a modular home.
False. Modular homes are built specifically to be placed on a basement or crawl space foundation, also known as perimeter permanent foundation. This foundation must meet or exceed all local and state building codes.
Myth = Modular homes all look the same. My home won’t have anything unique.
False. Any size home is available. Typically, our homes are built in 14’ wide sections but we can also build them anywhere from 12’ to 16’ wide sections. This means that we can build up to a 30’ wide double-section home. We can also build homes with multiple sections – 3, 4, 5, 6, etc. In terms of square footage, our homes range from 400 sq. ft to 10,000 sq. ft. Bring us or send us your plans today. You name your style: Rambler, Ranch, 2-Story, Cape Cod, Lofts, Chalet, Cabins, Split Level, Split Foyer, Farm Style. You name it, we’ll build it!
Myth = Modular homes aren’t built with quality in mind. They won’t last long.
False. We work with reputable home builders that focus on quality, our long-time partner, Schult Homes of Redwood Falls – Minnesota, and more recent partners, Stratford Homes and Highland Manufacturing Homes, a division of Champion Homes. We offer a variety of home styles and options. Not only do we sell modular homes, but we live in modular homes and have for many years. The quality and style meet our standards!View our Model Homes
Have more questions about modular homes?
Our company has the resources to sell and deliver homes throughout the state of Minnesota and into surrounding states, including North Dakota and South Dakota. Don’t hesitate to call Excelsior Homes West at 1.800.547.4990 or fill out our online contact form to speak with a member of the Excelsior Homes West, Inc. sales team.