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Frequently Asked Questions About Modular Homes

As we launch our new website, we wanted to share one of the favorite blog posts from our old website. If you have a question about building modular, give Big Prairie Homes a call and we'd be happy to answer it for you.

Customers who aren't familiar with modular building techniques often have quite a few questions. Some frequently asked questions and answers are below.

Can modular homes look like site-built homes?

Yes, absolutely! You can design an exterior elevation that would fit into any neighborhood. You choose your windows, casement, double-hung or specialty. Then select your siding from stone, brick, lap siding, rustic wood or some combination. You choose the roof pitch and appropriate overhang. The exterior of your modular home can feature many intricate details or be elegantly simple. It's up to you.

Is a modular home the same thing as a trailer?

No. Modular homes are built to exacting quality standards that meet or exceed site-built homebuilding codes. Modular homes are infinitely customizable while providing the added benefit of being energy efficient and a great option for locations where it's difficult for traditional construction companies to build. Modular homes are not the same as mobile homes, doublewides or trailer houses, which are built to HUD standards.

How much can I expect to save with a modular home?

Modular homes offer the same benefits and features as site-built homes with the same high-end finishes and options. Depending on the options you choose, the cost of a home can vary significantly. Please speak with a sales representative at Big Prairie Homes about what you're looking for in a new home.

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