Modular-Not a Type of Home

Modular- not a type of home

Many of our customers ask us what the difference is between a modular home and the existing homes that they visited with their realtor. The answer is nothing.

Modular is not a type of home, it is a type of construction. Planes, cruise ships, and furniture are all built using modular construction because it often makes sense to build away from the item’s final destination, and build in separate pieces and then combine them for a final product.

A good way to think about this is that It does not matter if you bake, fry, or grill your chicken, it is still chicken. And the same is true of your new home, whether it is an existing home or it is yet to be built through modular or traditional construction. The only thing you need to make sure of is that your new home is built to residential code, and is not a mobile home. Once you know for sure that you are comparing residential code built homes, you can choose from the benefits of the home or type of construction as you wish.

Here are some basic differences between conventional, site built, construction, and modular, off site, construction.


At Rochester Homes, Inc. we take the best parts of modular construction, and the quality practices and name brand components that all good homes should have, and combine them. This means that we can offer you the most value for your new home. We have been building homes for over 40 years, and you can put your trust in our processes to get you a brand new, energy efficient, quality, long-lasting home.

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