Frequently Asked Questions

In its formative years, modular construction was nothing more than two poorly constructed boxes nailed together, and was often confused with mobile homes. Modular construction is now in its fifth decade, and LHC Custom Modular has unleashed the design constraints of the past, and today we can reproduce any architectural design required by today’s homebuyer.

The only difference between modular and site-built homes is the building method. Modular homes are built in sections at a factory and then transported to the home site. Site-built homes are constructed entirely on location.

A modular home is built in a factory, using the same standards as site-built homes, and then shipped to the home site in sections. Manufactured or mobile homes, in contrast, are built on steel frames that are considered movable. Manufactured homes aren’t built to the same strict building codes and standards as modular and site-built homes.

The average modular home takes only 45 to 60 days to complete from start to finish. Modular homes can be built faster than site-built homes since modular homes are constructed in a factory, using assembly-line techniques and warehouse material, while the foundation work is taking place on-site. This parallel construction process means the interior of the home is 90% complete by the time the home is moved on-site, and the remainder of the work is finished within two to three weeks.

Modular homes are built the same as site-built homes, except modular homes are constructed in engineered sections. Using computerized design, quality materials, specialized workstation stages, and a controlled environment, a modular home is built indoors while the actual home site is prepared. The house is then shipped to the site in sections, where it is put together and the interior finish work is completed. All stages of the modular home process are carefully inspected by North Star managers and state and/or local government authorities.

There is no difference in financing or insuring because modular homes are built to the same building codes as site-built homes.

Each of our modular homes is guaranteed to be free from structural defects for 10 years.

Yes; we can duplicate the vast majority of custom plans. Give us a call and let us evaluate the feasibility of your plan.

Yes; a model home can be toured from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Other homes can be seen by appointment.

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