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5 Reasons to Go Modular

Here are 5 big advantages of modular additions over site-built additions:

1. Twice as Fast
Modular home additions take much less time to build, often half the time of a site-built addition. You are typically back in your home within 4 weeks.

2. No Mold or Dry Rot
Modular additions are immune to environmental degradation problems because they are built in a climate-controlled environment.

3. Longer-Lasting
Since modules must be shipped from a factory to the site, they are constructed with significantly more framing material than site-built additions.

4. 10-15% Cost Savings
Factory building is more efficient — and therefore less costly — than on-site building. Plus there are no costs from weather-related material degradation.

5. Quality Control
Our high-quality control standards ensure that our modular additions often undergo over 80 inspections during construction.

 

Modular vs. Site-Built Construction

 

Explore the benefits of modular versus traditional on-site construction

Modular vs. Site-Built Construction Comparison*

Custom Modular Traditional Site-Built
Construction Time 10-12 Weeks 16-20 Weeks
Construction Cost $210-300/sf $250-350/sf
Customizable Yes Yes
Sustainable Construction Standard Optional
Building Material Waste 1-2% 10-15%
Weatherization/Air Sealing Standard Optional
Weather Delays No Yes
Site Limitations Must be crane accessable Not typically
Code Compliance Third-Party Inspectors County Inspectors
Subcontractor Delays No Yes
Quality Control Standards Yes Varies
Structure Exposure to Weather No Yes
Cost Controls Yes Limited
Framing Comparison 20% greater
*For a typical 1,000 SF second-story addition with two baths, new stairway, new mechanical system.

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Regions We Serve

Virginia (VA): Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, Great Falls, Herndon, McLean, Oakton, Reston, Vienna

Maryland (MD): Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Glen Echo, Kensington, Potomac, Rockville