Modular Home Additions
Modular construction is currently experiencing a renaissance due to its many benefits. Although the technique has been in existence since the early 1900s, advancements in technology have made it more cost-efficient, reduced construction time, and added to the quality and customization possibilities for your home. The ability to construct modular home additions has been a game changer.
One of the most significant advantages of modular construction is that it allows homeowners to create additional living space or extra rooms quickly and easily. The most popular type of modular addition involves attaching it to the side of an existing home. This process creates a separate living unit, such as an in-law apartment, or expands the home’s living area with new rooms like a kitchen, dining room, or great room.
Modular home additions offer several advantages over traditional building methods. For example, the modules are constructed in a controlled environment, which minimizes the impact of weather conditions on the building process and ensures greater consistency in quality. Additionally, because the modules are pre-fabricated off-site, they can be assembled on-site quickly, which reduces construction time and limits disruption to the homeowner’s daily routine.
Another significant benefit of modular additions is that they are more environmentally friendly than traditional construction methods. Because the modules are constructed in a factory, there is less waste generated on-site, and the materials used in the construction process are often more sustainable.
In summary, modular construction has come a long way since its inception over a century ago. Thanks to technological advancements, it is now a cost-effective, customizable, and efficient way to add living space and extra rooms to your home. If you’re considering a home renovation project, modular construction may be an option worth exploring.
QUALITY: The addition is built in a climate-controlled factory and delivered to the home-site nearly completed with only hook-ups remaining.
COST: About 20-30% of the cost of materials end up in the dumpster at traditional sites because of waste. That’s not the case with modular additions. In fact, overall savings can be up to 50% compared original on-site construction.
TIME: Most additions take four months or longer. With modular additions, once design and permitting are done, it takes as little as four to six weeks to complete the addition. Which means much less disruption while various workers are in and out, fabricating and installing original construction.
CUSTOMIZATION: Modular does not mean cookie-cutter. While most manufacturers have a portfolio of home plans to choose from, computer-assisted design (CAD) allows limitless design and customization possibilities.
It’s important when considering a modular addition to work with a General Contractor who has experience in this specialized field. Chesapeake Energy Homes has installed many modular additions in our area and can guide you through every step of the process.