What are Modular Homes?
Modular homes look identical to most standard homes because they are! They’re not necessarily a different kind of home—they’re just built differently.
Modular homes are built in sections (or modules) within a controlled factory environment. The parts are then delivered to be assembled on a permanent foundation by professional builders.
What’s unique about modular home construction is that they can be customized endlessly to fit your l lifestyle. You can get anything from a small single-person home to a large family home!
There are few limitations when you go with a modular home rather than a traditional stick-built home.
Why Should I Build a Modular Home?
You already know that modular homes are built differently. But how does that benefit you?
Modular homes are often built stronger. They can be more durable and longer-lasting compared to traditional on-site construction homes. This is because of the controlled factory environment they are built in. This means:
- There is no wear and tear from outside elements during building.
- Craftsmen have plenty of space and material to work with.
- Quality inspections are performed constantly on-site.
- Workers can give extra attention to the support and integrity of each module.
Modular homes can also save you plenty of time and money. They are better insulated and more energy efficient. Modular homes also drastically reduce construction time by more than 30 percent, getting you into your new home faster.
You can create any style of modular home you wish. They can be customized to accommodate various styles and sizes.
FEMA Study Finds Modular Homes Superior
Modular homes are built better than site built homes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a study that showed why this matters. Hurricane Andrew, a Category 4 storm, produced winds of 131-155 mph, and at the time was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history (now the 5th costliest). It devastated Florida homes in August 1992. FEMA studied the impact of the hurricane in many ways and one of those ways was to look at which methods of construction fared best against the extreme forces of Hurricane Andrew.
Not surprisingly, FEMA confirmed that modular homes withstood a hurricane far better than site-built housing. This was evident post Hurricane Irma as well. Damage to modular homes constructed in the Florida Keys was minimal proving once again, modular home construction is safer in extreme weather areas.
What happy homeowners are saying
Modular homes are some of the strongest homes in the Florida Keys. For those who have braved the storms and came out on top, they’re amazed how little damage their home suffered.
Hear it from homeowners just like you. Modular homes are the future of Florida Keys home building.
“Keys Modular Homes was the best investment of our lives. Our Palm Harbor modular home was one of the lucky ones to make it through Hurricane Irma all in one piece!”
“I’ve never knew what was so special about modular homes until I came across Keys Modular. They were very helpful and made it easy for me to build my very first home on the Florida coast.”
“I was surprised how affordable and fast it was to build a modular home. And I got to completely customize it to my liking! Thanks to their custom floor plans!”
“From the second I laid my eyes on it, I could definitely see and feel the difference. My Keys Modular home is built strong, storm-safe, and it’s absolutely beautiful. I’m not sure if I could ever go back to traditional homes again.”
We believe in building quality homes that are safe from Florida’s uncertain weather conditions. Our partnership with many modular home manufacturers allows us to provide a wide variety of floorplans. We can even create a custom floor plan to fit your unique lifestyle! This is all thanks to our dedicated manufacturers who have years of experience and expertise preparing modular homes. You are sure to get a quality home for the best value on the market.
2017’s Hurricane Irma had a devastating effect in Florida. This is especially true for the Florida Keys area. No one was quite prepared for the aftermath of the storm. Countless people were without food, water, or shelter for several weeks. Many came back home to see...