Modular buildings, not to be confused with mobile homes, are prefabricated buildings made up of several sections or modules. They are transported to the site via a flatbed truck and can be moved whenever needed or made permanent. The modules can be put together side by side, end to end or stacked, making a variety of configurations possible. Modular buildings must adhere to all local building codes for their intended use. Those codes will vary depending on that use, so make sure to check with your local agency. A modular building intended to be used as a daycare, for example, will have to meet much different codes than one meant for a storage facility.
Modular buildings have several advantages. They are cost effective because they take much less time to build than traditionally constructed buildings. This speed is in part because they are constructed indoors, so weather is not an obstacle. The building process is also environmentally friendly and low waste, meaning even more savings. Modular buildings can also be added on to at anytime, quickly and easily.
Modular buildings are actually stronger than traditionally built homes. Studies have shown that modular homes hold up better in severe weather conditions such as hurricanes, and are a good choice for areas prone to earthquakes.
Despite the speed as which they are built, modular buildings use many of the same materials you would find in traditionally constructed building, from wood floors to granite counters and even stone chimneys and fine wooden shingles. A modular home or building can be just as luxurious as traditional buildings.
Modular buildings can be used for almost any purpose including:
- Commercial buildings
- Press boxes
If you are interested in buying a modular building, contact an experienced company such as Advanced Modular Structures, Inc. and ask a lot of questions. It’s important to be sure of what you’re buying and that it will fit your needs. You should also ask if the building has a warranty. A good company will do everything they can to make things right should your modular building need repairs. If a company refuses to guarantee its work, that’s a red flag and you should look elsewhere.
When choosing the modular building you want, don’t just consider your present needs. Consider what your needs may be in the future. Will you want to add on? Move the building? These are important things to consider to insure you get the perfect building!