Modular Advantage in Cost

Manufacturers are usually able to build new house plans more affordably than custom stick builders:

    • Volume purchases of materials, which allows modular manufacturers to secure significant discounts
    • Lower labor costs: Experienced factory workers are well paid, with good benefits, but they do not command the wages paid to professional carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and painters
    • Assembly-line efficiencies: Organizing the construction process with inventory controls, power tools and equipment, and quality-control systems enables the factory crews to produce a home with greater efficiency than a handful of construction workers building in the field
    • Less material loss: Inclement weather does not damage the materials
    • Less pilferage and vandalism: Factories are easier to secure than building sites
    • Less waste: By working with standardized dimensions, modular manufacturers are better able to make optimal use of materials and avoid waste