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The Growing Popularity of Modular Homes & Additions

Looking into a new modular home or addition? When considering modular construction, it is important to educate yourself before deciding what’s right for you. As a specialist in modular construction for Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and the surrounding areas, we have helped many people like you who are in the process of designing their new modular home. But why are they so popular? We’ve come up with a few reasons for their popularity and a few things you should think about while you are at this beginning stage of the planning and building process.modular construction


Modular homes are built according to the same building laws, codes and regulations as traditional stick-built homes. So, you never have to worry that the materials and the actual construction itself are of lesser quality, or are less safe, than stick-built homes. At the same time, modular homes are often less expensive to purchase than traditionally built homes. They are a great way for first-time home buyers to get a quality home for a great price. Homeowner can start to build equity without having to worry about not being able to afford the mortgage payments. Financing this type of home is similar to financing a traditional home too. Talk to your bank or lender to find out more information about loans for these types of homes.

Energy Efficiency

Modular construction is more cost effective than traditional stick-built homes and additions especially when it comes to energy efficiency. In general, the doors and windows have fewer gaps, which makes them more energy efficient and can cut down on the amount of money you have to spend on heating and cooling.

Modular construction is also environmentally friendly. Far less waste is created than with traditional builds. In traditional on-site construction, it is estimated that up 30% of materials end up in the dumpster by project completion. Compared to standard construction, modular home additions are constructed off-site making them not only a quicker, more efficient process, but a less painful one as well.

They are also totally customizable! Whatever your vision, we will work with you to create the right modular home or construction to match your unique style and needs. Overall, modular construction is better on the environment, better on your wallet and provides safety and style that can’t be beat.

If you would like to learn more about modular construction in Fairfax, Arlington and the surrounding areas, call Carbide Construction at 703-550-8711 or you can Contact Us.

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