When you shop for a new home, how will you really know if the home you’re considering has ‘the right stuff’?
After all, it’s not hard (and not uncommon) for beautiful bricks and paint to cover up inferior materials or workmanship… like putting lipstick on a pig.
To help you evaluate the different products that are competing for your attention, and to separate the ‘wheat from the chaff’, we’ve put together a few tips to consider as you shop. Follow these and you’ll make the right choice… And get a home with the right stuff.
Houses are built by people. The integrity of the team that builds the home will have a direct bearing on the integrity of the home itself. In fact, we feel this is the most important factor, because the right people will never use or accept ‘wrong’ materials, workmanship, or excuses – from themselves or others.
At Lacewood Group Inc, we’re extremely proud of our team. Most of us have been working together for years, and each team member brings a specific level of expertise and experience to every home we build. It’s our people that are responsible for the many accolades, and achievements for which Lacewood Group Inc. General Contractors has been honored and recognized.
Why not see for yourself? Call or email our team. Interview us; get to know us. You’ll see what we mean, and why Lacewood Group Inc. General Contractors is the right choice to build your new home.
Modular homes are not only affordable, but have first-rate quality and a wide selection of creative designs. There is no more on size fits all. The homebuyer is offered an array of standard floor plans or the ability to customize. Modular homes can be every bit as luxurious and flexible as any stick-built home.
Modular homes are a better quality home because it is built with better processes with a trained and closely supervised work force. Homes are assembled using precision roof, wall, and floor jigs. Use of the highest quality lumber and materials. Each home is built in a
climate-controlled facility with materials protected from the elements. Construction standards that meet or exceed local and state building codes. Unparalleled structural strength by using 30% more material than a traditional site built home. Superior energy efficiency, Rigorous quality control systems including 3rd party inspections done right at the factory. Since modular homes have to be shipped over the road and then lifted with a crane, they are built stronger than a more conventionally built home.
Construction time is often less than half that of a site built home. One big reason is there are fewer delays caused by weather and the repair of weather damaged items typical in a site built home. Carpenters, roofers, plumbers, and electricians can build a home as fast as a few weeks in a controlled factory environment. The foundation and site work can be completed while the factory is building the home.
The University of Florida, Industrial Engineering and Management Systems did a study of the air exchanges of modular vs. site built homes. They found that the average site built home had 11 air exchanges per hour vs. 7 air exchanges for modular.
Because of the material resource use process at the factory, which typically produces very little material waste, and the energy efficiency of the finished product, a modular home is considered very green. The modular factory is energy star approved. Additional green features can be added at the factory, where recycling of materials is an obsession.
While most site built homes are covered by NO Warranty after the homeowner takes possession, a modular home carries a
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