What are systems-built or modular homes?
More people are familiar with the term “modular” than “systems-built” when describing a home that is built off-site and trucked to its permanent foundation. The short answer is that systems-built, modular, and pre-fab all mean basically the same thing.
Modular homes are built in a manufacturing facility and consist of anywhere from two to seven modules for typical homes up to 3,000 square feet. Modular homes come in all styles and sizes.
The modules or sections of a modular home are transported to a job site 70-90% complete. Once the home reaches the job site, the modules are lifted onto the home’s foundation using a crane. A finish crew will then complete the home by tying in the roof sections, siding and interior finish. After the home is set, your builder may complete additional features such as garages, porches and decks.
Is a modular home the same as a manufactured home?
Absolutely not. A manufactured home, often referred to as “trailers” or “double-wides” is built on a steel frame with wheels. Manufactured homes are constructed to a different building standard under federal code administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Manufactured homes are built on a steel frame with wheels and typically placed on blocks and the wheels are removed, but the steel frame remains.
Why should I choose an All American modular home over a conventional stick-built home?
All American Homes’ modular construction offers an affordable solution to building your new home quickly and efficiently with the custom options you are looking for. Precision built in our state-of-the-art construction facility, your new home is delivered to your site and completed in less time. Our homes meet or exceed all local building codes.
Build smart with advanced construction technologies. Ordinary site-built homes are exposed to months of rain, snow, tracked-in mud and animals; moisture can lead to toxic mold; rain can swell and warp; vandals can steal materials or cause damage leading to added time and expense.
Higher Quality Standards
In addition to building attractive homes with great floorplans, it is the quality of an All American home that sets it apart from conventional construction. Your home is built indoors in a controlled environment by highly trained craftsmen with stringent quality control standards in place. Every home is engineered to meet or exceed all state and local building codes.
Move In Faster
All American homes’ are built more efficiently, so your new home can be finished months sooner than ordinary site-built structures. Since the foundation and the home are built simultaneously, construction moves very quickly once the home is delivered to the job site.
All American Homes is leading the charge in Green and energy efficient construction. We offer an array of products from the complete green solution of our Solar Village® homes to our many energy efficient and sustainable features that can be added to almost any home we offer.
How can I purchase an All American Home?
We have a large network of independent All American Homes builders that you would work with. These builders are trained professionals that will walk you through each step of the construction process. To locate a builder, use our Find a Builder tool.
What is the cost of a specific home?
Because of the many variables in building a home it is not possible to provide specific pricing here on our website. Factors such as building codes, transportation laws and site preparation vary from state to state and site to site. In addition, each home owner has their own unique list of features and options that they want in their new home. For these reasons pricing is only available from an independent builder.
Will I have a wide range of home styles to choose from?
Yes! All American Homes offers floorplans in a variety of sizes, layouts, and styles. We can modify one of our existing plans to perfectly fit your family. All American can also custom build from your plan. See our Floorplans.
What about additional features such as garages and decks?
Many All American Homes include porches and garages as part of the modules delivered from our construction facilities. If this is not the case with the home you’ve selected, your independent All American Homes builder will handle construction of the porch, garage, deck or other features required to complete your new home.
What types of foundations can I build an All American Home on?
There are many different styles of foundations that are suitable for modular construction – basements, crawlspaces, and in some cases pilings. Check with your local independent All American Homes builder for details in your market. To locate a builder, use our Find a Builder tool.
Can we buy a home directly from a manufacturing facility?
No. We only sell homes to independent builders on contract with All American Homes. Builders are required to sell a minimum volume of homes, should be registered with the state they intend to build in or be a certified general contractor, and territories will be reviewed based on locations of other approved builders. If you are interested in getting more information on how to become an All American Homes builder please fill out the Become a Builder form and a member of our sales team will contact you.
How do I find my local independent All American Homes builder?
You can locate a builder using our Find a Builder tool. Before visiting a builder, we recommend you call to confirm their hours and location.
There is not a builder in the area I’m planning on building in. Do I have any other options?
All American Homes can build in most U.S. states and some regions in Canada. However, there are some areas that we cannot build in due to the distance from a manufacturing facility. If there are no builders in your area, you can contact your nearest All American Homes construction facility if you want to discuss your specific building location.
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