If you have been considering moving into a new home, but are short on time, you may find yourself considering a modular home from time to time. They can be ready for you to move into much more quickly than any other type of home, and they are cheaper. Those two things make modular homes sound fabulous, but as with everything, there must be a downside, right? It’s up to you to decide whether the cons carry enough of a negative impact to steer you away from the idea.
Here are 3 cons of choosing a modular home:
- Limited Customization: It can be more difficult to customize a modular home. You can alter the size of the rooms, change the floor plan, and change the exterior design and colors. But some parts may have limited customization.
- You Must Live Relatively Near the Factory: Delivery is generally limited to a 500-mile radius. (This isn’t an issue in Orlando or the central Florida area.) Modular homes are essentially designed and created in the factory and then delivered in pieces.
- Zoning: You wouldn’t think that zoning would be an issue with a modular home, but many local boarding zones haven’t caught up to this trend yet. There are some outdated zoning rules out there that you may run into, and you may need to jump through some hoops to get your modular home approved.
That’s it? Only three?
Building a Modular Home in Central Florida
If you can get past these three cons, then a modular home may be the right choice for you. Even if you have a little trouble with one of the cons, it may not be enough of an issue to keep you from purchasing a modular home. Once you have it built and move into it, you will fall in love with it completely. They really aren’t any different from other homes, other than being much faster and easier to build, and you can still decorate it to make it your own.
Modular homes built with steel framing are becoming very popular in central Florida because they’re weather resistant, insect resistant, and may even save you money on your homeowner’s insurance. Give us a call at 407-316-8544 if you’re in central Florida and would like to discuss building a home with steel.