Uncover the many misconceptions about modular homes in Quebec and get the facts from an experienced modular home builder.
The only thing a modular and manufactured home have in common is that they are both built in a factory. Manufactured homes, also referred to as mobile homes, are built under Canadian Standards Z-240 using a steel frame which is then placed on top of concrete supports. Because a manufactured home is not placed permanently into a foundation, it can be move from site to site.
Modular homes are built under Canadian Standards A-277 and placed into a permanent foundation just like a traditional home. Modular home building standards are much more stringent and often exceed those of traditional stick-built homes.
Modular homes are held to the same standard as a traditional home and must comply with provincial and local building codes. Modular homes are built indoors in a controlled environment using quality materials and a superior construction process that’s subject to many strict inspections.
Modular homes are built to withstand 175 mile an hour winds and are often built stronger than traditional homes. Modular homes can endure the rigors of being transported to the home site.
If you think all modular homes in Quebec all look the same then you must have them confused with a manufactured or a mobile home. Modular homes are fully customization and unless you saw it being delivered you might not recognize it from a traditional home.
Lofty Pods offers a variety of modular home designs that can be customized by the addition of one or more of our add-on pod rooms.
When it comes to financing, modular homes are treated the same as traditional built buildings. This myth is another example of people confusing modular homes with mobile homes. Mobile homes are more difficult to finance than modular homes due to their quick depreciation.