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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bradford County
Re: Modular homes
In my opinion there is nothing at all wrong with a quality built modular home. If the price is the same for the remodel or new home, I would choose the new home, as everything is new.
When looking at mod"s, pay close attention to quality. What type faucets, kohen/delta..........three hinges on doors, not the cheaper 2 hinge like some double wides.
We put in a higher end ritz craft 2story mod 16 years ago, and have been very satisfied. We have done a few more upgrades over the years, as well as a addition. We did not like there siding choices, so we ordered it with no siding and had our contractor do siding of our choice. Also used our own contractor for the HVAC as well as the attached garage.
It took us a while to order as we changed and customized a bunch of stuff, but they were more than to accommodate our wishes.
We were torn between stick building or this home, and looking back 16 years ago, I am not disappointed with our home.
The only issue we ever had was 2 years after building it we had a severe summer storm come through and blew a few shingles loose. I called the place we purchased the home from to confirm the shingle maker and style so I could get it fixed. They told me that should have never happened, and they came out and fixed it free of charge.
I did look at a lot of modular a back then, and I saw a lot of ....what I called junk. Before purchasing this home I actually took two contractor friends of mine through the lot model and ask them to pick it apart. They both came out of it saying it was very well built. So to summarize, I would highly recommend you get the best quality mod you can. You can add some customized stuff later down the road if you wish, but insist on the quality, you won't regret that .
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