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Old 12-24-2007, 07:13 AM  
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All I was saying is that Modular can have some atvantges and with proper steps can become a nice home if your up to the task.
This is my Mobile which has been deregesterd and classed as a custom home. Yes a trained eye can spot it ( lower ceilings).



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Default Mobile modular trailer doulbe....

Modulars are just fine if you get what you pay for. As with any home getting a product you paid for is the issue.
What happened in my experience was that the home was built fine but was damaged in transport, or rained on when not completed, then installed anyway. When the fiberglass insulation gets wet, it no longer has the r-value it once had, and the home gets sealed up without drying out correctly because it needs to be finished.
A home is what you call it when there is a roof over your head, just be aware of any pitfalls and you will be OK.
So go modular if you can, it saves time and money and can be a superior product to other style homes. I have seen some stick built homes which should be used for fire department drills.

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...I have seen some stick built homes which should be used for fire department drills.
I couldn't have said it better myself. Likewise for some renovations. It's all a matter of making sure you get what you pay for.
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I couldn't have said it better myself. Likewise for some renovations. It's all a matter of making sure you get what you pay for.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:39 PM  
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The only thing I know is that sometimes you need to special order things you may wish to replace (faucet, stove top, etc.) Most things for Mobile units are special made, the size is different so be careful for that.

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For those of you in the southern Ontario area, I have noticed what appears to be a Mattamy 'factory' in the Milton area. Mattamy is a large home builder in Ontario, and it seems they built one MASSIVE warehouse looking building that has a complete 2 storey house being pumped out one side every so often (not sure of the frequency). They do not appear to be modular at all.

They put the houses onto flat bed trucks, but I'm not sure where they are bringing them. There is a lot of development in the area, so perhaps they are seeing if it's better to build houses in an assembly line fashion in a controlled enviorment compared to building on site.

anyone else know about it?

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Thanks for all the great info!! I had a chance to go out to the area over the holidays and drove around to check out some of the different houses I had been looking at online. The modular homes ended looking as nice as any of the stick built ones I looked at. I can now consider one of these a bit more. Thanks again for the info.

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Good luck , glad to see we could help.
We''l be hangin around to hear the results, and still be here for more help if you holler.

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As the Inspector said, Good Luck and keep as posted.



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