A question that we receive a lot at Michiana Modular is concerning the difference between modular homes and mobile homes, and besides the close sounding names, there isn’t much that these two housing options have in common. Both of these designs cater to radically different customers, and the choice in one or the other can be a large one, so having your information straight can save you a lot of time, hassle and especially money when it comes to the serious consideration of these two options.
One of the mains points of our housing options that we continually point out to customers is the quality standards in which the material and manufacturing of a modular home must entail by code. This level of standard isn’t put into place on mobile home, or even site built homes for that matter. That isn’t to say that shoddy companies will try to sell you cardboard and call it aluminum, yet when choosing a home from Michiana Modular you know inherently that the level of quality in each of builds will be up to the highest standards possible.
Option Vs. Replacement
Choosing a modular home is making a choice to have options and quality, while keeping your prices lower than your standard site built home, with a mobile home, it’s often chosen either for its bare price, or the option to simply pick up your home and relocate if you so choose. Each of those options has benefit, yet if you’re looking for a built home that you can grow your family in, and pass it along to the next generations, then the naturally limited space and options that come with a mobile home choice may immediately remove it from contention.
Michiana Modular builds homes that stand still, and not just in the metaphoric or literal sense. We bring you homes of high quality in the Mishawaka and South Bend area, which means that in the event of high intensity weather, you still have a home that stands up to weather like you imagine a home to do. With mobile homes, the lightweight and material design of the home gives it less the strength and durability in these events than you would expect. It is always our ambition to bring you a home that you can count on for decades, no matter the environment.
The biggest difference between a modular and a mobile home is the price, and while a mobile home may be a lot cheaper in the initial payout, there are often fees attached even to owning this type of “freedom” based home. At Michiana Modular we bring you a home without surprises, one that you can reliably build your budget around for the life of your home, and still comes in much cheaper than a site built option.