Eagle Associates LLC

  1) What is a modular home?  

Modular homes are built indoors in a factory controlled setting. No rain or any other adverse weather conditions are present to slow down or harm the building process. Once the modules are completed, they are transferred to the job site where they are placed on a pre-made foundation. They are then joined together and Eagle Associates completes the building process.


  2) Can I design my own modular home? 


Absolutely! Eagle Associates offers complete design flexibility. Our plans are drawn in house, saving the customer a lot of time and money. We will take any design that you have and customize it to your wants and needs. 

  3) Can I tour the manufacturing facility? 


We encourage our customers to tour the factory to see where and how their home is being built. Some of the companies that we work with offer incentives to prospective customers for taking the factory tour.

  4) Do modular homes come with a warranty?


Our modular homes come with a 10-year structural warranty. Individual product warranties may also apply.

  5) Are modular homes difficult to finance or insure?

No. Most banks, appraisers, and insurance companies treat modular homes the same way they do site built homes - a house that's constructed entirely on your property. Eagle Associates has several lenders in place that deal specifically with modular home financing.


  6)  If I own the land, who is responsible for getting the land prepared for a home? 

Eagle Associates handles all aspects of site work from zoning and permits, to septic, well, excavation, foundation, driveway, etc.


  7)  Is a modular home a better value for my money?


Modular home building is growing at a rate of almost 10% over the last six years. Forecasters see modular housing increasing its market share by 13% annually well into the next millennium.  You will save money year after year, as your energy efficient home keeps your heating and cooling bills low. Repair bills can add up quickly. A modular home is easier and less costly to maintain. Additional factory insulation and precision building techniques make the modular house an efficient energy conservation home.

  8) Are modulars “green”?


Green building is a practice of using sustainable materials and designs in new construction. Yes, modular homes are by their very nature green. Assembly in an enclosed indoor environment contributes to reduce waste of material at the factory and at the job site, lessens the environmental impact on the land and the community where the house is being delivered, and allows for a tighter built structure to maximize energy efficiency - all of which are key components to green building standards.

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  9) What are the differences between modular and manufactured (mobile) homes? 

Manufactured homes are also known as mobile homes. They are built on a non-removable steel chassis (about the size of a flatbed truck) and must pass the federal HUD building code. Mobile homes are normally single or doublewide and have a low roof. They are single floor buildings and do not have basements. 

Modular homes are the same as an old-fashioned home. They are constructed according to the state/local building codes. Modular homes can be any shape or size; they can be multi-leveled and can have basements.


10) Are modular homes stronger than site built homes?

Proponents of modular homes have long maintained that the building system produces structures that are far stronger than site-built housing. For one thing, the modular sections contain up to 30% more building materials than a comparable site-built home to withstand the stresses of highway travel. In addition, drywall is often both glued and screwed to wall studs and triple headers are used over window openings and around stairwells to withstand the stress of transportation and being lifted by a crane.

Recently the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confirmed that modular homes withstood a hurricane far better than site-built housing. In its report “Building Performance: Hurricane Andrew in Florida,” assessment teams from FEMA concluded that modular homes withstood the 131–155 mph winds of the Category 4 storm in August of 1992 far better than site-built housing. 

“Overall, relatively minimal structural damage was noted in modular housing developments. The module-to-module combination of units appears to have provided an inherently rigid system that performed much better than conventional residential framing. This was evident in both the transverse and longitudinal directions of the modular buildings,” according to the report. (Get your free copy by calling 800-480-2520 and requesting publication number FIA-22, item 3-0180.) 
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