We bought our Schult Modular Home in 1985 after doing a lot of research on the different manufacturers. Schult has been in business since 1934 and is the oldest manufacturer of manufactured homes. They build quality homes at an affordable price.
A modular home is basically built the same as a stick built home, only in the protected environment of a factory. That means no delays due to weather, or material exposed to the elements while being built. The homes are built to the state and local building codes where the home will sit. We were able to move into our home four months after ordering it. Try that with a stick built home!
My husband worked in the building trades and saw a lot of shoddy work being done by the builders out there. We decided we didn't want the headaches of building, and we have never regretted our decision.
We had a wide range of floor plans to choose from. Our home is 1, 680 sq. ft and has three bedrooms, two full baths, kitchen, dining room, living room, family room and utility room. We were able to pick the wallpaper we wanted for each room, carpeting and tile. I know they now offer ½" finished and painted drywall. Our windows at the time were not as good as you can get now; they offer Low E Thermopane Windows in their homes today. We have since replaced ours with more energy efficient ones. Over all we have been very satisfied with our Schult Home and have never had any serious problems in the 22 years we have lived in ours.
The house is on a foundation, as most communities require that. They can also be put on a basement. We have had many people surprised when we tell them our home is manufactured. It looks like any other ranch style home.
The only question we constantly get asked is, "aren't you afraid of being in a manufactured home during a tornado?" I always tell them, "if your sitting in the middle of your stick built home during a tornado, then you are seriously kidding yourself." Contrary to news reports, tornadoes are not partial to mobile homes!