Text by Lori Broadfoot

If you are looking for luxury and affordability, a modular home may be the answer to your dreams of owning a brand new home. Whether it will be your first home purchase, or you want to downsize in retirement, with today’s pre-built home options you don’t have to compromise on quality.

You can start shopping for your home by looking through floor plans for a style that appeals to you and then make modifications, choosing colours, window styles and fixtures according to your specific desires. Floor plans can also be altered, with room sizes, closets and other features adjusted to your own design needs. You can also make choices according to your budget.

Single-wide modular homes are more often located in rural settings or in an established mobile-home park. A double-wide model can even be placed on a separately constructed basement foundation, and located anywhere a traditional home would be built. You will first have to inquire whether that type of construction is allowed in your community.

These homes feature unique qualities such as pre-engineered I-beams and frames and Sturdi-Wall construction, a feature that involves applying plywood additions to the walls to prevent any buckling or bending when the home is moved and lifted into position.

Thermopane windows, insulated doors, R-34 insulation in the ceilings, R-20 in the walls and maintenance-free vinyl siding are just a few of the standard features drawing people to choose modular homes. All of the homes are also quality inspected and built according to CSA code.

While your home is being constructed, there is no need to deal with contractors and various trades, and you can have your custom-built home delivered in as little as six weeks. Prices are firm; there will be no cost-overruns or unexpected expenses.

You can rest easy knowing all of the details will be covered – from colour choices, to appliances and fixtures, right down to the smoke alarms and Scotchguard treatment on the carpets.

SRI homes are covered by a full warranty and your home will be delivered ready to move in on the exact date you are quoted. Shopping for a new house has never been easier.

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