Subcontractor Guides to Prefab Home Additions

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As you might know, additions to the best modular homes create a separate living unit adjacent to a single wide prefab. On the other hand, double wide manufactured homes tend to have an attached garage instead of a detached garage, with special entry through the other portion of the home.

In fact, in single wide prefabs, builders consider a kitchen remodel a home addition. Whereas in a double wide modular addition, installers lay fire stop walls and floors in between the living units.

The best way to create a fire stop wall is to tell the prefab home manufacturer to build a fire-rated wall on one side of the double wide prefab home before addition works presume. Since double wides connect two individual units, they must meet the zonal regulations in a regional property.

Note that detached additions in prefab housing can also be disavowed by some states. Contrastingly, even mudrooms can be attached to the front porch of best modular homes featuring patio doors up-front.

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The topography of land may limit or aid the modular home additions depending on the landscape in your region. For instance, if one side of the home is sloping or has extended rocks, it might be tough to add a separate living unit on the other side.

When installing an addition, contractors intersect its roof with the existing unit. This enables the original modular home to withstand the overall structural load. Contractors may even subcontract the addition works, and that is common in prefab home roof additions. It is said that roof installers are best suited to beef up an existent roof with roof trusses.

In the case subcontractors add an adjacent unit to an existing prefab home, removing the sidewalls first is essential. Subsequently, they must remove existing windows or doors on the sidewalls to place the adjacent unit.

It’s possible some gaps will exist between the two living units in a double wide prefab home. However, one can avoid this if the contractor ties the two units together and hides the gaps in between sidewalls. It’s noteworthy that these gaps may exist in the case of double wide additions, but not two-story additions, which are a different concept.