Frequently Asked Questions

Can My Modular Home be Customized?

Sweetwater Homes specializes in the customization of modular homes, and can tailor perfectly to your needs. Customization of all standard plans is possible, and customary, with today's home buyer.

Are Modular Homes Green?

Green building is the practice of using sustainable materials and design in new construction. Yes, modular homes are by their very nature, green. Assembly in an enclosed indoor environment contributes to reduced 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. For more information, visit the NAHB:Green Building section.

What Is A Building System?

A building system is a highly engineered method of producing buildings or building components in an efficient cost and effective manner. The use of building systems is common in many different types of residential, multifamily, and commercial construction.

A modular home is the culmination of one type of building system. Modular homes are constructed in segments called "modules" in a climate-controlled factory by skilled craftsmen using precise machinery and methods. When these modules come together on your building site and the final finishing touches are completed by Sweetwater Homes, those modules become a home for you and your family.

Are Modular and Manufactured Homes The Same?

In short, no. Modular homes are constructed to the same state, county, and specific local building codes as site built homes and should not be restricted by building or zoning regulations. Keep in mind that your new modular home is inspected at the factory during each phase of construction and an independent third party inspection agency approves each home before it is delivered to the home site. Manufactured homes, sometimes referred to as mobile homes, are constructed to the Housing and Urban Development Code.

How Long Does It Take To Build A Modular Home?

One of the most popular and significant benefits of modular housing construction is the quick turnaround time between groundbreaking and occupancy. An average, from date of order until completion is 3-4 months, depending on the size and scope of project.

What Do Modular Homes Look Like?

Modular homes look like any other home. The design flexibility of modular construction allows manufacturers to build from the most simple to the most complex designs in residential, multi-family, and commercial construction. You can check our Floor Plans page, as well as our Model Center page to view examples of Modular Homes.