Stick-Built: What Is It? How Do Modular Homes Compare?

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Modular homes are assembled at one location, transported mostly (or entirely) complete and set on site. Stick-built homes, however, are what we consider “traditionally” built homes that are constructed entirely on site. When choosing between a modular home and a stick-built home, are you going to get better quality from one instead of the other? You might be surprised!

Comparing Stick-Built to Modular

One of the things people often point to about stick-built homes, as opposed to modular, is the idea that stick-built homes are better constructed and last longer. But did you know that they hold up to the same building codes? There’s no short-cut taken in building a modular home; the majority of it is simply completed off-site. All of the same precautions are taken and the materials are of the same high quality.

Stick-built and modular homes both have a wide variety of options when it comes to customization. You can choose your floor plan, change the style of windows or doors and have changes made to suit your specific needs. There’s no need to give up a dream home just because you’re electing for a modular home over a stick-built or vice versa.

Why Choose One Over the Other?

Stick-built has been the traditional method of building for centuries, but with the introduction of quality modular homes, people have begun looking at the savings that modular homes offer. Cost can be lower than a stick-built home, and the normal time frame for assembling a modular home is anywhere from 3-5 months. A stick-built home usually takes 6-12 months, depending on weather conditions and scheduling work projects.

Traditionally, stick-built homes retain their value better, but with the improvements in construction of modular homes, more and more are improving their resale value. Externally, there’s no difference between stick-built and modular homes. You can have your dream home, and the cost can be considerably cheaper than a stick-built home, due to labor costs and the time difference in construction. Fiesta Homes can give you all the information you need to make the right choice for your family!