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Frequently Asked
(and Answered) Questions about Modular Homes

How much do modular homes
cost vs. site-built?

The modular home manufacturer buys building materials in bulk, passing the savings onto you. There is also savings in how quickly your home is finished vs. the typical site-built timeline. 

Is a modular home the same quality

as a site-built home?


Yes, and in many cases better. Modular homes are built in a factory which requires the home to be driven on the highway and arrive in the same condition it left in. Modular homes are built to exceptional quality to withstand transportation and being set onto your foundation. Additionally, our homes offer top-of-the line finishes in brand names you know and trust.

Are modular home plans generic?


We do offer a collection of predesigned plans, as well as custom plans we may have built for another customer, but any/all modular home plans are fully customizable. The easiest way to make your dream home become a reality is to find a pre-designed plan you like and customize it to meet your family’s needs.  You can also provide your own plans, sketches and drawings which we can modularize, price, and also build for you and sometimes with only minor changes.

Do you provide Energy Star Compliance?


Yes, Jersey Shore Modular Homes can provide a fully certified Energy Star Compliant home upon request.  Plus, a recent study conducted by Certified Energy Raters, LLC, a third party company, found that our Energy Star® Homes exceeded the standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Do I need a specific foundation?


As with a site-built home, the type of foundation you want depends on your preference and your location. The most common are full basement, crawlspace, or piers (pilings) - which are common near water and flood zone areas.

Do your modular homes come

with a warranty?


Yes. By NJ State Law we are required to provide you with a 10-year new home warranty.  We work with the 2-10 Warranty company - a NJ state approved warranty company - to do just that.  This warranty is required by the town to get your Certificate of Occupancy and will be provided to you before you move in.

Are modular homes approved

for my area?


Yes. Modular homes are built to the same exact codes as site-built homes so they can be built anywhere in NJ.

Will my home be built to my

local building codes?


Yes, Jersey Shore Modular and Ritz-Craft ensure that every house is built the highest standards and comply with all of your local building codes.  Every home must pass the same requirements as a site-built home.  There is an independent, third-party inspector that examines each house throughout the process to ensure everything meets, or exceeds, all building codes.

Can I get Solar Power with a Modular?

All you have to do is tell us you would like to get solar on your house and we will make sure the factory includes what is needed to make it easier for the solar power company to install the panels


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