Benefits of Modular Homes – Our Top 5

Posted On: September 22, 2021

Navigate Communities sees the benefits of modular homes as ways to meet the critical need for housing affordability. People have asked why Navigate chose to build modular homes in Birmingham’s North Titusville neighborhood. We believe building modular homes will help us tackle the housing shortage while also achieving economies of scale.

We quote Tom Hardiman of the Modular Building Institute quite often.

Modular isn’t a construction product; it’s a construction process.

Tom Hardiman, Modular Building Institute

The benefits of modular processes are that it fosters rapid deployment. As a result, we can build more quality and livable homes in a shorter amount of time and save money in the end. That’s just one of the five advantages. Please take a look at our top five benefits of modular below.

  1. Modular homes are high-quality, affordable homes. 
    There is virtually no difference in the construction process for a modular home and a site-built home. The main difference is modular homes are built off-site in a factory. The builder then ships them in segments to the site, where local construction crews assemble them the same way a stick-built home would be. These homes use the same materials and pass the same regulations as site-built homes.
  2. Modular homes are energy-efficient and can reduce the energy burden.
    One of the most valuable benefits of modular homes is they are engineered to increase energy efficiency. Alabama Power estimates the homes we are building in North Titusville will save the homeowner $900 per year in energy savings, depending on energy consumption.
  3. Modular homes are also environmentally friendly.
    They are considered “green,” with features like high-quality air-sealing and energy-efficient appliances and lighting. Another benefit to modular construction is that it creates less waste due to its factory setting.
  4. Modular homes can withstand extreme weather.
    Unlike mobile homes, modular homes are permanent homes. The homes must meet federal safety standards for design, construction, strength, durability, fire resistance, heating, plumbing, air-conditioning, roof load, wind resistance, thermal efficiency, and more.
  5. Modular homes are customizable due to innovative home technology.
    The builder can incorporate smart home automation in-factory. These upgrades allow the owner to control their home security, lighting, and door locks from anywhere in the world.

You can learn more about our modular homes at You can also read our FAQ on the process and the benefits of modular here.


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