FAQ

 

What is a Modular Home? A modular home is an offsite stick built home, built in a controlled environment then transported to your site for final assembly. Each home is built to the local code for where the home is being delivered.

 

Why would I build “modular”? You wouldn’t order parts then invite a bunch of mechanics over to build your car in your driveway? So why build a house that way?

 

Can you build from my plans? We are a custom builder and can either start with our plans, or work from yours. We also have a group of preferred architects that can help you design a truly custom home.

 

How long does it take to build with Huntington Homes? Actual construction time in the factory is 12days. However we normally run an 8 – 10 week backlog of work. Once the modules are onsite, the home takes 4 – 6 weeks to complete

 

Can customers work direct with Huntington Homes? Yes. While other modular manufacturers work only through their approved Builder / Dealers, Huntington Homes works more as a “partner” in the process. We have preferred builders throughout New England for the onsite work, but you’d work direct with us for the design and specification of your home.

 

What about Quality? Just like there are good builders and bad builders, there is good modular and bad modular. We pride ourselves on not cutting corners. You can always build a cheaper house, but we feel we offer the best house for the money. Please review our Standard Specifications.

 

Are you “Green”? Let’s be real here, it’s a house. There’s plenty of “greenwashing” going on out there. Most are building the same old junk but putting the green sticker on it. Asking “are you green” is not the right question. Instead, the real question is “do you build energy efficient”. After all, when we’re talking a house, energy efficiency is far more important over the life of the structure then the recycled glass door pulls on your kitchen cabinets.

 

Do you build Energy Efficient Homes? Building in a factory gives us unparalleled control over the built quality of the home. Part of this control is insulation and air sealing of the building envelope. Our standard wall system is 75% tighter then a Code built home and 55% tighter then an Energy Star labeled home. Also, our method of construction (inside) is far more efficient then onsite construction. We have significantly less material waste, less packaging waste, less transportation waste, and generally an overall lower embodied energy. All of the national “green” rating systems recognize these process energy savings and award LEED and NAHB Green points simply because we’re building using modular components.

 

What type of materials do you use? At our core, we’re builders building honest homes. Part of “building honest” is the materials we use. Please review our Standard Specifications for a current material list. We pride ourselves in using name brand, real building components.

 

What is the difference between “modules only” and “turnkey”? As a company, we offer two distinct build packages. Availability of these packages depends on your location. In parts of Northern Vermont we offer full “turnkey” packages. This package includes all site work, foundation, modules, plus all onsite finish work. In the rest of New England and Northern New York, we offer a “modules only” package. In this package, Huntington Homes provides the modules for your project and you work with a local (preferred) contractor for all site work, foundation, and onsite finish work. In either package, Huntington Homes is a “partner” in the process and is involved in all design and specification.

 

Why don’t you offer “turnkey” packages throughout New England? Currently, we only offer “turnkey” packages in parts of Northern Vermont. This is mainly due to project oversight and driving time. But know that it’s on our list to expand these services to other parts of New England.