To Remodel or Teardown and Rebuild… That is the Question: Part II

Posted on May 1st, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

To Remodel or Teardown and Rebuild . . .That Is the Question, Part II In Part II, we’re going to discuss how you can recognize homes that are good candidates for a teardown and look at several important things you need to do before you even plan a teardown and rebuild.   How do you recognize if a house is a good candidate for tear down? Likely candidates for teardowns are by and large houses that don’t match up to the standards in the more sought-after neighborhoods. • It could be they’re smaller in square footage than most of the houses in the immediate area. • Many have out of date kitchens and bathrooms and, quite frequently, devour a huge amount of energy. […]

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Benefits of Modular Dorm Buildings

Posted on Apr 29th, 2019 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Westchester Modular Homes is capable in dormitory construction. We manufacture premium quality prefabricated modular dorm buildings designed for students who’ll live on or off campus. We have the capability to construct a custom modular residence hall or modular dormitories as well as accommodations for faculty Our designs also work for boarding or military schools. With our advanced modular technology, we build student housing units with ample parking space and well-ventilated living areas. We can help you enjoy faster project completions with substantial cost reduction. If you’re an architect, builder or development company, we’d like to discuss our mode of operation with you so you can discover how we can meet your needs. With each Westchester modular student housing project, you […]

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To Remodel or Teardown and Rebuild… That Is the Question: Part I

Posted on Apr 24th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

To Remodel or Teardown and Rebuild… That Is the Question: Part I Want to build a new home in an established neighborhood? How’s this possible when many such neighborhoods tend to be fully built up, with no empty lots? Truth is, in numerous portions of the northeast, particularly in hugely concentrated upscale urban neighborhoods, plenty of homeowners are opting to tear down an existing home and rebuild a new home on the same property. Say what? Why wouldn’t you just move? Let’s face it. Moving is seldom an attractive option when a family loves where they live and has formed strong ties with the neighborhood. It can be difficult, if not impossible, to find a reasonably priced home that will […]

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Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 4

Posted on Apr 8th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 4 In the fourth and final installment of our blog on the energy efficiency achieved in modular homes, we’re going to continue our discussion on how this directly benefits the home buyer.   Let’s talk green. Constructing modular homes in environmentally-controlled buildings before delivering them to the building site gives rise to significant green advantages. For example, in traditional stick-built homes, dumpsters of surplus bits and pieces are transported to landfills every day. In today’s modular building facility, they are able to capture the surplus materials from one modular home and judiciously use them in building the next home. No need to continue cramming the local land-fill.   Thinking about comfort. Energy efficiency […]

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Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 3

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 3 In Parts 1 & 2 of our blog on the energy efficiency achieved in modular construction, we talked about what energy efficiency means and how it was realized. In Parts 3 & 4, we’re going to discuss how these energy efficient modular homes benefit you, the home buyer.   Of course, the first and primary benefit to putting your hard-earned dollars into a modular home is the savings on your utility bills. Today’s modular homes are unquestionably more energy efficient than older correspondingly-sized homes. With improved insulating materials and sustainable building products combined with compact modular construction, a modular home buyer is taking delivery of a house that includes smaller energy bills. Truth is, in […]

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ACHIEVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MODULAR HOMES: PART 2

Posted on Mar 11th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

ACHIEVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MODULAR HOMES: PART 2 In Part 1 of this blog on energy efficiency in modular homes, we looked at how efficiency was achieved. In Part 2, we’re going to look at a few other ways that modular homes are superior in energy efficiency and more environmentally responsible than site-built homes: Modular homes are especially well insulated because the filling material is placed in every nook and cranny of a home, around all electrical boxes and plumbing pipes. Also, the material isn’t compressed which allows for maximum efficiency. Put simply, the state-of-the-art facilities in which modular homes are built allow them to be energy-sealed in areas that would be physically impossible to seal or insulate on a […]

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Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 1

Posted on Mar 5th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 1 In previous blogs, we’ve talked about energy efficiency in modular construction. But what really is energy efficiency, and, just as important, how is it achieved? It’s a basic fact in home heating and cooling: The energy used to both heat and cool homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain and risks of global warming. So, naturally, the less energy used, the less air pollution generated.   An important piece of the construction plan in a modular home is the tightness. Tests carried out for the energy efficiency of a home demonstrate that when a typical modular home is finished correctly by […]

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Modular Homes Offer Infinite Possibilities: Part 2

Posted on Feb 27th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

Modular Homes Offer Infinite Possibilities: Part 2 How does a homebuilder make a modular home beautiful? Does he or she take part in the beautification of their new home? A homeowner beautifies their modular home in an abundance of ways.   The Exterior Today’s custom modular home manufacturers and contractors employ every conceivable exterior finish and fanfare to their homes. They usually side them in vinyl, and trim out the siding with wider corner boards. In a neighborhood of stucco finishes, the contractor can supply stucco. In a neighborhood of cedar shakes, the contractor can offer the same. Depending on the homeowner’s likings, they highlight the windows and doors with shutters or mantles, and they adorn the eaves with frieze […]

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Modular Homes Offer Infinite Possibilities: Part 1

Posted on Feb 19th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

Modular Homes Offer Infinite Possibilities: Part 1 So, you’ve been thinking lately about a building modular home? After all, what’s not to like? They offer shorter build times, less labor costs, ease of maintenance, no delays due to adverse weather, outstanding quality control and air-tight design, to name just a few features. However, you want to be able to custom build your home. You want to build your new home to your exact specifications. Can’t be done with a modular home, you say. Truth is, modular home design can really be summed up in just two words: “Infinite Possibilities.” Modular homes are no longer limited to just single story or even two-story buildings. There’s no “standard” modular floor plan, and anyone […]

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So, You’re Thinking about Building a New Home in the Winter or Spring Season

Posted on Feb 7th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

So, You’re Thinking about Building a New Home in the Winter or Spring Season Deciding to build a new home is no doubt exciting for the home buyer but, if you’re doing so in the winter or spring, it can also lead to months of waiting due to weather delays and other such concerns. The weather in the northeast is often unpredictable and winters can drag on causing the home building process to linger. No doubt you experienced the recent Polar Vortex that haunted the Midwest and northeast regions in late January, with temperatures dipping well below zero. Such weather patterns wreak havoc on building timelines and most homeowners hold back from starting new homes during this stretch of winter […]

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