FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. WHAT IS A MODULAR HOME?
Modular homes are sectional prefabricated buildings, or houses, that consist of multiple sections called modules. “Modular” is a method of construction whereas site built or “stick built” homes are another method of construction. The modules are constructed in a manufacturing facility then delivered to their intended site of use. Using a crane, the modules are set onto the building’s foundation and joined together to make a single residential or commercial building. The modules can be placed side-by-side, end-to-end, or stacked, allowing a wide variety of configurations and styles in the building layout.
2. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES TO A MODULAR HOME?
- Speed of construction/faster return on investment. Modular construction allows for the building and the site work to be completed simultaneously, reducing the overall completion schedule by as much as 50%.
- Indoor construction. Assembly is independent of weather, which increases work efficiency and avoids damaged building material.
- Favorable pricing from suppliers. Large-scale manufacturers can effectively bargain with suppliers for discounts on materials.
- Ability to service remote locations. Particularly in countries in which potential markets may be located far from industrial centers, such as Canada and Australia, there can be much higher costs to build a site-built house in a remote area or an area experiencing a construction boom such as mining towns. Modular homes can be built in major towns and sold to regional areas.
- Low waste. With the same plans being constantly built, the manufacturer has records of exactly what quantity of materials are required for a given job. While waste from a site-built dwelling may typically fill several large dumpsters, construction of a modular dwelling generates much less waste.
- Environmentally friendly construction process. Modular construction reduces waste and site disturbance compared to site-built structures.
- Flexibility. Conventional buildings can be difficult to extend, however with a modular building you can simply add sections, or even entire floors.
- Healthier. Because modular homes are built in a factory, the materials are stored indoors in a controlled environment, eliminating the risk of mold, mildew, rust, and sun damage that can often lead to human respiratory problems. Traditional site-built homes are always at risk from these threats.
3. WHY ARE MODULAR HOMES GENERALLY CHEAPER THAN “SITE-BUILT” HOMES?
Indoor construction protects the houses from damage. Exposure to the elements while a “site-built” house is being constructed often leads to cost overruns and can affect the building quality. By purchasing the materials in bulk, there are significant cost savings on materials. Further, because the materials are stored indoors, they are not purchased per project as often are “site-built” homes. Therefore, the volume of materials purchased is generally much greater and the savings passed on to the consumer. As the manufacturer builds the same plans over and over again and records maintained of the exact quantities of materials needed for any given job, there is very little material wasted.
4. ARE MODULAR HOMES A NEW THING?
No! Modular homes have been around for over 50 years.
5. IF MODULAR HOMES ARE SO GREAT, WHY AM I ONLY HEARING OF THEM NOW?
In the formative years, modular construction was not as fine tuned and exact as it is today. It was often confused with mobile homes. These factors combined conjured images of two poorly constructed boxes with wheels permanently affixed! Today though, with Champion’s technology, Titan can reproduce any architectural design required by today’s astute customer.
6. HOW MUCH DO MORGAN HOMES COST?
Modular constructions sold by Morgan Homes generally cost 15% to 30% less than comparable “site-built” homes. For a quote on any of our homes, please contact our sales department by referencing the contact us section of this website.
7. WHERE ARE MORGAN HOMES BUILT AND BY WHO?
Our homes are built in a new state-of-the art manufacturing facility in upstate New York. Titan Homes, the manufacturer, is a member of CHAMPION ENTERPRISES INC. which the world’s largest home builder. Since the company was founded in 1953, Champion has built over 1.7 million homes.
8. WHY ARE MORGAN HOMES PRICED SO LOW?
Our manufacturer buys the building materials in bulk at a discount. Labour costs are saved by utilizing a ready and always available skilled workforce. Use of computers, automated equipment, and modern production techniques make building the homes quick and efficient. Building all the homes in the same quality controlled environment avoids costly mistakes that site builders often run into when building at a new job site. Also, the sheltered environment in which the homes are built avoids costly time delays and material damage due to the elements. These savings can then be passed on to the Buyer.
9. WHAT MAKES MORGAN HOMES A QUALITY LEADER?
The two hundred men and women at Titan who build our homes are among the most dedicated and experienced in the Champion family. Every home built by Titan Homes is built in a controlled manufacturing environment using only top quality brand name building materials. All homes are built to comply with all applicable building and energy codes. All homes are CSA® approved. Morgan Homes are built to a higher standard than “site-built” homes and are designed to withstand the rigors of transportation to the home site. Along with our management team of sales and service professionals, our primary focus is on building a home that you and your family will feel proud to own and enjoy living in.
10. A MORGAN HOME SOUNDS INTERESTING, CAN I GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
Absolutely, please reference our contact us section and choose your method of communication.
11. AFTER I ORDER MY MORGAN HOME, HOW AND WHEN WILL IT BE DELIVERED?
The home will be delivered by truck to your lot. Manufacturing plus delivery generally take approximately 4-6 weeks.
12. WHAT IS MORGAN HOMES RESPONSIBILITY AND WHAT IS MINE ?
Scenario 1: Morgan Homes sells you the home only
Morgan Homes will:
- Deliver the home to the site
- Place the home on the foundation or pad and secure it accordingly
- Complete the set-up by joining the two modules together and finishing externally and internally.
Your responsibility is:
- Purchasing a lot
- Obtaining a building permit
- Constructing a foundation
- Installing a well or septic system if municipal services are not available
- Electrical connection
Scenario 2: Morgan Homes provides a turn-key service
Morgan Homes will:
- Provide a fully functioning turn-key home
Your responsibility is:
- Purchasing a lot
13. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICING OF MY MORGAN HOME?
Included in the price are:
- The modular home itself
- The transportation to the site
- Set-up on the foundation or pad which includes: complete weather proofing of the exterior, the seaming of all of the carpets, the connecting together of all of the utilities: wiring, water, plumbing, heating and drywall
- After sale servicing as may be required to fulfil the terms of the warranty
- HST is not included in our pricing, but would be paid by the purchaser at closing
- Please reference the specifications tab of this web page to get a detailed list of what’s included in the home. Upgrades are also offered.
14. HOW DO I KNOW WHAT IT WILL COST ME TO FINISH MY MORGAN HOME?
The total cost will consist of:
- Land acquisition
- Building permit and associated fees
- Site preparation (including foundation, plumbing, electrical, grading)
- The home itself plus HST
15. CAN MORGAN HOMES HELP ME FIND LAND TO PUT MY MODULAR HOME ON?
Yes. Morgan Homes has an in-house Realtor that can assist with land acquisition
16. WHAT ABOUT INSURANCE COVERAGE?
Morgan Homes will insure the home until it reaches the lot, secured on the foundation and stitched together. At this point, the Purchaser assumes liability and is responsible for arranging insurance coverage.
17. WHAT IS THE STANDARD MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY?
Morgan Homes Inc. warrants for a period of one year coverage for substantial defects in materials and/or workmanship. The term “substantial defects in materials and/or workmanship” means any failure of the structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing or weather resistance systems of the home.
This warranty begins on the date on which Morgan Homes Inc. delivers or cranes the home on its original installation site and continues for one year from that date. If the home is not moved from its original installation site, nor used for commercial purposes, then this constitutes the one-year “Warranty Period”. The Warranty only applies to substantial defects that become evident within the Warranty Period and where written notice is provided to Morgan Homes Inc. not less than 10 days following the expiration of the Warranty Period. The only remedy for substantial defects offered under this Warranty is repair or replacement of affected parts after inspection by Morgan Homes Inc. or its authorized representatives. If the identical part or component is not available, Morgan Homes Inc. will provide a similar part or component of equal or greater value. Morgan Homes Inc. will make the final decision whether to repair or replace any part or component or system.
18. CAN I CUSTOM DESIGN MY OWN HOME?
Since all of our models have been CSA approved and any major change to an approved plan may require re-approval which could result in serious delays and cost increases, only minor changes can be made.
19. WHAT DO I DO ABOUT A SERVICE REQUIREMENT REGARDING MY MORGAN HOME?
Call Morgan Homes and we will happily handle your problem.
20. WHO “SETS” MY MORGAN HOME ON ITS’ FOUNDATION?
Morgan Homes does!
21. CAN I DO A MODULAR GARAGE?
We do not offer a modular garage, however we can stick build one at the site once the home is secured on the foundation
22. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COLLINGWOOD AND WELLINGTON MANOR?
A Collingwood home is manufactured to be placed on a concrete foundation whereas a Wellington Manor is manufactured to be placed on a concrete slab.
23. ARE FURNACES AND AIR CONDITIONERS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
An air conditioner, furnace and ducting are not included in our base pricing for the Collingwood models, however, this can be provided. The reason the furnace and air conditioner are not included in the base price for a Collingwood home has to do with the fact that we will be placing this home on your foundation. We do not know where the furnace will be located resulting in us being unable to have the ducting in place. If this is a requirement, Morgan Homes can easily accommodate this request with input from you in terms of where the furnace is to be placed.
For the Wellington Manor, the furnace and ducting are included in the base price, but an air conditioner is not. An air conditioner can also be added to your order if required.
24. ARE APPLIANCES INCLUDED IN THE PURCHASE PRICE?
A 30” gas range and 18 cubic foot refrigerator are included in the base price of the Wellington Manor Models but not in the Collingwood models. All appliances, including refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer can be added to your order if required.
25. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM CEILING HEIGHT?
8′-8″ with vaulted ceilings on the 3/12 roof. Approval is in the process to get vaulted ceilings on the 5/12 roof.