Are you considering buying a new manufactured home, modular home, or prefabricated home in the state of Louisiana? Known as The Bayou State, Louisiana is located in the Southern United States bordering Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi that has a hot, humid climate. Louisiana manufactured homes, and modular homes are engineered specifically for the unique characteristics of the environment, with a focus on minimizing long-term maintenance, and energy efficiency. Kentucky is made famous by its French-Colonial decor, Cajun cooking, world-class fishing, and currently has a population 4.7 million people. The average sales price of a home in Louisiana is $222,000. In comparison, the average starting price range for constructing a new manufactured or modular home is $50-$70 per square foot. So, the average starting cost of a 1,800 square foot prefabricated home would be $108,000, making prefabricated housing a fiscally responsible choice for Louisiana’s would-be home buyers. These prices can vary in metropolitan areas such as New Orleans and Baton Rouge where land and necessary site improvements are typically higher.
Manufactured home builders construct their homes in one, two, or three sections, while modular home builders construct their homes in multiple sections, or modules—this is where the name for these unique homes comes from. Once completed, the sections or modules are delivered to your home site, and the installation process begins. Builders use a crane to lift the sections or modules and set them gently on your foundation, and then attach them to the foundation and to each other, achieving complete structural integration. In fact, according to FEMA, the engineering of factory-built homes makes them more durable than site-built homes in storms, high winds, and driving rain. Because they’re built indoors, moisture isn’t trapped in factory-built homes during their construction, eliminating worry over mold or mildew. In short, factory-built home construction provides you and your family with a level of safety and security that traditional, on-site home building can’t provide.