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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Ritz-Craft Modular HomeWhat is an off-site built modular home?

Modular homes from Triton Homes are constructed in a climate-controlled environment using state of the art engineering and assembly line techniques.  Triton Homes uses the same brand name building materials and builds to the same building code requirements as any local “on-site builder”.  State or independent third party inspectors carefully inspect each home we build.  Modular homes are shipped to the building site, erected on the foundation by a qualified set crew and completed by Triton Homes' staff & subcontractors.   Once completed, modular homes are indistinguishable from “on-site built” homes.

How are modular homes built?

Today's modular homes are models of efficiency and quality assurance.   The process of building your new home starts with the design phase.  Your new home is drawn up using state of the art computers, which aids in the customizing of your new home and in producing drawings and materials lists.  Once designed, the building process begins. This process involves modern factory assembly line techniques.  Your home travels from station to station where all of the building trades are represented.  Work is never delayed due to weather, sub-contractor no shows, or missing materials.  The quality control process assures you that your home has been inspected for code compliance and workmanship.  In-plant inspectors as well as independent third party inspection agencies inspect each home to make sure that your new home meets all the state and local codes.

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Are modular homes energy efficient?

Yes!  Triton Homes is committed to using energy efficient building methods and materials.  Our homes are built standard with 2” x 6” exterior walls and R-21 high density insulation, R-38 blown-in ceiling insulation, warm edge thermo pane low-e glass windows, and insulated exterior doors.

I hear a lot about “Green” Building. Are Triton’s modular homes "Green"?

Green building is a practice of using sustainable materials and designs in new construction.  Yes, modular homes are by their very nature green.  Assembly in an enclosed indoor environment minimizes waste material at the factory and at the job site, lessens the environmental impact on the land and the community where the house is being delivered, and allows for a tightly built structure to maximize energy efficiency - all of which are key components to green building standards.

Can I design my own floor plan?

Absolutely! Computer aided drafting (CAD), allows for precision customization of your floor plan design. However, shipping restrictions and production constraints can affect the design. If you have a plan picked out, we suggest that you submit it for approval or for changes that will enable us to build your home. Triton Homes also has a complete portfolio of floor plans, designs and elevations that can be modified. Modifications are normally less expensive than a custom built design. Our goal is to turn your dream home into a reality.

Financing New Home ConstructionHow much does a Triton Home cost?

Since all of our homes are custom-built, the price will be determined by the specifications you select for your new home, and by work done by Triton Homes. If you have a particular budget and type of house in mind, please contact us and we can assist you in pricing and find a home and floor plan that you want. Because of this, we do not include a price list in our packages or online.

How do I finance my new modular home?

Mortgage lenders treat modular homes the same as site-built homes and offer the same mortgage options.  Modular homes are also treated the same as site-built homes when it comes to appraisals and insurance.  In addition, modular homes appreciate in value at the same rate as comparable site built homes in your area. Triton Homes will be happy to work with your financial institution.  Also, Triton Homes can refer you to any number of local lenders that we have worked with in the past.

Two Story Modular HomeDo all Triton Homes look alike?

No, and unless you were to see the house delivered and assembled, you might not guess it’s a modular home. Because computer aided design programs are used to draw plans to your specifications, or to modify a floor plan to suit your needs, most floors plans can be turned into a modular home.

How long does it take to build a Triton Home?

The time it takes to build your home varies by season and  order “backlog”. That being said, one of the advantages of building a modular home is speed of construction. When we place your order it will go into a backlog of homes to be built, which typically runs 5 to 10 weeks. While your home is on order the site work on your building lot will be completed. On average, a Triton home consisting of two modules will take about 4 to 6 weeks to finish the home. Our time frame depends on the amount of additional site work, such as garages, porches or decks that are to be built, and our backlog of other homes to finish. You can move into your new Triton home quicker than a typical site-built home.

Can I save money building a Triton Home?

Construction costs for a Triton home are in most cases less per square foot than for a similar site-built home. And there are other cost-saving features: 1) Many Triton Homes are very efficient, which helps reduce your heating and cooling costs. 2) Your home will probably be ready to move in much sooner than if you wait for a builder to construct a house on site, causing less interest to accrue on your mortgage loan.