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Home manufacturer 'raises the roof' with second story modular additions
Westchester Modular Homes says: “We’ll turn your ranch into a colonial in one month!”
Westchester Modular Homes, Inc., a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly modular homes, has launched an information campaign to educate homeowners about second story modular additions and the many advantages they offer families reeling from the downturn in the national economy and housing markets.
“Families needing a larger home face difficult choices,” said John Colucci, vice president of sales and marketing for Westchester Modular Homes. “Many homeowners are finding they no longer have enough equity in their home to afford a bigger one. This is often the case in affluent communities where land is scarce and homes are expensive. Many families prefer to remain in their communities, to be close to friends and to continue attending the same schools and churches.”
Fortunately, Westchester Modular Homes can help these families by quickly and conveniently adding an affordable second story modular addition to their existing home. Employing the “everyday magic” of modular home construction and building techniques, Westchester Modular Homes can double the size of a house in just one month.
Here’s how it works: Westchester Modular Homes custom-designs the addition to the homeowner’s exact specifications with the latest architectural software. Using computer-aided building techniques, the addition is meticulously constructed as individual modules in Westchester Modular Homes’ climate-controlled factory. The finished units include cabinets and fixtures, flooring, painted walls and ceilings and electrical wiring and plumbing. Once the modules have been completed, the roof of the existing house is removed and the modules are transported to the home site. Here they are carefully “set” on the existing structure with a crane, a process generally begun in the morning and completed that afternoon. The addition is then sealed and finished over the next few weeks. A full-service company, Westchester Modular Homes “does it all,” handling every step of the process.
“Using advanced modular construction,” said Colucci, “a family can covert their 1,200 square-foot ranch into a 2,400 square-foot colonial in one month, and begin enjoying a brand new second floor addition in the next several weeks. It would take six to 12 months to build a comparable addition using traditional ‘stick-built’ construction.”
A customer-focused, employee-owned business, Westchester Modular Homes goes “above and beyond” to provide busy, time-strapped families with an impressive array of time-saving services. With interest rates at historic lows, the company will work with qualified homebuyers to obtain construction loan financing at attractive rates, if requested.
For those families who need an entirely new home and prefer to stay in their community, Westchester Modular Homes will remove their existing home and replace it with a brand new modular home on the same site. This “tear-down and rebuild” approach is growing rapidly in popularity and offers the considerable advantages of all-new construction on an already developed lot.
Westchester Modular Homes conducts free tours of its factory at 30 Reagans Mill Road in Wingdale, New York on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tours are scheduled for March 7 and April 4. Homebuyers are invited to come and discover first-hand how modular homes and additions are designed and built. Visitors must be at least 18 years old to tour the factory.
For further information, call Westchester Modular Homes toll-free at 800-832-3888 or visit www.westchestermodular.com.
About Westchester Modular Homes
Westchester Modular Homes, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of custom-built, energy-efficient modular homes. Headquartered in Wingdale, New York, the company was established in 1986 and became an Employee Owned Company in January 2000. Westchester Modular Homes employs about 175 people full-time in a specialized manufacturing facility.
A pioneer in systems-built housing, Westchester Modular Homes evolved into an industry leader through innovation in design, customization, superior craftsmanship and green building practices. The company markets homes through a network of independent builders in a nine-state area including New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.